+ Friday January 24th, 2020

Samsung hasn’t even managed to launch its new Galaxy S8 yet, and it has been comprehensively leaked, so much so that it has been the top news topic on Ausdroid for almost the entire month of March.

Rather than revisit every single leak, we’re going to defer to a German site — winfuture.de — which has put together every existing (and some new) details to tell us everything there is to know about the new Galaxy S8, a week before it’s announced.

First, the screen. The Galaxy S8 will feature a 5.8-inch display, while the Galaxy S8 Plus will jump to 6.2-inch. The resolution on both will be the same, though, at 2,960 x 1,440 pixels (a ratio of 18.5:9). Cameras are another important feature, and have always been high quality on Samsung phones. This year promises no different, with a 12-megapixel rear sensor with 1.4um pixel size. With a wide f/1.7 aperture with phase/laser detection autofocus, this camera is undoubtedly going to be one of the best of the year (if not the best).

The iris scanner from the Galaxy Note 7 makes its return in the Galaxy S8, alongside an 8-megapixel front camera with the same f/1.7 aperture. While that’s good, the real story is the iris sensor, which is supposedly “ultra-sensitive” to give the highest level of security and accuracy in authentication. Of course, for those who prefer not to use iris scanning, the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor will do the job too.

Both phones will be certified to IP68, so they can exceed 30 minutes in 1.5m of water depth, though we wouldn’t recommend actually doing this; it’s a contingency, not something you should plan on doing regularly, especially in chlorinated or salty water.

We understand the Galaxy S8 range will continue the trend of MicroSD support, with support for 256GB cards on top of the base 64GB space in each Galaxy S8. The larger standard capacity, and MicroSD support, is undoubtedly to accommodate the 4K photos that the camera can take in video and photo.

While the built-in RAM is likely to be “only” 4GB, we’re expecting that to be more than enough to make the Galaxy S8 work and work well. Wireless connectivity will include Gigabit WLAN with dual-band support, LTE up to 450mbps, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. European models will see Samsung’s new Exynos 8895, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will be used in other regions. It isn’t yet clear which version we’ll see in Australia, but the Exynos variant seems more likely.

Battery specs aren’t firm just yet, though it seems the Galaxy S8 will be 3,000mAh, and the Plus will jump to 3,450 mAh.

For those who like things in a table, here’s all the specifications for the new Galaxy S8, alongside last year’s Galaxy S7:

Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F)
Display5.8 inch Super AMOLED with
2.960 x 1.440 pixels
5.1 inch Super AMOLED with
2.560 x 1.440 pixels
ProcessorSamsung Exynos 8895
1.7 GHz + 2.5 GHz Octa-Core-SoC
Samsung Exynos 8890
1.6 GHz + 2.3 GHz Octa-Core-SoC
MemoryOnly 64 GB (so far in Europe?),
Expandable with microSD card
32, 64 and 128 GB,
expandable with microSD card
Cameras12 MP, F / 1.7 Aperture,
8 MP (front)
12 MP F / 1.7 Aperture,
5 MP (front)
Connectivity4G / LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 A2DP, apt-X, LE, NFC, WLAN 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, GPS4G / LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, WLAN 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, GPS
Battery pack3,000 mAh3.000 mAh
Mass weight148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 millimeters, 151 grams142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 millimeters, 152 grams
Operating systemAndroid 7.0Android 7.0
PriceFrom approx $1199 AUD (based on 799 Euro starting price)Meanwhile from 429 euros

After all this, there’s really going to be nothing left to announce this week. Marques Brownlee has captured this situation perfectly in this tweet, which is where we’ll be leaving the coverage today:


Source: Winfuture.de

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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the S8+ is 3500 mAh

Yusuf I S
Ausdroid Reader

So narrow and tall. Don’t like the 16:5.9. Hope the NOTE 8 will be a nice wide phone. 16:10 being 80mm+ is what I’d like


bummer, thought the footprint was to remain the same. might be ‘only’ 6mm longer than the S7 but the S7 was already too big for me..


Universal Flash Storage UFS memory card? 530MB/s read (mSD 100MB/s max)


Both variants have edge screens?



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