Alleged specs for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are right here

Time to grab that trusty salt shaker because you're going to need a grain or two of the ol' NaCl for this story. Out of Germany today comes the latest rumored specs for the two handsets that have been on your mind for some time. Yes, we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. With both models due to be unveiled on March 29th, it is no surprise that the number of leaks has been picking up exponentially. We've seen plenty of images, including some live shots of the Galaxy S8+, and now it is time to pass along the latest rumored specs. 

The first thing you'll notice is that there really aren't any surprises. Similar specs have been tossed around now for nearly a month or longer, so don't expect to be shocked or stunned. Let's hop to it. The Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch display carrying a 2960 x 1440 resolution and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. In the states, the Snapdragon 835 SoC is under the hood; European models are powered by the Exynos 8895 chipset (both contain octa-core CPUs). 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. Those seeking additional storage can access a 256GB capacity microSD slot.

The 12MP camera that adorns the back features an f/1.7 aperture and 1.4┬Ám pixel size. That combo should allow you to snap quality pictures under low-light conditions. The snapper also includes  PDAF, laser auto focus, and the ability to record video in 4K. The front-facing selfie shooter weighs in at 8MP. Keeping the hamster wheel spinning is a 3000mAh battery, and Android 7.0 is pre-installed.

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ has the same specs except that it is equipped with a larger 6.2-inch display. As a result, it comes with a larger capacity 3500mAh battery.

Both models are graced with IP68 certification, which allows them to be submerged to nearly 5-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and escape unscathed. The pair will also come with the rear-facing fingerprint scanner placed next to the rear camera. This has been a controversial choice because wandering fingers can accidentally smudge the camera. Additionally, the phones both come with an iris scanner and support NFC. Yes Virginia, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ still feature a 3.5mm headphone jack and are equipped with a Type-C USB port. The new flagships will be made available in Black, Orchid Gray, Silver, Gold and Blue.

In certain markets, like the U.S., Samsung is expected to unveil Samsung Guard S8. This appears to be an extended warranty service that will give device owners the option of signing up for two-hour repairs. This sounds like it will be an extra that Galaxy S8/S8+ owners will have to pony up for.

source: WinFuture (translated), SamMobile via MobileSyrup

Related phones

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)



1. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

What a good looking phone, especially in blue! Please add FM radio and take my money!

3. MattPerkins1

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

FM Radio is outdated. Stop living in the past.

25. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

@Matt: Outdated? Something that's FREE, battery friendly and has a better quality compared to internet radio isn't outdated according to me. It can also be a lifesaver when the power is down. Why can't they offer it as a download for those who want it? The software is already available (the A-series and other midrangers do have it..) plus the phone has a built-in FM receiver... It's only because they want to rip you off and force you to use streaming services, and yet this comment gets so many upvotes.

29. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

To Xperia14, I agree. FM is very useful in emergency situation and no waste of data especially while traveling.

37. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I miss FM too, and I missthe IR Blaster even more. It sucks that stuff like these are basically gone for good.

52. audibot

Posts: 666; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i wonder if the s8 has the ir blaster back since there is a opening at the top almost the same size as the earphone jack on the bottom

32. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

While I don't use it, I think it's stupid why they don't enable such a feature, give your costumers every option your hardware can offer.

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered


66. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You can stream radio foe FREE! Wake up dude!

74. rocker91

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

Everyone don't live in u.s to have unlimited high speed data plans fm radio is something which I use while traveling my note 5 don't have but my back up device lumia 640 has

58. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Old tech or not, majority of people don't see a point in removing it when FM radio is still so freely available in most parts of the world and easily enabled. Not to mention Sammy mid and low range phones still enable it, why not have it in all or remove them all. Silly Sammy policy!

63. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

IKR. These fuys dont eveb listen to it in thr car or hoise, but they want it on a phone?

64. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Grrrrrrrrr!!!! These guys dont eveb listen to it in thr car or house, but they want it on a phone? Why use a radio, music is streaming the same crap on thr web? IHeartRadio and XM all street love radio stations. What do we need FM for?

68. jsidw

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

I worked in a cellphone store during the blackout of 2003. Cellphones stopped working because the towers were overloaded. The only way we knew what was going on was because the Nokias came with FM radio. When disaster hits, radio is one of the most efficient ways to transmit info. Food for though...

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The 8MP shooter finally better be isocell. It's been announced almost 3 years ago and I still haven't seen it used!

75. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

ISOCELL sensors are continuously used from past 3 years.... I think you need to change your newspaper....

20. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I doubt FM and IR are making a comeback anytime soon. They are gone, just don't know why.

27. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

To rd_nest(when is PA gonna fix this stupid bug?) RIP IR. Such an useful feature and no better alternative right now. OEMs are removing it just for the sake of being modern which I call BS.

81. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

actually, its built into pretty much all chipsets. Not sure if its in the 835. It's just a feature that just needs to be turned on by the manufacturer that isnt.

22. lyndon420

Posts: 6860; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Agreed. That's a feature that should be available on all phones.

43. geordie8t1

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

IR blaster is such a tiny but practical feature but i fear its gone the way of the dinosaur

47. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

This is why I'm opting for a chinese branded flagship for my next phone. They still include the IR blaster. Huawei or Xiaomi. IR is a must for me.

51. audibot

Posts: 666; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

it seems like this s8 is just a s7.5 just taller screen thats all

53. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

The cameras (yes, both), RAM, storage, screen, security & other features have all improved. Not sure where you weren't paying attention.

2. MattPerkins1

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

Bad design, bloated UI, poor performance and lack of updates. Nobody in their right mind would pay premium price for an Android device.

5. brasstax

Posts: 545; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

But apparently you care enough to read the article and post a comment. Duh...

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. Samsung has not done anything innovative with the Galaxy phones in years.

11. willard12 unregistered

Maybe not innovative, but they have made some changes the past few years. They added water resistance, made the screen larger, added one handed mode, added power saving mode, put in split screen, added cards for app multi tasking, added uses for NFC, and improved AMOLED displays. Some other manufacturers may have also noticed these improvements.

79. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and new camera bump!!! don't forget about it.. because another company just changed camera bump in their new flagship..

61. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

As someone who passionately hates Samsung like you have been molested with a Galaxy phone in the past, your opinion about Samsung is greatly appreciated here.

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