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Samsung S8 Release Date Revealed?

S Concept

Galaxy S8 might get the Edge’s double dose of curves

Two phones: Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus?

Galaxy S8s could launch March 29

Big, “bezel-less” displays
The Galaxy S8’s face could be 85 percent or 90 percent screen, according to various reports like this one. That isn’t just conjecture.

5.8- and 6.2-inch screens
One rumor says that Samsung will be able to fit a 5.8-inch display into the S8 and a 6.2-inch screen on the S8 Edge/Plus. Both screen sizes are larger than the Note 7’s 5.7-inch screen real estate, but the S8 is expected to have a smaller footprint than both the Note 7 and S8 Edge/Plus.

It could have an AI assistant named Bixby
Filing a patent for a digital assistant named Bixby is a pretty good indicator that the Galaxy S8 will have the rumored Bixby assistant and maybe a female voice variant named Kestra. (Samsung bought AI startup Viv late last year.) Riding on the back of Samsung apparently trademarking the name Bixby Vision is the latest rumor that points to AI use in the camera.

Bixby is expected to:

Handle payments.
Control native apps.
Identify object and text through the camera app.
Feature its own launch button (on the phone’s right side).
Launch in seven or eight languages (that’s more than Google Assistant).

Bye-bye, home button?

Fingerprint reader on the back?

Two rear cameras and better selfies on the way

Batteries could some from three suppliers

Bigger batteries on board

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus should be water-resistant