Samsung finally confirmed that the Galaxy S8 is almost here, and there’s an overflowing rumors and leaks about the details of the new flagship smartphone by Samsung. It is also expected to have few design tweaks from it’s predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the controversial Note 7.
What’s the latest update?
Samsung is set to announce the S8 this March 29, 2017 and that the official release date is between the month of April 2017 (at least!).
What is to be expected?
With the Samsung S8, the most notable change we can all expect will be a bump in screen sizes. The new handsets will feature larger 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch displays, up from 5.1-inches and 5.7-inches on the old phones. A higher resolution panel is also tipped – specifically, 2,960 x 1,440 pixels compared to 2,560 x 1,440, creating an 18:9(-ish) aspect ratio.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be available with different processors in different markets. Some units will almost certainly feature Samsung’s custom-built Exynos 8895 chip, while others seem certain to use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 processor – which Samsung manufactures. (Source: TrustedReviews.com)
Basically, based on all of the leaks so far, here’s what we think we’ll see from the Galaxy S8:
|Samsung Galaxy S7||Samsung Galaxy S8||Samsung Galaxy S8+|
|Screen||5.1 inches||5.8 inches||6.2 inches|
|Display Resolution||1,440 x 2,560 pixels||1,440 x 2,960||1,440 x 2,960|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 820 OR Exynos 8890||Snapdragon 835 OR Exynos 8895||Snapdragon 835 OR Exynos 8895|
|Main Camera||12-megapixel (DualPixel) – f/1.7||12-megapixel (DualPixel) – f/1.7||12-megapixel (DualPixel) – f/1.7|
|Front Camera||5-megapixel – f/1.7||8-megapixel – f/1.7||8-megapixel – f/1.7|
|Charging||Micro USB||USB Type C||USB Type C|
|Waterproofing||Yes (IP68 Certified)||Yes (IP68 Certified)||Yes (IP68 Certified)|
Would you upgrade now or stick with your current smartphone?
As we all know, Apple’s biggest rival is Samsung, so if you’re thinking about getting the iPhone 7, sit back and compare what Samsung Galaxy S8
Stick to the platform you are used to have. But generally, the S8 is absolutely considered an iPhone killer.
So, will this be the new Samsung S8? Maybe! Let’s wait until the official announcement has been made. Let’s stay tuned!