The Galaxy S8 has been a highly anticipated release for consumers as Samsung's current flagship S7 and S7 Edge models are nearing a full year since their release. While they would have had their larger Samsung Galaxy Note 7 take the crown as the newest flagship, we should all be familiar with the fate of that model.
Rumors and speculation have been filling the web the last month or so discussing the new flagship for Samsung, and the great people over at VentureBeat have discovered some leaked information on the pre-launch device:
Samsung Galaxy S8 Technical Specs & Info
- Two models offered: 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch
- Both offer QHD Super AMOLED screens that cover 83% of the front panel
- Displays offer an unconventional 18:5.9 aspect ratio
- Both offer the signature ‘Edge' display with rounded curves on both sides of the screen
- Each will run Android 7.0 Nougat at launch
- Chipset will vary by location with either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos, both with 10-nanometer fabrication methods
- Slated to be 11% faster than the Galaxy S7 overall with 23% graphics performance and a 20% improvement in energy consumption
- Battery capacity will be 3000mAh (5.8-inch) and 3500mAh (6.2-inch)
- 4GB of internal RAM is unchanged from prior models
- 64GB internal memory is standard with microSD slot offered up to 256GB
- 12MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing cameras providing improved technologies and performance
- No home button, fingerprint sensor is now moved to the back next to the rear camera lens
- Will charge via USB C and still maintains the 3.5mm headphone jack
- Samsung's version of the Google Assistant (or Siri) known as Bixby will be integrated
- Pressure-sensitive technology will be offered in the bottom half of the screen capable of distinguishing different types of screen presses (similar to 3D Touch on the newer iPhones)
The signature Samsung ‘Unpacked' event to unveil this S8 model is set to take place later than usual on March 29th in New York City. Pricing wise, the S8 will be priced $100 more than last year with the 5.8-inch going for $799 and the 6.2-inch model going for $899. Announcement date will be on March 29th while the release date is expected to be on April 21st.
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