We are already almost a month into 2017 and soon it will be that time of the year again when Samsung comes up with its next smartphone in the S series. Barring all the previous rumours and leaks, Evan Blass (@eveleaks) have entered the party with a pretty solid leak revealing all the specifications about the upcoming device.
As posted on the Venture Beat by the famous tipster, the Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S8 will come in two size variants with a screen size of 5.8-inches or 6.2-inches. Both the displays will be QHD Super AMOLED and will boast a screen-to-body ratio of about 83 percent. Due to the non-standard screen sizes, the aspect ratio we are likely to see on these two smartphones will be 18:5:9.
On the inside, the device will follow the same trend of packing either a Qualcomm chip or company’s own in-house Exynos chip. The model this time for the Qualcomm variant is expected to be Snapdragon 835 whereas the new Exynos processor will be made with 10-nanometer processing methods, as revealed by the Blass. Further, the device will come with 4GB of RAM unlike the rumours suggesting it to be 6GB or 8GB while the device will feature 64GB of internal storage which will yet again be expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. Putting all the internals in percentages, Evan Blass claims that the new S8 will be about 11 percent faster than the S7 in terms of overall performance while the new GPU will offer 23 percent superior performance and the new chipset will also be 20 percent more power efficient.
Talking about the power, the latest leak reveals that the 5.8-inch variant will sport a 3000 mAh battery while the 6.2-inch variant will pack a 3500 mAh battery. Both the smartphones will come with a USB Type-C port placed at the bottom and the device will come with a 3.5 mm headphone jack despite recent rumours suggesting the otherwise.
For the optics, both the variants will share the same camera specifications. At the rear, the S8 will feature a 12-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture while at the front we will get an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. While it might disappoint some of the users expecting for a higher resolution camera, however, Blass reveals that the new camera will come with a bunch of new features. One of those being the new visual search capabilities, about which we reported you recently. The new S8 will also come with an Iris scanner just like we saw in the deceased Note 7 and the fingerprint scanner, interestingly, has been shifted to the back of the device just next to the camera sensor. Further, the new flagship from the South Korean giant is also likely to come with a desktop view which will be a lot similar to Microsoft’sContinuum. The feature will be called Samsung DeX and will require an additional HDMI-equipped dock. The much-rumoured Samsung’s own voice assistant named Bixby will be there as well and Samsung is also bringing in the Force Touch technology which Apple brought in with its iPhone 6S back in 2015.
As for the launch, Samsung will break the pattern and release the device on March 29 in an event scheduled to take place in New York. Before this, the company have always its annual addition to S series lineup at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), however, after what all happened with the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is in no mood to take any more risks. The article from Blass on Venture Beat also listed out some pricing details. The 5.8-inch variant is expected to sell for Euro 799 (approx. Rs 58,000) while the 6.2-inch variant will sell for Euro 899 (approx. Rs 65,000).
Even though all these leaks have been specified by a well-renowned tipster, we would still recommend you to wait for the official release of the device to believe the entire spec sheet.