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 1.4µm 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.

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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

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