The Samsung Galaxy S8 devices are expected to be announced later this week on 29 March, but unsurprisingly, another leak concerning the two smartphones have appeared on the internet. Unlike other leaks before this, however, this latest one is pretty major: it details quite a bit on the Galaxy S8’s overall design, specifications, as well as features.
One of the most talked about hardware of the upcoming Galaxy S8 phones are their unique displays: this latest leak reveal that the S8 and S8+ will feature 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch curved Super AMOLED displays respectively. On top of that, the displays are said to be 2960 x 1440 panels; that’s a 18.5:9 aspect ratio, which is pretty similar to the LG G6‘s 5.7-inch 2880 x 1440 18:9 display.
Aside from that, the Galaxy S8 phones will share the same 12MP rear dual-pixel cameras as their predecessors, although Samsung is reportedly adding laser autofocus for better performance. The front-facing camera is getting an upgrade too: it’s said to be an 8MP f/1.7 shooter with a new autofocus mechanism “to capture highly dynamic situations.” Not surprisingly, there is also an iris scanner on the front of the devices.
Other specifications of the Galaxy S8 devices detailed in this leak include Exynos 8895 – or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 – processors paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of fast UFS 2.0 storage, microSD card slots, rear fingerprint sensors (right beside the camera lens), 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries in the S8 and S8+ respectively, IP68 ratings, as well as stereo speakers.
As is always the case with leaked material, it’s wise to practice some caution with these early information, although they are consistent with previous leaks of the Galaxy S8. Regardless, all will be revealed come 29 March 2017, where Samsung will finally introduce its latest flagship devices.