Samsung Galaxy S8/ S8 Plus: South Korean tech giants Samsung have been in the news considerably owing to their much-awaited flagship device, the Galaxy S8, and the S8 plus which are due to surface sometime soon in the market. The concluded CES event in January 2017 held many hopes of the company unveiling the device but such reports failed to materialize. The forthcoming MWC 2017 event in Barcelona also has meager chances of showcasing anything from this premium offering but Samsung but tech enthusiasts have strong beliefs that we will see the smartphone very very soon.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to house the very latest advancements in technology that have surfaced so far. In an era where we see VR technology and 4K resolution being rolled out, there is not much doubt that the South Korean company will strive to incorporate all these in its premium offerings. Tech enthusiasts have racked up their brains constantly in trying to figure out what the S8 and its larger variant, the S8 Plus might sport and it seems that there has been significant breakthroughs in that foray now. Here we are providing you with every bit of confirmed information that we have on the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus Smartphone Specifications
Display and Design
Both the models of S8 will have a curved display edge, bezel-free display, and no home button offering a 100% screen-to-body ratio, one of the first smartphones to try this piece f advancement out. The premium device is expected to feature a Super AMOLED QHD curved display with a 1,440 x 2,560 resolution with a 5.7-inch screen size for the S8 and a 6.2-inch screen size for the S8 Plus both having an approximate 550ppi pixel density. The devices are expected to sport screen protection via Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 5 technology. Although 4K resolution was pegged to be something that the S8 would feature, as of now QHD is what the devices are slated to get so far. The device is also expected to pack in a fingerprint scanner on the touch panel as well as a possible retina scanner. Although, no confirmed reports of the latter have surfaced as of yet.
Hardware and Software
On the processor front, both the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus are expected to house Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. Made in collaboration with Samsung themselves, the 835 chipset is the first 10 nm processor in the market and the company claims that the new fabrication process makes the chipset up to 30 percent more efficient while offering performance improvement of 27 percent. Qualcomm also claims that the 10nm Snapdragon 835 will provide 40% more battery backup, which means higher battery backup irrespective of the size or density of the battery.
Based on a leak given by a company insider, Chinese and South Korean markets will only get the 6GB RAM+128GB ROM variant of Galaxy S8. while the Asian markets will be able to choose between 64GB and 128GB of internal storage both with 6GB RAM. The same source also points at a third variant which is slated to be available for all the users outside the Asian market, i.e., Europe and rest of the countries which is 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will no doubt feature with Google’s latest Android v7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. ith the new TouchWiz OS with Samsung’s homespun AI-based virtual assistant ‘Bixby’, the new device is definitely slated to set the market on fire.
Galaxy S8 Camera
The upcoming premium device is expected to feature dual camera setups in both the variants, mimicking the much critically appreciated feature of Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. The smartphones are expected to house a 12MP telephoto + 12MP wide angle lens setup with Sony manufactured sensors. By the looks of it, the camera of the S8 variants is definitely pegged to be one of the best of this year alongside the rest of the flagships this year. Pegged to sport dual LED flash, OIS, touch focus, face/smile detection, live 4K video and HDR, the device is also expected to pack in a professional shooting mode sporting advanced camera tweaks to roll out DSLR-like picture quality.
The bezel-less front panel has given rise to the option of a retractable 8MP front camera on the top of the device for selfie and video calling purposes.
Galaxy S8 Battery
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to ship with a non-removable 3500mAh while its bigger variant, the S8 Plus is heading towards housing a slightlu larger 3,800 mAh one. Both the devices will have support for Qualcomm’s Quickcharge 4.0 technology owing to the 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor. The new feature from Qualcomm is 20% faster and 30% more power efficient than Quick Charge 3.0. For a user, this means five hours of battery backup on five minutes of charge. Qualcomm says that the Quick Charge 4.0 can charge a nil-charged battery up to 50% in just 15 minutes via USB Type-C based adapters.
The Galaxy S8 variants are without a doubt, one of the most anticipated offerings from the company this year and is definitely slated to take the company by storm. Although an exact release or launch date pertaining to the device has not been confirmed, tech enthusiasts point at a possible mid-March release date for the premium flagship device from Samsung.