"As you can see, the S8's fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back, though not in the place you'd expect to see it (below the camera)." I think you mean beside the Camera? Unless i'm using smartphones the wrong way.
Pics reveal micro usb not usb C . I don think it is finnal version though ...
I feel like specs is a bummer this year. If anything battery should be 4000mAh at least given the increase on screen size.
Xiaomi mi6 or Le Pro 5 or maybe OP4 will be the bang-for-the-buck phone this year. And I hope Qualcomm will release SD836 (with 2.8Ghz Performance Cores and 2.2Ghz Efficient Cores) ala SD821 because the core speed of SD835 is kinda low.