We've been so busy with PC hardware news lately that we haven't really looked into Samsung's Galaxy S8 handset yet. Since the release of the Galaxy Note 7 ended in catastrophe, there's been a lot of attention focused on Samsung's next move. The Guardian wrote last month about the upcoming Galaxy S8 and revealed that the device is reportedly coming in two sizes. Yesterday afternoon, infamous mobile specifications leaker Evan Blass tweeted a listing of specs for the larger version, supposedly called the Galaxy S8+.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ spec sheet. Impress your friends, confound your enemies...with knowledge. pic.twitter.com/lHrHge8BUa— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 22, 2017
Prior leaks pinned the phone's display at 5.7" or 6.2" sizes. Judging by recent rumors, it seems like the Galaxy S8 will be the 5.7" model, while the 6.2" screen belongs to the Galaxy S8+. In an article at VentureBeat, Blass claims that the displays have an 18.5:9 aspect ratio (close to 2:1) and shaped with Samsung's "Edge" curve as standard. He went on to state that the phones will be nearly or completely devoid of bezels, with a screen-to-body ratio of 83%.
The reported tech specs include a few highlights, like continued MicroSD card support and an iris scanner. In a later tweet, Blass claims that the Galaxy S8 will be the first device to hit the market with a 10-nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC inside. It's not completely clear whether he meant to refer to the S8, S8+, or both.
Korean IT news site ETNews claims that Samsung is skipping the Mobile World Congress event at the end of this month, something that lines up with Blass' predictions. Rumors say that the company will be showing the new phone in New York City on March 29 and launching it on April 21.
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