When Samsung releases a flagship, it becomes news and becomes the standard of a smartphone of the highest quality for a long time. After the unfortunate story of Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is looking forward do fix the damage with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. Of course, the Galaxy S8 isn’t official, yet. But there are rumors and speculations all around the internet. The thing here is that most of the leaks today stand true and they appear in the final products as well. We have seen these leaks related to iPhones and they were true!
Here are some of the expected specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S8 along with some more details like a press render of the phone and the release date of the final product from Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Expected Specifications
Samsung always shoots for the moon with their flagships and the Galaxy S8 is also supposed to sport some really top-notch specifications. As per leaks by Evan Blass aka @evleaks, there will be two versions of the phone. One of them will have a 5.8-inch display and the other one will have a 6.2-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9 which is quite unique. Currently most phones go for 16:9 but we know Samsung is not afraid of trying new things. The phone itself will be powered by Snapdragon 835 which is a new chipset from Qualcomm. Other than that, it will have 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage that one would be able to expand up to 256GB.
Coming to the battery, the 5.8-inch variant will have a 3000mh battery and the 6.2-inch variant will have a 3500mAh battery. Samsung will be optimizing the software on the phone to optimize the battery life. Coming to the camera, the front camera of the phone has an 8MP sensor and the primary camera will have a 12MP sensor. Also, Samsung will be trying out something called DeX which will allow you to turn your Galaxy S8 into a mini Android computer. It will also have an iris scanner and a fingerprint scanner on the back for security. The phone will also have a pressure sensitive display which will be cool. But yeah, take all this with a bunch of salt as all these are alleged specifications and they may or may not change.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Photos & Design
The photo of the device that you see above is an alleged photo of the Samsung Galaxy S8. As you can see, the S8 has a similar design as the Galaxy S7. We can see the curved edge display and the 3.5mm audio jack which is surprising as there were speculations that Samsung might remove it. Apart from that, there’s a micro USB port along with a microphone hold and a speaker shroud.
On the back of the device you will see the camera along with the flash. You can also see the fingerprint sensor which is placed at a peculiar location beside the camera on the back. This will be interesting to see what Samsung does with this. Another twitter user @VenyaGeskin1 made renders based on these leaked images which give more contrast on how the design might look in real life.
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) January 28, 2017
I am not expecting much. I just hope these new Galaxy S8 devices don’t blow up like the Galaxy Note 7 did. About the release date, Samsung will be launching the phone on 29th March 2017 and the phone will start selling soon afterwards.