We are left with a few more days before Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally made official on March 29, but before this day come, a full list of the specs and price details of these two phones has just appeared online.
Of course, we have already come across so many leaks about Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ and in fact, anyone can easily guess what the phones will look like. However, the issue of specs and features has remained elusive, but this is no more.
The leaked specs and images of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ come from WinFuture, a publication that had also given us some highlights of what accessories will accompany the two phones once they are available. The images show off the Galaxy S8 phones in full, including their color variants, specs, features, as well as European pricing. In order to ensure that the Galaxy Note 7 disaster is completely buried and forgotten, the South Korean tech giant will give its fans the best features of its Galaxy lineup as well as a groundbreaking design, but will the pricing do the company any justice? Only time will tell!
From the listing, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will come in with 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch edge-to-edge Super AMOLED display panels, respectively. Both screens will have the same resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels alongside an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, similar to what you find on the LG G6. As for the optics, you’ll come across the same 12MP main sensor that shipped with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge alongside an aperture of f/1.7, OIS, dual-pixel AF and up to 4K video recording. If reports are to be believed, laser AF will also be included in order to improve the focusing.
On the front camera, you’ll come across a much better 8MP sensor compared to the 5MP used on last year’s flagships. The same f/1.7 aperture is retained and it also adds AF for easily capturing highly dynamic moments. The front panel will also come with an iris scanning feature that allows easy, quick as well as reliable authentication. The presence of the iris scanner doesn’t mean you don’t get a fingerprint scanner – it’s there, but it now features on the back of the phone, just beside the main camera. This fingerprint scanner will come with support for gestures, just like the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
Like the Galaxy Note 7, you also get a Secure Folder on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ out of the box. This same feature recently made it to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge via a software update and it lets you store sensitive data, apps, and files which can only be opened by the owner. Samsung will still keep the IP68 certification that made the S7 and S7 Edge such popular devices, meaning that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be able to survive up to 30 minutes in water that is 1.5 meters deep.
Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will actually carry the same specs. Where some variants will ship with an Exynos 8895 SoC, some markets like the U.S. will be getting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 variant. Make no mistake as these two processors are meant to deliver the same performance, especially since they are made by the same company (Samsung) using the 10nm process. As for the memory, you get 4GB RAM and 64GB UFS 2.0 storage, which can also be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB.
The likes of NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, 4G LTE and 3.5mm audio jack are also present. To keep the smaller Samsung Galaxy S8 alive will be a 3000mAh battery, which could be a deal breaker for a phone with a monstrous 5.8-inch QHD+ screen. As for the larger S8+, you get a 3500mAh battery. Both phones will feature fast wired and wireless charging technology, but the latter will require that you purchase a separate accessory for the same.
Fans of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be able to grab one in any of Black, Orchid Gray, Gold or Silver color variants. Each color variant’s accessories will match the color of the phone. Software-wise, both phones will debut with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and not v7.1 as some rumors have claimed.
To get your hands on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, you’ll need to part with 799 euros and 899 euros, respectively.