Samsung India leaks Galaxy S8 Plus Ahead Of March 29 Launch

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Not(e) really. But, Samsung India has leaked its model number, seemingly confirming that the upcoming Galaxy S8 Plus would be a dual-SIM phablet. The support page for Samsung’s next flagship has gone live ahead of its purported March 29 unveiling – via Samsung India – suggesting it would carry a model number SM-G955FD. The support page, however, mentions no further details.

The Galaxy S8 Plus, which is expected to replace Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge, for all intents and purposes will reportedly be a 6.2-inch phablet. Its dimensions would however be such that it would seem a lot more compact than what its paper specs would seem to indicate. The phone would likely feature a curved QHD Super-AMOLED display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/ Exynos 8895 processor under the hood. RAM is expected to be 4GB, however, the possibility of a 6GB RAM variant (also) can’t be ruled out.

The Galaxy S8 Plus is further said to include an iris scanner, alongside a fingerprint scanner, for added security. The phone would most likely be water and dust-resistant and carry a microSD card slot for expandable storage.

Samsung’s next flagship is also said to include a voice-assistant of the name Bixby, on the lines of Google’s Now/Assistant and Apple’s Siri. It is said to be powered by Samsung’s propriety S-Voice . Thanks to Bixby, Samsung’s next flagship would be able to “answer voiced questions from users,” and may come with a dedicated hardware button.

There’s also a possibility that Samsung’s next flagship would carry a feature on the lines of Windows Continuum wherein users would be able to connect their phones to a monitor (via a dock) for additional functionally. Samsung’s next flagship is also said to include an answer to Apple’s 3D Touch.


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