Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be announced in March and released in April, more than two months from now, but we have our eyes on the clearest renders of the two phones thanks newly leaked images and a video.
This is not a new thing at all. In fact, several rendered images and videos of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have been doing rounds all over the web for quite some time now, but the latest are the clearest of them all. The images also include a 360-degree video that shows off the design language of the two flagships – and you’ll love what your eyes are seeing.
Unlike previous renders that have come from less reputable guys in the smartphone industry, the latest are here thanks to the renowned OnLeaks, who is one of the most reliable sources in the leaks business. However, be warned that these are just renders and not the real thing, although they are the closest to we can get to both Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. With this in mind, do take them with a grain of salt.
Like previous images, the latest show off Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus handsets in glass and metal. The front panel is curved and as expected, there is no Samsung logo anywhere on the front. Rather, the tech giant has introduced a new feature – the iris scanner. It appears on the upper bezel alongside the front camera, just like it happened with the Galaxy Note 7.
Unlike other OEMs that are getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will keep this feature as well as introduce the latest USB-C port for charging and data transfer. The back of the phone has the main camera, LED flash and the fingerprint scanner. The placement of the latter feature is just one of the major differences that the two phones have when compared to their predecessors. Last year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge had the fingerprint sensor embedded in the physical Home button. But this button is no longer appearing on the bottom bezel of the front panel, instead, it has found a new home on the screen.
The navigation keys have also found a new home, same to the home button, while the power button has now been moved to the left of the phone. Looking closely will reveal another button on the right of the phone. According to reports, this is meant for summoning the AI Assistant Bixby, which will come baked into the phone’s core functionality, similar to what Google did with the Pixel and Pixel XL as far as the Google Assistant is concerned.
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Even though the rendered images and video don’t give out details of the internal specs and features of the two phones, we already have a clue of what Samsung is working on. If all goes according to leaks and rumors, Samsung Galaxy S8 will debut a monstrous 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display screen with a QHD resolution while the S8 Plus will feature either a 6.1-inch or 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display screen with the same resolution as its counterpart. Unlike the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, both models will come with a curved dual-edge screen, hence the elimination of the Edge moniker in favor of the new Plus moniker.
Under the hood, the two should come with the same configurations, just like their predecessors. These include a Snapdragon 835 processor or Exynos 8895 processor that is paired with a RAM of either 4GB or 6GB. The storage will start from 64GB and of course, there will be room to expand it. The back of the phone will ship with the same 12MP shooter that made the Galaxy S7 such a great phone when it comes to photography, but you can expect a few touches here and there, especially when it comes to software features. However, the front camera is rumored to up the game from 5MP to 8MP, but the specs should remain the same. Where Samsung Galaxy S8 will be powered by a 3250mAh battery unit, the larger S8 Plus will reportedly come in with the same 3600mAh unit that powered the Galaxy S7 Edge.