Thursday , October 19 2017

Purported Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs Leaked

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To say Samsung has had a rocky couple of months is a massive understatement. Since the Note 7 recall, there has been little to make Samsung fans happy but now there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon in the form of leaked Galaxy S8 specs.

The leak has come via our favourite Chinese leaking forum, Weibo, where the leaker posted a table comparing the Galaxy S8 specs against the Mi Note 2. Apparently coming with a dual curved edged display that is 5.5 inches in size which is average. What is not average about the display is the 4K resolution with a ppi of 806 which is certain to push the limits of the battery (size unknown at this stage). To power a resolution this big requires a powerful processor and Samsung have paired it with 2 variants, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 and an Exynos 8895 alongside 6GB and 8GB of RAM.

Samsung are well known for small bezels in recent years on their flagships and this will continue with the screen to body ratio being a very high 80% (compared to 71.22% for the Google Pixel XL and 76.09% in this years Galaxy S7 Edge).

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The announcement is apparently going to be on February 26, right before Mobile World Congress begins with shipping of the device beginning in March. 

Remember though that there is nothing in this to confirm that it is legit and as such take it with the usual grain of salt.

Are there any former Note 7 owners looking at waiting for this? Anyone considering upgrading to this?

 
Source: Weibo.
Via: Phonearena.

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6 Comments on "Purported Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs Leaked"

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I was expected a higher Screen to body ratio, something like the no bezel Mi Mix.
Apple is expected to do something similar with their 10 year iphoneversarry iPhone 8, so surely Samsung will want to trump that.

TT
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Will s8 be exploded?

Yuma55
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Yuma55

You managed to break English in a four word sentence, impressive.

Fred
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Fred

> What is not average about the display is the 4K resolution with a ppi of 806 which is certain to push the limits of the battery

The usual expectation is that in general use you only ‘drive’ it at 1080p resolution – eg blocks of 4 pixels, but still 403 ppi. Thus the GPU needed isn’t massive. You only switch to 4K mode when its needed (VR or maybe video/photo display).

I wonder if they will shrink that top bezel further …

Carbs
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Carbs

I have an Xperia Z5 Premium which has a 4K screen and it does just that, runs at 1080p unless you play 4k video through certain apps and I’ve never needed or wanted to do that, to be honest I think its overkill. Compared to the Z5 (my wifes phone) though it does look sharper even when just doing 1080p, so there must be something to it and battery life is still pretty good.

Fred
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Fred

4K really makes sense in VR, and frankly, what else are the phone manufacturers going to put in to try to justify extreme prices?

Don’t say bigger batteries, they have an aversion to that.

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