Samsung was driving excessive when the Galaxy S7 officially outsold the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and much more so when the Galaxy Observe 7 got here alongside and impressed everybody — until it went out with a bang. It’s subsequently probably to be thrilled to leave 2016 behind and switch its consideration to this yr’s flagship, which we all know as the Galaxy S8.
Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s cellular communications vice chairman, has famous that, for starters, the Galaxy S8 will “function slick design and an improved digital camera, in addition to an enhanced synthetic intelligence service.” Rumors say there might even be two — right here’s all the things that you must know.
Design: Subsequent to no bezels
The Galaxy S8, and its bigger companion the Galaxy S8 Plus, are all set to be lovely, and fairly uncommon wanting smartphones. Leaks have repeatedly proven a big curved display filling the entrance, and each are anticipated to have the curved Edge type display, however might drop the Edge identify this time.
Our greatest take a look at the telephone first got here from famous Twitter leaker Evan Blass.
Whereas it seems to be like there are not any bezels from the picture, Blass writes that the display covers eighty three % of the entrance panel. Nonetheless, it means the bezels might be extremely skinny — skinny sufficient to eliminate the normal residence button on the underside of the gadget. Word that this mannequin retains the Edge show on each side of the telephone, identical to the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Blass and a current Guardian report stated Samsung may have two units, and each could have an Edge show. One of many variations between the 2 might be measurement — one may have a 5.eight-inch show and the bigger one is 6.2 inches. Each are anticipated to supply Quad HD Tremendous AMOLED screens. Earlier rumors instructed the bigger mannequin might be extra highly effective, and it might be referred to as the “Galaxy S8 Plus” mannequin.
Due to the bigger display actual property, the Galaxy S8’s facet ratio is reported to be 18.5:9, which is barely totally different from the usual sixteen:9. Based mostly on the picture from Blass, it appears just like the S8 will function a Sort-C charging port and audio system on the underside, in addition to the headphone jack. There doesn’t appear to be any twin-digital camera choice — however this might be the common Galaxy S8 relatively than the S8 Plus. We haven’t been capable of confirm the picture, so don’t take this info as reality.
The reside picture leaked by Evan Blass matches with a set of schematics of telephones stated to be the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, created by Cnet Korea based mostly on a viewing of the unreleased telephone. The pictures present a set of approximate dimensions. The Galaxy S8 measures 131mm lengthy and 68mm extensive, whereas the Galaxy S8 Plus is 159mm lengthy and 73mm broad.
For comparability, the iPhone 7 is 138mm lengthy and 67mm vast, and the iPhone 7 Plus is 158mm lengthy and 78mm extensive. Each the S8 and S8 Plus are stated to function curved screens, rear fingerprint sensors, and three.5mm headphone ports. A USB Sort-C charging connector might exchange the MicroUSB socket.
A current leak from MobileFun provides us a primary render of a case for the gadget, and whereas it isn’t too detailed, it does give us a take a look at a number of the options we should always anticipate from the telephone. This leak exhibits one thing we haven’t seen a lot but — the again of the Galaxy S8 Plus. In truth, based mostly on the leak, it appears as if the digital camera module will probably be a bit of wider on the Galaxy S8 Plus than that of the traditional Galaxy S8, suggesting we might even see a twin digital camera on the telephone.
Not solely that, however we will additionally see that the facility button will stay on the appropriate quite than being moved to the left as beforehand thought, in addition to a USB-C port and headphone jack. The render doesn’t appear to point out a speaker grill for a prime speaker — one thing that we do anticipate from the smaller Galaxy S8. It’s potential that the render is wrong, however there’s an opportunity the Galaxy S8 Plus might not function stereo audio system.
Beforehand, we noticed a photograph leak of what seems to be the entrance panels of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The leak is just about according to what we have now already seen, displaying a show that covers virtually all the entrance of the system and does away with the house button. The leak comes from DforDesign and it raises fascinating questions concerning the placement of the fingerprint sensor — specifically, the place the fingerprint sensor might be. It’s attainable that it’ll present up on the again of the gadget, however some rumors additionally recommend that Samsung will embrace an in-show fingerprint sensor.
A separate leak just about backs up all the opposite info we’ve seen concerning the design over the previous few weeks. The leak once more comes from MobileFun, and exhibits that the telephone will probably have a USB-C port, which can sit on the underside off to the aspect, somewhat than within the middle. Opposite to some rumors, the case additionally exhibits a gap for a three.5mm headphone jack.
One other leak provides a reasonably good take a look at a telephone that has a reasonably drastically totally different design than earlier iterations of the Galaxy S collection. For one, the house button doesn’t exist anymore, and the display has been expanded to cowl virtually the complete entrance of the system. Probably the most fascinating half? This leak truly comes from Samsung itself, which revealed a video on its Samsung Show YouTube account. In fact, we don’t know for positive that this video exhibits the Galaxy S8, however the design does fall consistent with different leaks, and if it’s not the Galaxy S8, it’s one other unreleased Samsung telephone. Take a look at the video for your self under.
A leak from Slashleaks exhibits a Samsung Galaxy S8 case that may put to relaxation a few of the most persistent rumors on the market — like whether or not or not the telephone may have a three.5mm headphone jack. The leak clearly exhibits a headphone jack slot close to the underside of the telephone. We will additionally see that there shall be three button slots on the left aspect of the telephone, and there’s a digital camera cutout on the again with a slot above it — which is probably going for the digital camera flash.
Apparently sufficient, it additionally looks like the Galaxy S8 will convey again the microSD card slot, though it’s potential that the slot might be for one thing else — just like the SIM card.
A brand new report from BGR has additionally been revealed that claims to point out what might be the primary leaked photograph of the upcoming smartphone. The picture truly appears to be a render from accent maker Ghostek and exhibits what seems to be the Galaxy S8 in a Ghostek case.
The render does line up with earlier rumors we’ve heard about the Galaxy S8 — together with that it’ll have a curved AMOLED show and can cast off the house button. What doesn’t line up is that there doesn’t appear to be a fingerprint scanner on the telephone — so if the telephone has a scanner in any respect, it must be embedded within the telephone’s show. That would mark an enormous shift for the smartphone world, and it could possibly be the primary telephone to make use of a brand new fingerprint know-how.