For the first time, we might be looking at the real Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship ahead of its official introduction set to be held on 29th of March. And what makes this last leak reliable is the Samsung-like design of speaker holes. The previous render leaked by VentureBeat displayed the alleged Galaxy S8 phone with a different design of speaker grille. The common design of Samsung-made phone speaker grille involves a duo of five tiny holes, while the leaked render showed the device slimmer and with only one line of speaker grilles which were also thicker than they normally are on a mobile device designed by Samsung. Along with the speaker grills, the S8 goes on to pride its self as a phone with headphone jack.
Probably the image shared by VentureBeat belonged to a Galaxy S8 prototype and not to the final product. That render allowed the concept designer, Benjamin Geskin to create replicas of the Galaxy S8 and advertise them on Twitter as exclusive leaks. Some recent “exclusive leaked renders of the Samsung Galaxy S8” shared by GearIndia might also be similar concept designs and not actual leaks. But for all these claims to be true and all these “leaksters” to be wrong, the KJuma’s latest shared image must belong to the Galaxy S8.
The latest leaked render looks to be the most realistic image shared by far. There we can see the curved display, USB Type-C port, speaker grilles, and the headphone jack. This picture reveals much of phone’s design. Even though it just shows the bottom part of the handset. The USB and headphone jack along with the speaker are not placed as high as shown in the first render (the USB port on the previously leaked render appeared almost touching the bezels). Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Samsung Galaxy S8 specs, launch date, price, and everything we know about it
Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to launch on March 29 during a special event the company will hold in New York. Galaxy S8 follows the painful recall of the Galaxy Note 7. That’s the main reason why Samsung will not be introducing its flagship at the Mobile World Congress event like the company usually does.
The Galaxy S8 is rumored to be coming in two major versions that differ in size, a 5.8-inch, and a 6.2-inch version. This year’s flagship will have an unusual screen-to-body ratio of 18.5:8, something that enables the giant to add more pixels than to a standard ratio of 16:9. Instead of having a 2560 x 1440 pixels QHD resolution, the Galaxy S8 will be boasting a screen resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels.
With both of its versions being “Edge” (Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will both have a curved display on the sides” and run the Qualcomm’s best Snapdragon 835 mobile processor (with a Samsung Exynos edition) backed by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for the standard version. And all that topped by Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade (or maybe the lately released Android 7.1.2 Nougat version).
Galaxy S8 is also rumored to be packing a dual-pixel 12MP camera on the rear with 4K video recording support with an 8MP selfie shooter at the front. It will bring Samsung’s first virtual assistant called Bixby, the feature of allowing users to explore Android OS on desktop computers called Samsung DeX and the re-awakening of Iris scanner first introduced with the Galaxy Note 7. The Galaxy S8 abandons the physical Home button for a rear-mounted fingerprint and an all-touchscreen design. And it continues the headphone jack left by Apple.
The Galaxy S8 is rumored to be running on a 3,000 mAh battery and start selling for the starting price of $860 while the Galaxy S8 Plus will have a larger battery capacity of 3,500 mAh and start sales bearing the price tag of $955. Check out here the rest of what we know about the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.