Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ spec sheets leaked online – The leaked spec sheets are extremely similar.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ spec sheets have been leaked online. The usually well-informed blogger Evan Blass posted a list of tech specs on his Twitter account supposedly describing features of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8+, a phablet version of the Galaxy S8.
According to the blogger, Samsung could be accompanying its Galaxy S8 with an even larger model called the Galaxy S8+.
The most immediately striking detail on the spec list is the device’s screen size, since the Samsung Galaxy S8+ will apparently have a 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED screen in the standard model and a 6.1-inch screen in the curved-edge version. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ could also get an iris scanner to identify users, plus 4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage (plus a microSD card slot), a rear-facing 12-megapixel dual camera and an 8-megapixel front facing camera. It’s also rumored to be IP68-certified for water- and dust-resistance, earphone by AKG, and the spec list mentions a wireless charging system, sold separately.
First spotted by TechnoBuffalo, the Galaxy S8 spec sheet is strikingly similar to the Galaxy S8+. The only noticeable difference is that the Galaxy S8 features a smaller 5.8-inch display compared to the 6.2-inch screen on the Galaxy S8+.
Samsung’s forthcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ are expected to debut a new borderless display — a first for the South Korean firm’s mobile devices — with a screen that covers almost all of the phone’s front face. The phones should be equipped with the latest cutting-edge components, as well as a new AI-based virtual assistant called Bixby, promising sophisticated understanding of natural language. both of which are expected to land in models with and without curved edges.
Both smartphones are expected to be revealed at a special event in March 2017. The headsets are rumoured to be priced at €799 (Approximately Rs 56,400) while the while Galaxy S8+ will reportedly carry a price tag of €899 (Approximately Rs 63,500).
Samsung no doubt hopes that the devices will go some way to repairing the reputational damage caused by last year’s exploding Note 7 fiasco.
(With agency inputs)