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

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?


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1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

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

20. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

Mi Mix has already crushed this..

29. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Will s8 explode?

53. dimas

Posts: 3374; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

44. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Just like what the Z5 premium does !

69. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 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.

3. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

this will BLOW others out of water

4. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

this is gonna be tha bomb

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

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

6. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Stop with the bomb

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

4k display? Say goodbye to battery.

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

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

21. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

Hope it doesn't blasts like the Note 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.

25. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 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.

60. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 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!

62. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

68. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 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).

45. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Tyrion, we miss u.

47. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

You mean missed.

50. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 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.

63. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

58. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Welcome back! I always appreciated your technical knowlege.

61. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 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

9. Derekjeter

Posts: 1500; Member since: Oct 27, 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.

11. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

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

13. rkoforever90

Posts: 448; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

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

15. dazed1

Posts: 803; Member since: Jul 28, 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.

16. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

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

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