The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are set to be officially launched in just a few days, and as the launch dates draw close, the leaks and rumors increase. A recent leak suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will feature facial recognition and that the smartphone’s camera will support ultra slow motion videos.
Also, an official poster leak shows Glossy Black Variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The leaked Galaxy S8+ benchmarks were also spotted showing performance ratings of both the Snapdragon 835 chipset and the Exynos 8895-equipped Galaxy S8+.
A report by Bloom berg indicates the security in the Samsung Galaxy S8 will include facial recognition in addition to iris scanner and fingerprint scanner. These security features will be very helpful with Samsung Pay and keep online transactions safe. The report states that “iris and facial detection capabilities complement each other: phones can rely on iris detection when there’s not enough ambient light to recognize facial features. But the smartphone unlocks faster and with more accuracy when it comes to recognizing faces.”
Another report by Naver shows that the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be able to shoot video at 1000fps i.e. ultra slo-mo, something Sony was able to achieve with its IMX400 sensor for the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. It is probable that Samsung will integrate its technology to achieve that kind of slo-mo, and like Sony’s fix, use adds additional DRAM to store those images before the ISP can take it all in.
Additionally, pictures of Samsung Galaxy S8 in a Glossy Black variant have been leaked too. Lastly but most importantly benchmarks of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus have been leaked as well. The US variant with the Snapdragon 835 chipset had managed to score 1929 and 6084 in Single-core and multi-core tests, whereas the Exynos 8895-variant scored 1978 and 6375 respectively.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be launched at the company’s Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event on March 29 in New York; it will start at 11 am EDT (9:30 pm IST).