Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus specs revealed, probably
Reliable leaks guy Evan Blass just posted a full set of specs for the larger version of the device, apparently named the Samsung Galaxy S8+.
Most specs aren’t out of the ordinary, and some, like the 12-megapixel dual rear camera and 4GB of RAM, are slightly underwhelming. But the spec sheet claims the device will have a huge, 6.2-inch screen (or, in reality, a 6.1-inch screen if you consider the rounded corners).
Samsung Galaxy S8+ spec sheet. Impress your friends, confound your enemies…with knowledge. pic.twitter.com/lHrHge8BUa
Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 22, 2017
This pretty much confirms a set of renders posted in January, which claimed the larger version of the device will have a 6.3-inch screen, in a body that’s not significantly larger than that of the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge.
How is this possible? Well, with the home button gone at the bottom and the Samsung logo on top gone, the screen will take a much bigger portion of the phone’s face. Welcome to the era of huge-screened smartphones in not-so-huge bodies.
Other specs of note include 64GB of memory with microSD card support, an iris scanner, dust and water resistance, wireless charging and earphones “tuned by AKG.”
Originally slated to launch in February, the Galaxy S8 and it’s larger brother are now expected to launch in April.
UPDATE: Feb. 23, 2017, 3:22 p.m. CET The latest rumor, courtesy of Korea’s ETnews, says that Samsung will announce the Galaxy S8 in the U.S. on March 29, with the launch date being April 21.
Nothing has been officially confirmed at this point, though we might get an official teaser video later this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.