We are nearly a month away from the unveiling of the upcoming flagship smartphones from Samsung, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. This means that the rumour mill is churning out leaks so frequently that there will be very little left to surprise us by the time the devices are released.
The latest in tow is a specification leak from Evan Blass (@evleaks), who has been the source of many Samsung related leaks. In a single tweet, the leakster has put out a comprehensive list of specifications for the world to know about the bigger variant, the Samsung Galaxy S8+. A lot about the smaller – a relative term – Galaxy S8 has already been leaked out yet.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ spec sheet. Impress your friends, confound your enemies…with knowledge. pic.twitter.com/lHrHge8BUa
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 22, 2017
The latest tweet claims that the Samsung Galaxy S8+ will come with a 6.2 inch display, with a resolution that’s marked as QHD+. It is possible that the Galaxy S8+ might also come with an 18:9 aspect ratio, which the LG G6 is also reportedly going to feature.
This taller design, however, might not be as big in the user’s hand as it might seem at first, because the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ are said to have very thin bezels, making the big screens fit into very compact form factors.
The other specifications are quite similar to the ones that have been rumoured on the Galaxy S8. The new Samsung Galaxy flagships are going to be the first wave of smartphones to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. As Samsung is manufacturing these for Qualcomm, it is natural for the Korean electronics giant to have called first dibs on the processors.
Other specifications also include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a 12 megapixel main camera unit, an 8 megapixel selfie camera, dust and water protection, an iris scanner and wireless charging compatibility.
Samsung is most likely going to announce the launch dates and show off a teaser trailer at MWC 2017 in Barcelona later this week, and subsequently officially unveil the device in March.