5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, What To Expect?

We're learning more information and getting more details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus 2017 flagship phablets.

Earlier today - January 27, 2017, trusted tech website Venture Beat shared (serial gadget leaker) Evan Blass' photo of what appears to be an actual unit of the Samsung Galaxy S8, which pretty much reinforces earlier rumors that the handset will no longer have a home button in front.


But what's really interesting about the image is that it shows the purported back panel design of the handset along with the re-positioned Fingerprint Scanner that now sits beside the camera module.

Now, I don't know about you but I think that this Fingerprint Scanner placement is odd. I mean, the design doesn't look balanced.

VB as well as other 'reliable' sources have likewise given a rundown of what Samsung fans can expect from both high-end handsets in terms of technical specifications. (source)


Samsung Galaxy S8 'Leaked' Specs

Dimensions: 140.14 x 72.2 x 7.3 mm
5.8-inch Curved 4K SuperAMOLED display, 18.5:9 ratio
Pressure-sensitive lower part of the display
12 MegaPixel autofocus rear camera, f/1.7 aperture, Dual Pixel
8MP f/1.7 selfie camera in front
4K video recorder
Iris Scanner
Fingerprint Scanner
Android 7.0 Nougat OS with TouchWiz UI
Bixby Virtual Assistant
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
4GB of RAM
ROM starts at 64GB
microSD card expansion slot
Dual SIM version in some territories
Non-removable 3,000 mAh battery pack with quick charge and wireless charging support.


Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 'Leaked' Specs

Dimensions: 152.38 x 78.51 x 7.94 mm
6.2-inch Curved 4K SuperAMOLED display, 18.5:9 ratio
Pressure-sentitive lower part of the display
12 MegaPixel autofocus rear camera, f/1.7 aperture, Dual Pixel
8MP f/1.7 selfie camera in front
4K video recorder
Iris Scanner
Fingerprint Scanner
Android 7.0 Nougat OS with TouchWiz UI
Bixby Virtual Assistant
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
4GB of RAM
ROM starts at 64GB
microSD card expansion slot
Dual SIM version in some territories
Non-removable 3,500 mAh battery pack with quick charge and wireless charging support

As for the release date and pricing information, sources claim that both models will be formally unveiled at an exclusive media event in New York on March 29, 2017 and will go on sale on April 21, 2017 in key markets of the company. They say that the 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 will be priced at €799 (or roughly Php 42,500 with current conversion), while the bigger 6.2--inch Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will go for €899 (Php 47,890), making both phablets far more expensive than their predecessors from 2016.

As with all leaks and rumored information, we would all do well to take these information with a grain of salt. As of writing, only Samsung knows for sure what their 2017 flagship Galaxy smartphones look like and what their exact technical specifications are.

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