As most of you who are interested will know, Samsung is skipping any flagship announcements at the MWC later this month. Its usual pre-conference spot has been snaffled up by South Korean rival LG where we expect to see and hear a lot about the G6 smartphone. Meanwhile Samsung will launch the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus at an 'Unpacked' event in the US on March 29 at - approximately a whole month later. As we wait patiently for Samsung's latest and greatest - details have been leaking out, as they do.
The last time we looked at the Samsung Galaxy S8 news and rumourscape was almost a month ago. Since then we have learned that it won't be starring at MWC, and there has been a clear picture of the device, and more details emerge.
Pictures of the new Galaxy S8 smartphones have been published by both @evleaks (top) and @onleaks (above). The regular and plus models will sport fairly huge 5.8- and 6.2-inch QHD Super AMOLED screens that cover 83 percent of their front panels. Both models have an 'Edge' display and the screen ratios are 18.5:9. You can also expect the standard specs, as below:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in some, and Samsung Exynos 8895 in others
- 5.8- and 6.2-inch QHD Super AMOLED screens
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB+ of built-in storage plus microSD slot
- 12MP rear camera, 8MP selflie camera - both with f/1.7 lenses
- USB-C and 3.5mm audio jacks
- 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries for the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch designs, respectively
- Iris scanner.
- Fingerprint sensor on rear - next to camera lens
- Android Nougat
Just ahead of the weekend Evan Blass revealed the Samsung Galaxy S8+ logo, as shown below.
In more recent Samsung Galaxy S8+ news, the official support page for this larger flagship has been spotted to be live in India. The page doesn't reveal a lot right now, it's more of a placeholder. However the model number SM-G955FD reveals the Indian market will get a dual-SIM variant, according to traditional Samsung naming conventions (FD suffix).
Interest in Samsung's Galaxy S8 models is reportedly very high. A report out of Korea today suggests that Samsung has been monitoring purchaser intent and decided to almost double the initial supplies for launch (compared to the S7 launch).