Samsung Galaxy S8 will be the South Korean company’s first big smartphone launch since the Galaxy Note 7, which literally went down in flames. This puts a lot of pressure on Samsung to ensure that the upcoming, which is scheduled to launch in April, will deliver on all fronts, whether it is design, features, or software. Leaks related to the smartphone come pouring in day in and day out, but a host of leaks have now revealed details such as the selfie camera features, sensors, dimensions, and code names of Samsung Galaxy S8. Apart from this, leaks suggest that Samsung may unveil an overhauled version of its S Health fitness app alongside the Galaxy S8.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Selfie Camera, Iris Scanner
Beginning with the camera, South Korean site ETNews reports that Samsung is looking to improve Samsung Galaxy S8 front camera, and is expected to introduce autofocus for its selfie lens as well – a first for the company if true – but not the first time this functionality is being rumoured. Furthermore, the report tips that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will see the iris recognition feature that was first introduced in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The iris recognition feature will allow users to unlock their smartphone just by looking at it.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Dimensions
The Samsung Galaxy S8’s dimensions have also been unveiled. According to GSMArena, the big Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus measures 152.38×78.51×7.94mm, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 measures at 140.14×72.20×7.30mm. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus variant is significantly larger than the predecessor Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The dimensions tip screen sizes of 6.3-inch and 5.7-inch for the Galaxy S8 Plus and the Galaxy S8, in line with a previous leak tipping 6.2-inch and 5.7-inch screen sizes respectively.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Model Number
Lastly, a Chinese tipster has tipped that the model numbers for Galaxy S8 will be SM-G9500/SM-G950X, and for the Galaxy S8 Plus it will be SM-G9550/SM-G955X. The base model number is for the Chinese market, and the model number with ‘X’ will be replaced by specific numbers depending on regions and carriers.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to have thin top and bottom bezels, with no buttons for navigation. The smartphone’s display is tipped to integrate 3D Touch functionality, an on-display optical fingerprint scanner, and a virtual assistant called Bixby is also expected to be introduced.
Overhauled S Health App
Alternatively, Sammobile reports that the S Health app will see a big overhaul with the Samsung Galaxy S8 release. The app will introduce integration of medical information services like WebMD and Amwell. This will give S Health app users access to a lot of information, allowing them to search for drugs, diseases, and symptoms easily. The report states that it will also allow Samsung Galaxy S8 users to book a doctor appointment and even conduct video appointments with them 24×7 – from the S Health app. The new redesigned S Health app will also let you search for nearby pharmacies, and store critical information about your health for doctor’s review. It will let you save your medical history like past prescriptions, symptoms, and even photos for proper diagnosis. Health insurance facilities and the ability to dial 911 during emergency will also be able available in-app. If this is true, this will be a huge update to the S Health app, and will help combat the tough competition from Apple’s Health and Google Fit apps.