It is possible Galaxy S8 aspects including the larger display and biometric features such as a fingerprint scanner and iris or facial recognition scanner could influence the price of the smartphone. It's not unusual for Samsung to design functionally equivalent sensors to Sony models which can then be used interchangeably in Samsung phones at will.
Samsung is resorting to other features to try and differentiate its most expensive phone in a field now crowded with up-and-coming rivals, including Chinese names such as Huawei Technologies Co. and Oppo.
Samsung has already set a very ambitious sales target for its Galaxy S8; the company plans to sell 60 million units for the entire 2017 period.
Now, some rumors started circling, hinting that Samsung could offer the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in a shiny black color option.
The translation of the Samsung Italy page that mentions Bixby suggests that the digital assistant will coexist with S Voice, the voice assistant that is now available in Samsung's Galaxy smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a 9.7-inch QXGA Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
On the camera front, the device sports a 13-megapixel rear camera, while for the front, there is a 5-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. It would also feature IP68 dust- and water-resistance. Or does it maybe provide quick-launching access to Samsung's rumoured Bixby personal assistant?
Meanwhile, users are expected to find an improved battery technology in the Galaxy S8. This compares favourably to the leaked benchmarks of the Snapdragon 835 version of the Galaxy S8 which got a 1929 single core and 6084 multi core score.
The Galaxy S8 is rumored to feature a fast wireless charging technology.
A separate report from Naver suggests that the Galaxy S8's camera 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. They are expected to be the most expensive smartphones on the market.