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Alleged Galaxy S8 specs leak tips 5.5" 4K display, Exynos 8895, 6GB RAM and March release

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Alleged Galaxy S8 specs leak tips 5.5
The ink has barely dried on the second Galaxy Note 7 recall, and we are already getting speculative info on the next big thing for Samsung. There is much more than usual riding on the Galaxy S8 this time, as it will be the first major release after the Note 7 fiasco, and, unsurprisingly, the S8 is expected to feature a curved Dual edge screen as well.

In fact, a fairly consistent leakster account on Weibo has posted a table with the purported Galaxy S8 Edge specs, comparing them with the ones on the just-announced Xiaomi Mi Note 2. Both phones are sporting curved displays there, but the flexible OLED on the Mi Note 2 is apparently LG-made, and it's a 5.7" panel with Quad HD resolution, whereas the S8 would eventually take it up a notch with a 5.5" 4K panel, which VR aficionados could only be salivating about. So far, so good, we've heard that Samsung is hard at work on a 5.5" 4K display already, so that's not out of whack.

The Galaxy S8 edge is listed with two chipset versions, Snapdragon 830 and Exynos 8895, both made with the upcoming 10nm process. This, too, is perfectly plausible, given that Samsung recently announced a move to mass production of 10nm chipsets. The handset would apparently be available in 6 GB or 8 GB RAM configurations, and this one is harder to believe. Not that Samsung didn't announce 8 GB mobile RAM recently, but it has never separated its flagship by RAM amount, unless there will be a special version for China with 8 GB RAM, like it was said to happen with the Note 7.

The rest of this specs table is not hard to believe, as it lists NFC + MST capabilities for Samsung Pay, 80% screen-to-body ratio (plausible given the curved screen), and a February 26 announcement, with a release date set some time in March. That's right before the MWC expo starts, which has traditionally been the day that Samsung announces its spring flagship in the last year, so this one is easy to fathom as well. What do you think about that specs sheet, sounds legit?

Alleged Galaxy S8 specs leak tips 5.5" 4K display, Exynos 8895, 6GB RAM and March release

source: KJuma

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posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:01 2

1. dubaiboy78 (Posts: 268; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


my money is ready as long it doesnt explode!!!

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 04:15 7

20. Master_Oogway (Posts: 81; Member since: 06 Oct 2016)


Mi Mix has already crushed this..

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 05:08 1

29. seret6 (Posts: 207; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


Will s8 explode?

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 08:13 1

53. dimas (Posts: 2513; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Xiaomi's still hard to buy around the globe. And that 4000mah will just have an average life because of that 6" display.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:05 9

2. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2939; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


render VR and media in 4K and everything else in 1080p or 1440p
I don't see that point on rendering the entire UI and most apps on 4K.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 07:09 4

44. Ticklemyfancy (Posts: 204; Member since: 09 Oct 2016)


Just like what the Z5 premium does !

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 16:46

69. bossman (Posts: 241; Member since: 27 Jan 2016)


Samsung wants the S8 to be marketable and say you get the full 4k experience in every app and every service you go on. Anyways, if you don't want 4k you could always change it in the settings like how it was on the note 7.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:11 2

3. Martineverest (Posts: 481; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


this will BLOW others out of water

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:11 2

4. Martineverest (Posts: 481; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


this is gonna be tha bomb

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:12 4

5. Martineverest (Posts: 481; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


will i be able to use it inside plane?....will it come with fire extinguisher?

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:20 3

6. nnjerzy (Posts: 124; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Stop with the bomb

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:20 3

7. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2062; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


4k display? Say goodbye to battery.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:23 10

8. abdoualgeria (Posts: 731; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Dont be dumb , u can switch between 720 and 1080 to 1440 , just like the note 7

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 04:15 3

21. Master_Oogway (Posts: 81; Member since: 06 Oct 2016)


Hope it doesn't blasts like the Note 7...

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 04:34 7

22. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


It will still drain the battery faster than a native lower resolution panel due to the panel still powering 4k screen.

Not to mention you'll have to use 1080p for decent sharpness since 1440p doesn't look nice on 4k screen. So it will be less sharp than the S7 in general use while consuming more power.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 04:48

25. trojan_horse (Posts: 4647; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Yep, 1080p is a perfect scaling on a 4K display, as each pixel replaces four, when downscaling from 4K -> 1080p.

1440p wouldn't scale properly on a 4K, resulting into a mess across the display.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 11:05 1

60. PrYmCHGOan (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


What?

720p is HD. 720 x 2 is 1440p. That is even scaling.

1080p is full HD, but is it is not 2 x 720.

The scale of resolution follow the 240 line scale.

240, 480, 720/HD, 960, 1200, 1440, 1680, 1920/FHD, 2160/QHD....3120...3840/UHD. Each additonal 240 lines, increase the scale. They are all on the same scale. means they are all standard and will scale evenly ever single time.

I just bought a Samsung 65" SUHD Tv, after using a Samsung 1080p Tv for 3 years. All FHD content still fills the screen, because its an even scale. There is no black borders.

Now, when I watch a channel that is in 720 or less, I do have the black bar, but that is because, not HD channels will nto scale on a larger TV. So even when I had my old YV, when I watch a channel that has a resolution that was below HD, the content still never filled the screen.

This only happens if the content is not in an HD format or is using a non-standard resolution.

For example, when I mirror my iPad to the TV, it won't fill the screen if the iPad is in portrait mode but will when I landscape it, and same for my phones.

When I turn my Note 7 to landscape, it fills the UHD tv just fine. You claim is false. Do the math. MATH CAN'T LIE.

I think you only made an honest mistake.

Do the math 240+240=480+240....and on and on!

So you would be wrong. The only time resolution have an issue, is like with Apple when you use non-standard resolutions.

750p is not a standard HD resolution. Its more like HD+ or whatever name you want to give it. Its not native HD.

Why exactly would 1440p not scale when its an even resolution? Please explain!

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 11:29

62. PrYmCHGOan (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


Standard resolution scaling following the 240 lines x 320 lines.
When you do the math, you will never get a resolution for 1920x1080, so I am not even sure how that si called Full HD. Even though 1920x1080 is 1/2 of UHD.

1080P is actually not an even scale. So factually, that would mean 1080p does not scale evenly and properly to 1440p, but 1080p and 1440p, will even scale to UHD.

Both 240 and 320 will scale to 1920, both will scale to UHD.

That is why I don't agree with you. You have to do the math based on 240 lines x 320 lines. Neither of those will ever bring you to 1080p.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 13:42

68. Ruturaj (Posts: 1482; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


2160 is 1.5 times of 1440. So each pixel in 1440 will have to take place of 1.5 pixels (in one dimensions, in 2 dimensions which it actually is, it will be 2.25). While in 2160 is twice of 1080. So each pixel in 1080 will take place of 2 (also in one dimensions, 4 in 2 dimensions).

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 07:11

45. fonelover (Posts: 249; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


Tyrion, we miss u.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 07:34 2

47. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


You mean missed.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 08:03 2

50. Macready (Posts: 1475; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


"It will still drain the battery faster"

False, their prototype 4K showed some time ago already had a fill factor similar to the 1440P panels, meaning the energy used is the same for the same calculated resolution. Which only leaves that calculation part, but for the same output resolution, that's pretty negligible.

"since 1440p doesn't look nice on 4k screen"

That fully depends on the scaling algorithm and the gaps. Good scaling of RGB (which in itself is interpolated) content to 1440P on a 4K screen with smaller gaps can look better than on a native 1440P screen with larger gaps.

All in all a lot of assumptions, some of which already false.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 11:31

63. PrYmCHGOan (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


The fact is 1440 is a scale related to a multiple of 240 lines.

Any scale based on 240 lines will scale evenly.
720, 1440, and 1920 will all scale to 4K evenly and will be clean.

As long as it has the properly aspect ration of 16:9 or better.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 10:50

58. Xperia14 (Posts: 913; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Welcome back! I always appreciated your technical knowlege.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 11:24

61. PrYmCHGOan (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


What? Why wouldn't 1440 look nice on 4K? That's false? My phone display is 1440p, When I display it on my SUHD TV, it shows just fine.

How can it not display properly?

The scale is based on 240 lines.

Do the math.

240
480
720/HD
960
1200/WUXGA
1440/QHD
1680
1920/FHD
2160/QHD
2400
2640
2880
3120
3360
3600
3840/UHD

All of those are multiple of 240 lines. Which means 1080p alone will not scale to 1440p or 3840 evenly, because 1080p is not a multiple of 240

1080p is considered full HD, only when used with 1920, a 240 line multiple.

So that would mean, a display that is 1680x1050 would also be an HD display, because 1680 is a multiple of 240.

The scaling that matters is horizontal, not vertical

Also, 4K is 2 different reolutions, doending on what you are referring too.

"Cinema" 4K is not the same as 4K on a TV. "Cinema" 4K is 4096 in horizontal resolution and is not based on the 240 line scale.

Just like with 2K resolution. @k is any resolution with more than 2M pixels on horizontal direction. Which is why 1920x1080 can be a 2K resolution because, in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, there is more than 2M pixels in one direction, qualifying it as 2K.

Resolution based on a scale of 240x320, each even scale follows those 2 numbers

So you get:

240x320
480x640
720x1280
960x1600
1200x1920
1440x2240
1680x2560

I'm not sure how 1920x1080 is even considered FULL HD, when it is not a multiple of 240 or 320

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:24

9. Derekjeter (Posts: 1067; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


This shouldn't release it till June July and make sure all is ok before they jump the gun again. They need to get away from TW and come up with a lighter less laggy version. Don't rush the phone. The true fans will wait for it and if it's mind blowing (which I doubt) other people will buy it. There's nothing that we have seen that will make these coming phones leap and bounds better than what is out now. The only one that can redeem it self is Apple by bringing back the head phone jack. Lol.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:33 2

11. abdoualgeria (Posts: 731; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Touchwiz is improving since galaxy s6 ... And is reaching ios level

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:45 8

13. rkoforever90 (Posts: 284; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


its noway near ios fluidity, it works fine when the phone is new but starts to lag after few months.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:52 5

15. dazed1 (Posts: 546; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


You are pathetic troll and un-educated.

I got the exynos version for 3 months, is butter smooth, much better then the ios 10 crap.

iOS is crap currently, go check out anandtech ip7 review.

posted on 25 Oct 2016, 03:53 9

16. wando77 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


So I how come my galaxy s6 edge plus doesn't lag after 13 months?

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