More pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ leak, indicate a possible 6" screen


Today seems to be a busy day, as far as Samsung flagship leaks go. Just a few hours after we showed you a few real-life pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S8, more have sprung up on Chinese blogging platform Weibo. They certainly seem to fall in line with previous photos, showing off the device's almost bezel-less curved display, sensors, and lack of home button, along with yet another confirmation of the fingerprint sensor's placement. One photo also appears to indicate a 6-inch variant of the device.

In the first set of images, a woman is seen playing a game on what is purported to be the S8+ variant. The game does not seem to fit into the device's 18:9 aspect ratio, making the bezels appear much larger than they are in reality, though upon closer look the top and bottom edges of the screen are still visible. The second set shows the S8+ with its screen turned off, but in much better detail than earlier pictures. On the top and bottom of the device one can easily see the antenna lines, which weren't visible in the earlier leak, while the rumored Bixby button can be spotted on the left side. 

The last photo shows what is possibly a box with a logo for "Galaxy S8 6", leading us to believe the S8+ could have a 6-inch screen. However, The 6 could also indicate something, like for example a prototype code number, or maybe even an alternative branding for the bigger device variant. On the bottom, the text "Samsung, Yateley" is visible, which is where Samsung's European QA lab is located.

As is usual, leaks should be taken with a grain of salt, though the consistency of today's ones is certainly intriguing. Unfortunately, the latest pics don't show the S8's user interface like the previous ones did, but hopefully we'll see more of it in the future. The S8's release date is expected to be announced in just a few days at Samsung's MWC conference, but don't expect a major reveal just yet – the event will be focusing on the Galaxy Tab S3 instead.


sources: Weibo (1), (2), Xinmin (translated) via @mmddj_china (1), (2)

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1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Wooooow my 1000$ is ready! Gimme this beast asap!!!

23. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Don't you pay with camels?

25. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Will pay with casino chips!!

32. sgodsell

Posts: 7195; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The 6" display will give a greater FOV for VR usage. Probably over 110 degrees. Plus if Samsung is using a QHD+ display as well. Then it will also mean a higher resolution as well. Can't wait to see what they come up with.

36. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Qhd isn't really that great for vr. On my s7 with its tightly packed pixels. They are still very noticeable. I think 4k @120hz is a must for vr.

40. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Samsung uses a pentile matrix, so their 1440p AMOLED has the same dpi as a 1080p LCD one.

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Can you prove that? a 1440x2560 display vs 1920x1080. A QHD display has over 2M+ more pixels. That means even if the screen was the same size, there will be more "dots per inch". You saying, that in the same square inch, no matter the resolution in this case QHD vs FHD, the DPI would be the same? No way...lets dots mean less DPI. If you print an object on paper. If one was 300 DPI and the other was 600 DPI, they can both physically be the same size and take up the same space. But the dot count will not be the same. That is a mathematical impossibility because 600DPI drops more dots in an inch of space which in the case of a display or photo, give the picture a more finer detail and sharpness. You claim could be true in some very specific pre-manufactured cases "maybe", but this is not the norm. Samsung S7 edge has a 534PPI vs the iPhone 7+ @ 401...that is 133 more pixels per inch on the Galaxy for a display that they both have 5.5. You claim is BS because, even though the space is the same, a high resolution will simply shove more "dots" into a given space.

63. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Sorry, meant subpixels per inch. Samsung uses a pentile matrix so every pixel is made-up of 1 green subpixel and 1/2 red and blue subpixels 1). 1440p has 3.686.400 pixels, of which 3.686.400 are made up of green subpixels, 1.843.200 (1/2) blue and 1.843.200 (1/2) are red. This is a total of 7.372.800 of subpixels. RGB uses, you guessed it, 3 subpixels per pixel. This is a total of 11.059.200 subpixels. 7372800 (pentile matrix)/11059200 (RGB) = 2/3 -> Pentile Matrix has 2/3 the amount of subpixels, and terefore sharpness 2) of RGB. 1) http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s7-review-1408p3.php 2) http://forums.androidcentral.com/displays/167679-slcd-samoled-pentile-rgb-does-matter.html Anyways, I'm not criticizing Samsung's displays. They're the best hands down. I'm just trying to make clear that a 1440p RGB is sharper than a 1440p Pentile Matrix.

64. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

That's why I only like 1440p on Samsung's, as it makes up for the fewer subpixels. 1440p on an RGB LCD is still overkill imo, unless you use it for VR. 1440p: PentileMatrix: 7.3 million subpixels 1080p RGB: 6.2 million subpixels So the difference between 1440p Pentile Matrix and 1080p RGB is very small.

65. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I guess Samsung does with the the Pentile for efficiency... But yay, 1440p RGB LCD is a big burden on battery life.

66. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

wrong sir... "1440p has 3.686.400 pixels" that means it have 3.686.400 RGB pixels, not subpixels you should leard difference between pixel count, and subpixel count.. did you think 1440p mean it have 720 green, 360 red, and 360 blue in it's wide side? lol... 1440p means 1440pixels not 1440subpixels each PIXEL in RGB consist of Red,Green, and Blue subpixel each PIXEL in AMOLED consist of Red,2Green, and Blue subpixel total subpixel in S7 is 14,745,600 and 1080p RGB LCD is 6,220,800 the only problem with pentile in VR is it's diamond shape layout, not it's subpixel count

75. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

No...

53. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I tried an S7 with a Gear VR, and the pixels are way too noticeable and the motion wasn't very smooth. Has a long way to go. 4k @120hz is a good starting point, but not QHD.

70. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I wouldn't want to use a pentile array with vr. The screen door effect magnified would drive me nuts. Wait for rgb amoled or go with a good 1080p ips lcd imo.

71. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

NO SHIIT SHERLOCK

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

2560x1600 would be awesome!

50. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Apparently not for VR.....

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

lol...thats funny!

77. lonelyw

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

ukul khara

2. TechGirl90 unregistered

Honestly I see a piece of Jewelry with very little practicality. I feel Samsung has lost some of it's touch, they use to be a brand about convenience, practicality, now it feels like a beauty pageant amongst other OEMs on who can make the prettiest phone? When at the end of the day, a person will be using the phone, not starring at the back of the device all day. Get angry at this comment all you like, but those edges are stupid, and it's an accident that is just waiting to happen, they serve no purpose, the palm rejection is wishy washy as well. Form is the new Norm. You're free to agree or disagree.

4. Kibzara

Posts: 121; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

bla, bla, bla, bla... too much blabbering, girl... btw, this is todays main thing in smartphones. they have reached a functionality level to its maximum, just like cars did. all they have to do is find a way to consumpt less battery juice or produce batteries that would last 2 or more days. and thats it...

9. TechGirl90 unregistered

There's no ceiling on the progression of functionality. If that was the case, OEMs wouldn't send security updates/software fixes to devices, Google wouldn't keep developing versions of their OEM.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I think he was speaking more to the functional design of the phones. And for now, it's accurate. The biggest changes are display bezels and dual cameras which have been around for a while actually and just now gaining popularity. There's no end to progression, that's very true. Right now though, were saturated until someone comes up with some amazing new idea and then the cycle will start all over again.

13. Kibzara

Posts: 121; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

do you even know what you want from a smarphone?? to be simple, or tho have a ton of functions?! two totaly different things u ask for...

17. TechGirl90 unregistered

Have alot of functions that are actually useful. A well optimized software. Decent 2 day battery life (depends on that individuals usage).

22. IonoU

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Don't even try to convincing people, you will never satisfy people wants and needs. Only two options from big players to choose from Samsung or Apple, simple as that.

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

cant we simply have a ton of functions!?!

15. TechGirl90 unregistered

typo:OS, not OEM. Darn autocorrect!

51. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well that is true to a point. But phones may not have reach their full tech potential, many features would be very redundant, cause problems and simply would make the device to cumbersome for a device peopel will only keep 2 years if that. It takes time to bring new concepts to phones, which is why you don't see to many new things coming. On the Note 7, the FPS does the exact same thing as the Iris Scanner. So you literally its a waste of space to have an extra feature that brings nothing new. Even though the S4 was the best selling Galaxy S at 70M+, its gimmicky features bogged down the phones performance. So when an OEM makes a new phone, if the next model is basically going to have the same features overall, then their only point to help sells is to work on its looks. Apple makes one phone. So using the same design 3 years in a row though lame, isn't ll that bad. Samsung couldn't do this, onlu because they make a family of Galaxy phones that share the same look, so the style gets stale and boring within the same year. But based on your last post about Samsung making a piece of jewelry? Hah! It would see females would be happy that OEM's are trying to make phones look sexier for girls, yet still have a nice masculine look for guys all in the same design that is swelty and functional at the same time.

42. westicktogether

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

lol...

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