Samsung Galaxy S8 protective cases spotted online, showcasing rear-mounted fingerprint sensor


Samsung has already confirmed that the Galaxy S8 won’t be released at MWC 2017 this year. Thanks to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, the launch has been allegedly postponed. A lot of details regarding the device, including rendersand possible specifications, have been leaked over the past few months. Now, protective cases of the Galaxy S8 have been spotted online, giving us an overview of what to expect regarding the smartphone’s rear design. These case images seem authentic, matching the schematics of an image of the alleged device that was leaked online.

These pictures suggest that the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint scanner would be placed beside the rear-facing camera. According to the earlier rumours, the base variant of the device is said to feature a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED curved display with RGB sub-pixel arrangement, while the high-end variant is said to feature a 6.2-inch QHD Super AMOLED curved display. Since the physical home and navigation buttons have been removed, the overall physical size of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus is said to be similar to that of the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge, respectively.

These smartphones will use either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or the Samsung Exynos 8895 processing chipset, depending on the country. It will be paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Samsung is said to be using similar resolution cameras in the Galaxy S8 as it did on their predecessors. The Galaxy S8 is said to feature a 3250mAh battery according to the information from the battery supplier. The smartphones will feature IP68 water-resistance, USB Type-C port, Microsoft Continuum-like DeX Station software, and much more.

[Source: Weibo]