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Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak suggests fingerprint sensor on the back of phone

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With the leaks of colors, prices and almost everything about Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, one tiny but important detail has also surfaced i.e. the fingerprint sensor will be on the back side of the phone right up next to the camera.

We are all aware of the fact that Samsung is going to formally unveil the smartphone during a dedicated event on March 29th and smartphones will reportedly go on sale from April 28th. We are just a week away from the official launch but the leaks keep coming.

The latest set of leaks come from Evan Blass (@evleaks) a tipster regarded as one of the most credible sources out there who even brought to us a picture of S8 a whole month before the launch. The latest leak shows that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will come with three color variants Black Sky, Orchid Grey, and Arctic Silver.

The placement of the fingerprint sensor has been the hotly discussed topic since Samsung announced to unveil the Galaxy S8 phones on March 29. With the sensor’s placement confirmed in the recently leaked images, most of the people are not happy with the fact that they might smudge the rear camera every time they try to unlock their phone. The sensor is placed on the back to have more room for larger display and smaller bezels.

Samsung may also unveil iris scanner and face-detection features that use the front-facing camera to authenticate and unlock the S8. With this in mind, you probably won’t have to use the back-sided sensor a lot.

The tipster has also revealed probable prices of the smartphone. The base model of the smartphone will come with a price tag of 799 Euros (PKR 90,000 approximately) for the S8. The price of the higher end model of smartphone, S8+ shoots past PKR 1 Lac bar. The S8+ will sell with a price of 899 Euros(PKR 101,000 approximately). The new Gear VR set will cost 129 Euros (PKR 15,000 approximately) while the new Gear 360 camera will cost 229 Euros (PKR 26,000 approximately).

The regular Galaxy S8 will feature a 5.8 inches HD display and up-sized Galaxy S8 Plus will be 6.2 inches. Both Galaxy variants may carry powerful Snapdragon 835 processors. Another rumor suggests that S8 and S8 Plus will be powered by battery of 3000 mAh and 3500 mAh, respectively.

Galaxy S8 will come equipped with Samsung’s AI virtual assistant, Bixby, which will be unveiled alongside S8 smartphones next week.

Written by Maheen Kanwal
Maheen Kanwal is a Tech Journalist at TechJuice. She covers the latest technological, telecom and business related, local & global news. (Reach at Profile

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