Samsung Galaxy S8 is for sure on the way as more leaks and speculations are coming in from China, despite the fact that the phone should be released somewhere in April.
Many are expecting Samsung to make it big with the Galaxy S8 and as it appears, the South Korean tech giant is working hard towards just that. Recently, we reported that the company had already begun testing Chinese and International variants of the flagship.
Back then, the leaked report revealed that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were already being tested. The Chinese version of the Galaxy S8 had software build number G9500ZCU0APLF while the Galaxy S8 Plus came in with build number G9550ZCU0APLF. As for the international variants, the smaller S8 had build number G950FXXU0APLH while the S8 Plus had G955FXXU0APLH.
Well, according to reports just coming in from the same person who leaked the details of the first test units, the same phones have been updated to a new software build version. Apparently, the Chinese variant of the Galaxy S8 has now been updated to version G9500ZCU0AQA3 while the Galaxy S8 Plus gets to version G9550ZCU0AQA3.
There are also updates for the international versions of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Where the former has been updated to G950FXXU0AQA4, the latter has jumped to G955FXXU0AQA4. Like the former leak, there are no more details about the Android software version being tested, but it should we expect the phone to come preinstalled with the latest Android Nougat out of the box.
S8 is testing busily
— 萌萌的电教 (@mmddj_china) January 7, 2017
As for the rest of the specs, it is still early to say what Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with. But leaks have been pointing towards a Galaxy Note 7-like design language for both handsets, but there won’t be a physical home button. While some reports claim that the fingerprint scanner will be shifted to the back, some are adamant that it will move to the display screen.
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S8 with two different processors like the Galaxy S7. You get a Snapdragon 835 variant alongside an Exynos 8895 variant. Expect nothing less than 4GB for the RAM while the storage could remain at 32GB, but with room for microSD card storage.
As for the release date, it should be happening somewhere in late March or in April, with some reports putting it on April 18. Be reminded that these are unconfirmed reports, so better take them with some skepticism.