There won’t be a new Samsung flagship until this spring, but we’re getting an idea of what’s coming. Rumors, reports, and leaks surrounding the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ are beginning to be published multiple times every week. However, none of this is new for Samsung. It’s just the territory that comes with being Apple’s rival and the biggest manufacturer of Android devices.
Evan Blass, the mobile industry’s top insider, just shared an image listing specifications for the Galaxy S8+
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If you’re trying to stay away from Samsung-related leaks, we wish you luck. Though we think everyone is going to want to see this one.
The image you’re seeing above appears to either be taken from Samsung’s site or a retail box for the phone. No matter what this comes from, we believe Blass considering his long and reliable track record. These specifications also align with previous leaks.
Let’s list what’s going on here:
- 6.2-inch Quad HD+ (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB of internal storage (w/ microSD card slot)
- 12MP / 8MP cameras
- Wireless charging
- IP68 certification for dust, water resistance
- Iris scanner
- Samsung Pay
- Samsung Knox
- Earphones tuned by AKG
Most of the specifications are actually similar to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7 from 2016. The screen size, however, is very different than previous Samsung-made phones. It’s a whopping 6.2 inches, and the company’s usually stayed at 5.7 inches for mainstream hardware.
Other notable changes include the raise for the front-facing camera to 8MP and the earphones built with input from AKG.
The similarities between the Galaxy S8+ and the defunct Galaxy Note 7 indicate that the former might be Samsung’s way of resurrecting the latter.
While nothing is scheduled as of now, Samsung is expected to hold a presentation for the media in April. That’s when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are said to become official. Then, in April, both devices will go on sale globally.
Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)