Samsung Galaxy S8 details revealed, launch date set for March 29
It seems Samsung just can’t keep the upcoming Galaxy flagship under the wraps. While we have already seen renders or heard rumors about specs and features of Galaxy S8, today’s leak by reliable Evan Blass gave us the clearest look at Samsung’s high-end offerings in 2017.
Venturebeat reports that the Galaxy S8 will come in 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch display sizes. Now that sounds big on paper, but Samsung do have some tricks to make it comfortable. First, the reduced bezels from both top and bottom should make more room for screen space and second, the aspect ratio is rumored at 18.5:9 compared to usual 16:9. If you do the math comparing this two factors, the Galaxy S8 should be marginally taller while keeping the same width as its predecessor.
Other specs include newer 10-nm based Snapdragon 835 or Samsung’s own Exynos depending upon the region, 4GB RAM, 64GB base storage with micro-SD expansion up to 256GB, USB-Type C with Fast Charging, 3.5 mm headphone jack (Thankfully), IP68 certification, marginally improved camera (12MP/8MP combo compared to 12MP/5MP on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge), 3000mAh/3500mAh battery capacity, and Android Nougat out of box. Samsung’s own Al assistant Bixby is making a debut too.
Interestingly, there are no home/capacitive buttons on the front. The fingerprint scanner is now on the back but at an awkward position as shown in pictures. Iris scanner makes a comeback from the dead Galaxy Note 7. We will see how practical it is in day to day use.
The Galaxy S8 will launch on March 29 as Samsung is taking more time to ensure safe batteries and more offerings than rivals.