We are very close to the announcement of Samsung’s next flagship models in the Galaxy series, with the company set to unveil the products this Wednesday. There are various rumours about what the S8 and S8 Plus will bring to the table, here are the key things to expect:
Some recent screenshots from AnTuTu show what specs we can expect from the devices. For the S8 and S8 Plus US versions, they are set to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and an Adreno 540 GPU. The S8’s screen resolution is 1080p, compared to 1080 x 2220 on the Plus.
The international S8 and S8 Plus have a Samsung Exynos 8895 processor instead, with a Mall-G71 GPU and both have 1080 x 2220 resolution. All four phones feature 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, an 8MP front camera and 12MP one on the back.
There was another substantial leak from WinFuture, which released detailed information about the devices. The specs generally match with those from AnTuTu and adds that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will have a display size of 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches respectively, and they will be SuperAMOLED panels. However, the website has a different view 0n the screen resolutions, saying it will be 2,960 x 1,440 on the devices.
The site also says the S8 will have a 3,000 mAh battery, just like the current generation, with the S8 Plus “probably” featuring a 3,500 mAh one.
The phones will come with Android Nougat and the ability to add to the storage via a microSD card.
There are a couple of interesting design changes to expect with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Both seem to feature the edge display and both are buttonless displays, similar to the LG G6. The home button has become a recognisable feature of the S line of devices and has been on the front since its introduction in 2010. WinFuture says that they will also come in black, grey, gold, blue or silver colours.
Release Date and Price
As previously mentioned, the announcement date is this Wednesday, 29th March at 11 am EDT. The company detailed the event as follows on Twitter:
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) March 20, 2017
It is expected to cost €799 (approx. £690) for the S8 and €899 (approx. £777) for the Plus, according to the well-known leaker, Evan Blass, a.k.a @evleaks. He also claimed earlier this month that the global release date has been pushed back by Samsung, meaning that the devices are scheduled for release on April 28 instead of April 21.