Samsung Galaxy S8 revealed in new leak

Eminent mobile tipster Evan Blass has revealed what is likely the first legitimate image of the Samsung Galaxy S8, along with details regarding the specifications and hardware features of the new device.

The image shows the front and back of two devices, both of which feature 3.5mm headphone jacks. The leak also confirms that the devices will not have traditional navigation buttons and will feature large 5.8- and 6.2-inch QHD Super AMOLED screens, which cover 83 percent of their front panels.

The fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back in a slightly unusual position to the right of the camera bump.

Blass further states that the device will feature two different chipsets depending on market, as is customary for the brand. Those chips are said to be the Snapdragon 835 and a new Exynos chipset. Battery size will reportedly be 3,000mAh for the smaller device, and 3,500mAh for the larger one.

Both will contain 4GB of RAM, as with the S7 line, but the new internal storage baseline will be 64GB expandable by MicroSD, according to the leak.

Additionally, the devices will feature USB-C, iris scanners and 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras with f/1.7 focal ratios and a new visual search functionality, which allows users to complete optical character recognition-enabled web search on photographed text, for instance. Desktop mode functionality, similar to Microsoft Continuum, has also been confirmed by Blass, though it requires an optional HDMI dock.

Finally, the leak confirms that force touch-like functionality is coming to the S8.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly debut on March 29th, 2017, in New York City, and will likely go on sale beginning April 21st.


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