The announcement of the release date of Samsung’s flagship S8 smartphones wasn’t able to halt leaks and rumours as a new image is surfaced on the Internet which shows the alleged Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets in working conditions. Besides, the handsets were spotted in a fresh hands-on video showcasing their features.
The video was showing a short hands-on of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphones. The leak also shows the interface of the handsets. It seems like the video is out of China. Besides, the images were spotted by Slashleaks which claims that the handsets won’t feature a home button at the front, while, it purportedly shows redesigned navigation on-screen buttons. Citing the leak, it could be said that Samsung will also launch its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones on AT&T network as well.
The consumer electronics maker at its Sunday keynote in Barcelona announced that the Galaxy S8 will be launched at an event Galaxy Unpacked 2017 on March 29.
Corroborating to earlier leaks, Samsung is likely to go a step further with its new devices. Under the hood, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be powered by the most recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which will deliver a seamless performance to the users. With the Octa-core chip clocked at the speed of up to 2.4Gz, both variants will provide 20% faster and flawless performance than the Snapdragon 820.
Here are some expected specs and features of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+:
If we go with the most reliable leaks and teasers, then it is quite guaranteed that both models of S8 will have a curved display edge, bezel-free display, and no home button. Yes, Samsung with its new devices is ditching the time-honored Home Button for facilitating its display some extra accommodation. Also, a high-end fingerprint scanner is expected to sit at the rear panel, beneath of the camera. Some leaked photos have already confirmed the S8 and S8 Plus to have a 3.5mm headphone jack port at the lower edge
As per the leaks and rumours, the Base version is expected to flaunt an either a 5.7-inches or 5.8-inches display, while the S8 Plus will feature a 6.2 –inch screen. Displays of both models will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at both front and back panel. With curved Super AMOLED displays coupled with Quad HD or 4K resolution, both models will have more than 550ppi pixel density. Integrated with extra display features like 3D Touch, Always-on screen, and TouchWiz UI, Samsung’s upcoming phones are estimated to be a game changer for the South Korean Multinational.
Features and Specifications
The Galaxy S8, of course, will be waterproof, like its predecessor devices. As the Galaxy S7 was an IP68-certified model and can stay 1.5m under water for 30 minutes, Samsung is likely to go a step further with its new devices. Under the hood, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be powered by the most recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which will deliver a seamless performance to the users. With the Octa-core chip clocked at the speed of up to 2.4Gz, both variants will provide 20% faster and flawless performance than the Snapdragon 820.
As per the reports, the Galaxy S8 phones will hit the market with two RAMs – 4GB and 6GB. While the 4GB model will be exclusive to some selected European markets, 6GB variant will be available internationally. Similarly, on the storage front, the new Galaxy phones will pack no less than 64 GB of onboard storage. It manes, the phone will come up with two ROM variants like 6$ GB and 128GB with expandable storage option to 256 GB via micro SD card.
On the software front, the Galaxy S8 phones will run on the latest Android Nougat 8 out of the box. With the new TouchWiz OS with Samsung’s homespun AI-based virtual assistant ‘Bixby’, the new Galaxy gadgets are supposed to be a premium and iconic Samsung phone.
Well, this is the most enchanting segment of Samsung phones. The upcoming Galaxy S8 models of Samsung will have a dual-camera setup at the back panel and will host a dual 12-mp snapper. On the front part, the phone will accommodate an 8-mp shooter for selfies. Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, live 4K video, 9MP image recording, Auto HDR, and panorama are some additional features which will accompany the camera segment of Galaxy S8 models.
For superb power backup, Samsung will incorporate its approaching Galaxy phones with a non-removable 3500mAh, which is quite higher than its previous flagship – the S7. It will also have a USB Type C for faster charging.
In terms of colour availability, the upcoming phones of Samsung will be launched in 5 variants including Black, White, Gold, Silver, and Pink Gold. It means buyers will get wide colour options to pick the Galaxy S8 phones.