Latest Galaxy S8 leak reveals the handset could default to Full HD resolution

The dawn of a new day naturally means that it’s time for a new round of Galaxy S8 leaks, am I right? Yesterday brought us leaked high-resolution renders of the Galaxy S8, and Samsung itself got into the act by airing a brief teaser for its new flagship on Korean TV. Today it seems that the leaks are beginning to delve into the nitty-gritty of the Galaxy S8, with details emerging of its display resolution settings. 

As you can see from the image above that comes courtesy of @UniverseIce, there are apparently three options when it comes to choosing your preferred display resolution on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The lowest resolution is 1480 x 720 (HD+), followed by 2220 x 1080 (FHD+) and then 2960 x 1440 (WQHD+). Current thinking is that the handset could default to the FHD+ setting, with users needing to bump up the resolution manually if they want to see the extra pixels that WQHD+ offers. If you remember, the recent Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge also defaulted to Full HD, with many owners not even realizing the difference. The lower HD+ resolution is likely there as an option when trying to conserve battery life, much like we’ve seen on Huawei and Honor devices in recent times.

If you are one of the millions of prospective Galaxy S8 buyers, this isn’t really anything to worry about, especially if you can’t notice the difference between FHD+ and WQHD+ in the first place. What do you think of this latest leak?

Source:  Ice Universe (Twitter)


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).