As if leaks for Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone are running out, the company itself joined the party and gave the public some notable points offered by the device.
The tech giant's official website for the Philippines opened a pre-registration page, asking prospective buyers for, not only their personal details but also, interestingly, for the things that they are looking for in the next Galaxy smartphone. The page had a separate box where the registrants can select from the following features: "A superior camera," "A premium and stylish design," "Enhanced battery life," "Powerful gaming performance," and "Enhanced virtual reality experience."
Tech website GSM Arena also noted that previous leaks of the smartphone point to the S8 having the same battery capacity as its predecessor, the Galaxy S7. Considering the registration page mentioning an improved battery life, it could possibly mean that its efficiency and energy consumption can be attributed to the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset.
Meanwhile, the actual release date of the smartphone remains uncertain, as various reports and sources have provided conflicting information. An article from Korea's ETNews last month said that the device will be available globally, starting April 21. On the other hand, Venture Beat claimed that the S8 and the S8 Plus models will go on sale worldwide on April 29.
Other details that were recently leaked include the FCC certification the two models received, which means their electromagnetic interference is well within the FCC limits, and the facial recognition feature was added to supplement the iris scanning capabilities of the two devices, as the latter was reported to have issues concerning its speed and accuracy.
Furthermore, past leaks have also confirmed that the S8 and S8 Plus will come with a bezel-less screen, but it will be without the physical Home button that had been a staple in the previous Galaxy smartphone models. Additionally, fans can also expect the "Bixby" AI feature, though some of the most recent leaks did not concretely mention it, except for a new button found under the volume rocker, which observers believe to be used for enabling the voice assistant.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be unveiled on March 29 in New York and London.