Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus design and dimensions leak out, reiterate 18:9 aspect ratio, rear finger scanner
by Daniel Petrov / Feb 01, 2017, 3:18 AM
given by Evan Blass @evleaks sources last week. Accounting for an on-screen button strip, this mean that Samsung's new phones may sport the trendy 2:1 aspect ratio called the Univisium format that the LG G6 is also going to launch with, and which is now used by juggernauts like Netflix to record their original series in.As you can easily calculate from the schematics, the screens' aspect ratio is about 18.5:9, or precisely the number that was
Moving along, the leaked spy shot and artist representations of the phone last week depicted a new location for the fingerprint scanner on the back, situated right where your index finger would be positioned when holding the phone with one hand, if you are right-handed. The finger sensor keeps the elliptical shape that it now has in the home button of, say, the S7, but it looks like serving only as a touch area, rather than anything clickable.
The biggest surprise with the S8 and S8 Plus, however, is the amazing screen-to-body ratio, at least for Samsung's standards. Ditching the home key, and encroaching onto the top and bottom bezels reportedly allowed for much larger display panels to be fit in footprints barely larger than those of the S7 or S7 edge, and it shows in these leaked schematics. The source confirms the 5.8" and 6.2" curved display size rumors for the S8 and S8 Plus, respectively, but adds that the curvature radius has been reduced compared to the S7 edge, to avoid inadvertent touches, similar to what Samsung did with the Note 7 and its symmetrical design paradigm.
Don't be fooled by the screen diagonal measure shown here, which translates to a bit over 5.6 inches, that's the flat part of the display, while the actual unfurled panel will likely indeed be 5.8 inches across, ditto for the larger 6.2" screen, which is shown here to be 6.08" across its flat part. There is an obvious mistake in the S8 chassis height in the schematic here, as the author has put the same height for the body as that of the display panel, hopefully in the rush to take this out. The S8 Plus dimensions, however, indicate 85% screen-to-body ratio, which is right up with the rumored 83%, not accounting for the curves. Color us excited for this launch, as finally a major manufacturer may have put efforts to really reduce screen bezels on all sides, not only the left and right ones, something users have been clamoring about for a good while now.
- 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)
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Will it have 4k display?
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 3:29 AM 0
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Unlikely. 2960x1440 RGB AMOLED is the most consisstent figure we're hearing
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 5:09 AM 2
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Imo 5.2 inch size and the ratio was perfect This 2.1 ratio with 5.8 inch seems pretty long to the hand. Wont it?
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 3:31 AM 1
It will be long, but less wide than s7. So using it with one hand won't be that much of an issue unless you want to reach the top of the screen. I personally love this idea. Though if it comes with 4GB RAM for 1000$, it's gonna suck regardless.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 3:47 AM 0
The format is catching on. They will come to TV sets in a year or so. Look at LG, Asus, Dell or Acer ultrawide monitor range. 21:9 is the cinema standard for years. I'm glad it's catching on. Someone has to take the bold step forward and the others will follow.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 6:36 AM 0
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Honestly take your phone in one hand and see where your index finger goes. That placement is so natural.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 3:33 AM 0
For those who use their phones with right hand, yes. But it will be a disaster for me since I prefer to hold it in left hand.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 3:49 AM 3
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It is really just a matter of the brain getting used to it. The same as when apple switched the way their scroll worked. Had a "hard" time for the first 2 days and then it was okay. Our brain gets wired into that mode and it becomes a no-brainer. But I believe the idea of placing in the middle and under the cameras (as rumored to be the G6) is smarter. Samsung will eventually also move to the dual-camera. It will require a new design change. I prefer designs to be stable over time. Maybe most people prefer the other way around.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 4:31 AM 0
Opening the lock screen and bringing the phone to eye level is too much for me. I would rather have a password or pin as that would be equally fast and less dorky. I was thinking of buying this phone. Guess I will pass and wait for Oneplus 4.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 6:38 AM 1
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The placement of the fingerprint scanner is not logical if you're left handed. This is a really stupid decision.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 3:34 AM 0
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Most right handed people use their right hand to touch the screen, and left hand to hold it. This would be horrible placement for it. On a much smaller phone where you can use your thumb to navigate there is the possibility to hold it in your right hand, but when both sizes are very large it won't work well, and it might even be too high up to be balanced. I don't believe these rumors. Samsung just wants to surprise when they announce.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 9:11 AM 0
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No front facing speakers? Fail.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 3:43 AM 1
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They kept the fingerprint scanner in the worst possible location at the back. Why on earth did they put the scanner right next to the camera!. They should have at least kept it below the camera. Because of this awkward position, one might end up frequently touching the camera lens while trying to reach out for the scanner. Also, does this design means that there is no more heart rate monitor!. I would wait for the Iphone 8 and the Note 8 to be launched and get one of those rather than rushing to get the S8 only for the sake of having a bigger screen.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 3:44 AM 0
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Nothing interesting about that rear design. After the note 7 tragedy one would expect a radically redesigned state of hardware and technology to make up for all the losses. I don't think Samsung wants to survive in the Mobile business. They might think Apple is just too far ahead and the rivals behind are catching up. Adios to Samsung?
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 3:51 AM 0
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