All Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs, dimensions, and a 6GB/128GB version leak out

All Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs, dimensions, and a 6GB/128GB version leak out
Well, well, well, what do you hear, what do you say? There have been rumors about eventual Galaxy S8 and S8+ versions with 6 GB RAM, and, lo and behold, these might turn out true in the end, as such units just passed certification by TENAA, which is the Chinese equivalent of the FCC, listing both 4GB/64 GB and 6GB/128GB models. Samsung was planning to do it with the Galaxy Note 7 in China, so why not fast forward a few months, and do it with the Galaxy S8 instead, right?

With the Note 7, it was speculated that Samsung didn't want local brands like Vivo, which already have phones with 6 GB RAM on the market, to undermine the launch of its high-end phablet, and the argumentation for an eventual S8 with 6 GB RAM may be the same. In fact, it is speculated that Samsung's upcoming flagship models will have versions with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage both in China, and in South Korea. Samsung already has the C9 Pro with 6 GB RAM on sale in China, so that won't be without a precedent.

That's not the only nugget of info we can grab from the TENAA listing, though - the full specs suite of the S8 and S8+ just got confirmed, down to the phones' dimensions, screen size and resolution, as well as the battery capacity. The only thing we can't vouch for is the processor model for China, as it is just listed as having a 2.45 GHz core frequency. Given that it has to support the Chinese TD-SCDMA standard, however, we'd wager to guess that the chipset in question will be Snapdragon 835.

While we already saw the screen diagonal and resolution leak out, it's nice to see them confirmed as being a 5.8" and 6.2" panels, respectively, with the unorthodox 2960 x 1440 resolution, which returns exactly the rumored 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Speaking of taller, but less wide screens, that is indeed the case here, as the Galaxy S8 is listed with 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 (mm) dimensions and 152g weight, while the S8+ is taller and wider at 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 (mm), and apparently weighs 173g. The S8+, in particular, fits a 6.2" display in about the Note 7 footprint, only slightly taller, which is a pretty impressive feat, no matter how you slice it.

Moving on, we have the cameras confirmed as a 12 MP main shooter and an 8 MP selfie snapper, as well as the battery capacities, which, at 3000 mAh and 3500 mAh, respectively, coincides with those spy shots of alleged Galaxy S8 and S8+ batteries that we saw not long ago. By now, the only thing left is that Samsung actually gets on stage, and fills in all the little details that would make its 2017 flagships an even better proposition than they are on paper. We'll be there, and relay all the excitement directly, so stay tuned for more in a few hours.


source: TENAA (S8) (S8+) via MobileExpose

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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37 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Weird aspect ratio small display and expensive price

2. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Battery*

33. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

EDIT: Phonearena, guys you need to fix comment nesting. Replies STILL aren't working properly When will this be fixed? This problem has been occurring for over a month. I intended to reply to androiduser.

34. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

Realistically, they need to dump this home-brew commenting system and get something like disqus,.

35. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Hell Yeah they do. I like disqus as well.

3. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

And they say iPhone screens have weird resolution.

4. mastamolvi unregistered

The s8 plus is to long

17. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

That's what she said

32. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Samsung certainly hopes not.

5. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

So the 5.8" screened S8 would be just 1 mm wider than the 4.7" iPhone 7... Wow

12. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

That may be because of the huge bezels on the top and bottom of every iPhone ever.

13. Guaire

Posts: 892; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

And nearly 6mm narrower than 5.7" Note 7, but its side bezels is not narrower than the Note 7.

6. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

I don't get the decision why they have to use such weird dimensions for this phone. They could've easily made a 16:9 inch screen for better multimedia experience but that's just me.

7. androiduser

Posts: 513; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I'm glad that everyone on here shares opinion. I thought im the only one who hates the new aspect ratio, i hope people will hate it and it will fail so that it doesn't become the standard in the future

9. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

Have you used a 18:9 device yet?

10. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Have you? I'm kind of curious how it could offer better multimedia experience than 16:9.

15. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

I haven't but my point is, how can you give an opinion on something you haven't used at all? Maybe I'll hate it, maybe I'll love it, but I'm holding judgement until I can actually back it up.

18. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

But one thing that some people will agree on is that the aspect ratio is weird and I'm curious about how it would give better multimedia experience or not. Thanks for proving your point though.

24. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

I agree, it sounds and looks a bit weird, but for instance, what LG did with the thumbnails in the camera interface looks really cool, so I'm curious about it.

21. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Stop being so rational. We're supposed to hate everything until it comes out on the iPhone....

25. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

Haha yeah my bad

20. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I have actually. It has advantages and disadvantages. The thing I like is how neat the screen sets. Two perfect squares, making multitasking a breeze.

36. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I use ultra-wide 21:9 monitor for work.. and it did great for photoshop since I can display long list of layers and history, and still get tons of workspace, it also great for side-by-side document editing.. but wide screen won't matter much for mobile device, lol...

26. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

it could be that multi media can be viewed on 16:9 aspect ratio and the remaining ratio will be used on the screen buttons.

8. peace247 unregistered

King is coming

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1844; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Just wait until you get the device in your hands... You'll appreciate the difference...

14. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Would be a nice surprise if they release a compact 5" version too. NEVER WILL HAPPEN THOUGH:/

23. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Wow, it would be so tiny.

16. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Those batteries won't cut it, no amount of efficiency gains will help. E.g. the S8 with an efficient CPU/GPU, maybe that will help it make up for 10% of it's capacity. That still leaves it with mediocre battery of the G6. The 5.5in Redmi pro has the S625 and a 4100mah battey and it has amazing battery life but this device has 100mah less, similar screen area and a processor which is much more powerful. S7 Edge it is for me

22. j_grouchy

Posts: 185; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Not 100 less...1000. I know they've been...ummm...burned before....but 3000 and 3500 is playing it a bit too safe.

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