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Samsung Galaxy S8 may be available for purchase around April 21st

Unlike the pictured Galaxy S7, the S8 will have a fingerprint scanner on the rear instead. (Source: The Guardian)
Unlike the pictured Galaxy S7, the S8 will have a fingerprint scanner on the rear instead. (Source: The Guardian)
Say goodbye to your bezels. Users are finally getting a potential date on which they may purchase a Galaxy S8, which will have a number of interesting features including the curved “infinity” display from the S7 Edge, a new assistant, and USB Type-C port.

A number of knowledgeable sources have leaked additional details about the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Speaking with The Guardian, the sources confirmed other previous rumors and leaks supporting the late March release date, adding that it would go on sale “on or around 21 April.” This is later than past Samsung flagship launches, which typically occur at Mobile World Congress in February.

Among the details that the sources revealed regarding the Galaxy S8 include its expected release in two sizes, both with screens that fall within the 5-inch and 6-inch ballpark. These two devices will appear to have a similar form factor and proportions as the Galaxy S7, but both will have the curved edge-to-edge display that was seen on the Galaxy S7 Edge. The top and bottom bezels on the Galaxy S8 are allegedly so thin that Samsung had no space to include their logo.

Other notable changes include the fingerprint scanner moving to the rear of both devices and the inclusion of the iris scanning technology from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Rest assured, Samsung isn’t getting rid of the 3.5 mm headphone socket.

The base model of the S8 should come with 64GB storage, an AI assistant that may or may not be Bixby, a USB Type-C port for charging, and an improved camera and processor.

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Isaac Brown, 2017-01-25 (Update: 2017-01-25)
Isaac Brown
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I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.