Samsung recently urged its employees to help the company keep its next flagship, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, a secret but it seems that wasn’t taken seriously by many on the company’s roster. As today, one major leak about the Galaxy S8 reveals us all the specs of the device.
Revealed by the awesome Evan Blass (@evleaks), the above image gets you a good idea of what the Galaxy S8 hardware is all about. And that it’s got no dual-camera!
The rumors point to 12MP dual-pixel camera on the Galaxy S8 Plus, with an 8MP camera for selfies and video chat. The display is what we heard it would be at 6.2-inches, which would be 6.1-inches technically if take into account rounded corners of they display, much like we’re seeing on LG G6).
The specs list also points to other expected items like Wireless charging, IP68 dust and water resistance, Samsung KNOX, Samsung Pay, Android OS (must be 7.1), and sadly, no mention of Harman Kardon audio — which should arrive with Galaxy S9.
The specs are to the point with all the previous leaks and although the internal storage has been marked at 64GB, we expect a 128GB model somewhere down the line. The specsheet also confirms the inclusion of the Iris scanner, a feature literally every render we received has pointed towards.
The S8 and S8+ will also be the first to be powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset by Qualcomm, a point not mentioned in the specsheet. Strangely enough, there also seems to be no mention of Samsung’s AI a.k.a Bixby. The voice assistant was rumored to be a key selling point of the S8 and S8+ and somehow the exclusion of a key feature feels funny to us.
With the whole Note 7 fiasco, Samsung isn’t willing to take any chances. From introducing a bezel-less, radical yet elegant design to the inclusion of all the latest hardware, Samsung ticks all the right boxes.
The S8 and S8+ are real flagship material, what remains to be seen is how Samsung will distance itself from the “Samsung phones explode, don’t they?” mentality of the general, not so technically-aware public.