The leak, obtained by TechnoBuffalo from a “trusted source”, claims that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display – or a 5.6-inch one if you stop at the rounded corners, rather than measuring the full rectangle.
It’s smaller than the S8 Plus, but it’s still on the very, very large side. That is literally the only difference listed between the two handsets, with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus said to be 6.2/6.1 inches.
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Both phones apparently have a 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera but there's no suggestion that it's dual-lens. There's also an 8MP front-facing camera, an iris scanner, an IP68 certified dust and water resistant build, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot.
They’re also both said to support Samsung Pay, 4G LTE and wireless charging, and to be secured by Samsung Knox, run Android (obviously) and come with earphones tuned by AKG.
All of that largely lines up with previous rumors and paints an almost complete picture of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Two key specs are missing, namely the battery size and chipset. But previous rumors suggest the chipset will be the flagship Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 and the battery will be 3,000mAh – which could be another thing that’s different compared to the S8 Plus, as that’s rumored to have a 3,500mAh juice pack.
Assuming all these specs are right, the Samsung Galaxy S8 should be every bit the phone we’d expect a Samsung flagship to be. We’ll know for sure soon, as the S8 is likely to be announced on March 29 – but even before then we may get a video teaser at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017).
- The Galaxy S8 will have competition from the LG G6