Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone – Galaxy S8 – is all set to make its debut this week and leaks revealing the looks, specifications, features and the price of the device have surfaced online in full glory.
A recent information leak by German tech site WinFuture, which claims to have obtained Samsung’s official press images of both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, says that the Galaxy S8 will feature a greatly enlarged 5.8-inch (2960 x 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display, compared to the 5.1-inch in Galaxy S7. Meanwhile, the S8 Plus will have a 6.2-inch display.
Curved OLED displays (similar to the gentle curvature of the Galaxy Note 7) will be used on both Galaxy S models for the first time.
Both the variants are expected to come powered with either Exynos 8895 chipset globally, with the exception of the US, Japan and China which will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835.
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be coupled with 4GB RAM, and will offer 64GB of storage option, which could further be expanded using a MicroSD card.
Talking about the camera, the two variants will consist of a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera, and will operate on latest Android operating system 7.0 Nougat.
Battery life will be a potential concern with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, which will sport 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries respectively, which is no larger than the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge batteries, despite their bigger displays.
The models will be equipped with an iris-scanner and a digital voice-assistant Bixby. However, this time the Galaxy smartphone will sport the sensor-button on the rear of the smartphone, unlike the previous models.
Notably, the 3.5mm audio jack remains, after it was initially reported that Samsung would copy Apple and ditch the port.
The two variants are expected to be available in Black, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray and Silver colour options.
The European pricing for the Galaxy S8 will be €799 (approx. Rs 58,000) and €899 (approx. Rs 65,000) for the Galaxy S8 Plus.