Samsung Galaxy S8 stars in video and on Geekbench (along with the Galaxy S8+)
by Alan Friedman / Mar 05, 2017, 8:12 AM
Don't blink, or else you might miss a video that allegedly shows 5-seconds of the Samsung Galaxy S8. If legit, we can say that the flagship handset does have a sleek and sexy look. The back shows the fingerprint scanner to the right of the rear camera where it has appeared on other leaks, including those disseminated by reliable tipsters. With the apparent removal of the home button, Samsung had limited choices. It could have embedded the scanner under the display, or moved it to the back. The manufacturer seems to have gone with the latter. You can view the clip by clicking on the video at the top of this story.
In addition, it appears that both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ have been benchmarked by Geekbench. The SM-G950U is the Galaxy S8 and Geekbench shows that the device was tested with Android 7.0 installed. That will probably be changed to Android 7.1 when the unit is launched next month. The Snapdragon 835 chipset was under the hood during the testing, with the octa-core GPU running at a clock speed of 1.9GHz. 4GB of RAM was on board. The device scored 1916 on the single-core test, and 6011 on the multi-core run through.
The SM-G955U is the Samsung Galaxy S8+. The only differences between it and the Galaxy S8 are believed to be a larger 6.2-inch display (compared to the 5.8-inch screen on the Galaxy S8) and a larger battery capacity (3500mAh vs. 3000mAh). That is no surprise since more power is needed to power the bigger screen. With all that in mind, the specs that were posted by Geekbench for the Galaxy S8 were identical to what was posted for the Galaxy S8+ And the latter's single-core and multi-core scores of 1929 and 6084 respectively, were no more than 1.2% apart from the results tallied by the Galaxy S8.
As we get closer to the March 29th unveiling of both models, we should see an exponential rise in leaks. Our advice is to check in with us often. We'll even leave the lights on for you.
source: Slashleaks, Geekbench (1), (2) via Telefoonabonnement.nl (translated)
- 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)
- 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)
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OMG, Fantastic, looks phone from the space.
posted on Mar 05, 2017, 8:16 AM 27
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Not really a fan of the design Tbh... I'll need to really spend extensive time with it to see how I like it. But I'm all for change to the stale smartphone form factor
posted on Mar 05, 2017, 8:21 AM 7
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But is it really? The way a lot of people hold their phones would place their index finger very near to that spot anyway, I'd almost say its more logical than putting it somewhere in the middle on the back or in the bottom bezel at the front. I wouldn't be surprised if it actually works out quite well for the vast majority of users.
posted on Mar 05, 2017, 1:18 PM 1
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I could actually deal with the FS placement as it's rare I use it. What the G6 has that the S8 doesn't is a flat screen. I really like the AMOLED display better and my s7 has been good to me. If I can't put an Otterbox Defender case on it it's useless to me at work, it WILL get damaged. No doubt the S8 will run rings around the G6 though.
posted on Mar 05, 2017, 8:46 PM 1
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Just another clone of LG G6 which has the original 2:1 display. All black looks so much like a brick and way off putting. That finger printer scanner placement is truly from Jupiter or Venus.....LOL Weird and dumb. This phone is so awkward and huuuuuuuuuge looking, dark and dull.
posted on Mar 05, 2017, 10:34 AM 4
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Samsung did not clone LG G6. If I continue with your logic, then all the smartphones in the world have cloned the first mobile developed in the 90s. How? They CLONED the calling functionality. LOL. Thumbs up if you agree.
posted on Mar 05, 2017, 10:50 AM 15
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You have the dumbest logic I have ever read. All phones are a clone since they have a touchscreen and a camera. I don't know who you are trying to convince here but if someone is convinced by your logic, they must be dumb as fk
posted on Mar 05, 2017, 10:57 AM 11
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Ugly G6? Seriously you Fanboy are funny. G6 and S8 look nearly identical only difference is one has a flat screen and one as a curved screen. If you say one or another is ugly then they are both ugly.
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 10:34 AM 0
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G6 clone? They practically working on the phones at the same time (just different release time). And It is LG that followed the Samsung route by having a non removable battery in a metal-glass water/dust resistant body. Agreed on the awkward placement of the finger print scanner tho.
posted on Mar 05, 2017, 8:29 PM 0
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Good one, the G6 might have been released earlier but the first leaks of the S8 came out earlier than the first images of the G6 and it takes several months if not longer till a new design is made. So it's not a clone, Samsung and LG might have even talked about the new display format together.
posted on Mar 06, 2017, 6:51 AM 0
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G6 clone? so you actually think they can pull it off a week or two after it was announced by LG lol. Samsung is leading in Android market by a margin (except the Chinese market) right now. Comparing to LG, who's selling well? Hmm
posted on Mar 09, 2017, 1:58 PM 0
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