Samsung Galaxy S8 image leaked online

A new image that claims to show the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 has been posted on the internet. In addition, the specs and launch plans have also been leaked and, if true, they reveal that Samsung’s going big this year. Literally.

According to notorious mobile tipster Evan Blass, via VentureBeat, two new handsets will be available - a chunky 5.8 inch model and a gargantuan 6.2 inch version. The small handed need not apply.

The pictures seem to back up early rumours that the S8 would have a curved screen that covers most of the front of the phone. It's so big, there's no room for a home button, or even Samsung's logo. Blass suggests that as a result, Samsung may hard code the logo to the top of the screen, but that would seem something of an own-goal for a company that really needs a win right now.

Either way, the back will have the Samsung name, as well as a fingerprint scanner and a 12 megapixel (MP) camera, the leak claims.

Other specs include a 2,560 x 1,440 quad HD Super AMOLED screen, 8MP front-facing camera, pressure sensitive touch screen, and - hooray! - a head phone jack. The phones will use Android Nougat, a Snapdragon 835 chip, and 4GB RAM.

According to Blass, the handsets will launch on March 29. The 5.8 inch version will reportedly cost €799 (£680), while the 6.2-inch model will run you a not-inconsiderable €899 (£770).

Source: VentureBeat | The Independent

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