Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked Images Hint At Cutomizable Virtual Navigation Buttons, Bixby AI Assistant Button & Lots More [VIDEO]

3 March 2017, 2:25 am EST By Vinay Patel Mobile & Apps
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 PLus unveiling has been postponed by a week.  ( SuperSaf TV / YouTube )

Despite the lack of an official announcement, Samsung's next flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and the Note 8 have been subject to a slew of rumors and leaks.

While the rumor mill continues to churn out all sorts of speculations around the long impending devices, a batch of new live images for the Galaxy S7 successor has surfaced online (via BGR), confirming the AI button will be placed on the left side. The recently leaked images show the Galaxy S8's side profile giving smartphone lovers a brief glimpse at the power and volume rocker buttons.

If the leaked images are anything to go by, the Galaxy S8 will retain the traditional 3.5mm audio jack and will feature speaker grille located at the bottom panel. In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy S8 will come with the USB Type-C port. Moreover, the leaked image also gives a peek at what looks like a Chinese test unit of the Galaxy S8.

The home screen of the device seems to feature an array of apps including AT&T, Amazon Shopping, gallery, mail, and calendar. The bottom of the screen, on the other hand, showed some basic apps such as messages, calls, camera and browser. Aside from that, the newfangled on-screen navigation keys are in view as well.

The latest leaks echo previous leaks that hinted at the iris scanner, which will be accommodated above the display alongside the front shooter. Also, the new leaks suggest Samsung will oust the conventional home button. A physical button, which looks like the power button is visible on the left panel. This could be the long-rumored Bixby AI (artificial intelligence) assistant.

Another leak has been doing rounds on the internet in the form of a video showing Samsung Galaxy S8. The video suggests the device may allow users to reposition its virtual navigation buttons. This is similar to what other handset makers including LG offer, according to AndroidPolice.

Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to hit the store shelves alongside its larger variant, the Galaxy S8 Plus. Despite the alleged size difference, both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are likely to sport similar design.

While the regular version of the Galaxy S8 is rumored to sport a 5.8-inch display, the Plus variant of the upcoming smartphone could feature a larger 6.2-inch display. Moreover, both devices could feature an aspect ratio of 18:9, which is a far cry from the standard 16:9 aspect ratio.

The latest Snapdragon 835 processor will be firing up the devices; however, in some regions, the smartphones will come equipped with the 10nm in-house processor. The Galaxy S8, S8 Plus will have 4GB of RAM, 64GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card.

Samsung will take the wraps off the Galaxy S8 at the company's Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event, which is slated to take place on March 29.

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