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This is the Samsung Galaxy S8, launching March 29
 

 
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This is the Samsung Galaxy S8, launching March 29
EVAN BLASS@EVLEAKS JANUARY 26, 2017 11:01 AM
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Samsung is preparing to unveil a pair of Galaxy S8 smartphones significantly different from past models, according to someone familiar with the company’s plans. Because they lack the traditional navigation buttons found on handsets in this line’s first seven years, they will both feature displays even larger than Samsung’s traditionally oversized second-half flagship, the Galaxy Note.

Primary components

The two models, with 5.8- and 6.2-inch QHD Super AMOLED screens which cover 83% of their front panels, were first detailed by The Guardian. Because of their unusual size, their aspect ratio — at 18.5:9 — deviates slightly from the industry-standard 16:9. As The Guardian noted, both models sport Samsung’s “edge” display, which curves downward on both sides of the handset.

While the Android Nougat-powered phones may include different systems-on-chip depending on sales region — Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in some and Samsung Exynos in others — all will have processors made using 10-nanometer fabrication methods. Performance-wise, this is said to make them 11% faster than the Galaxy S7 overall, with 23% faster graphics processing, but still 20% more energy efficient.

That improved power consumption will be critical, because despite the vastly-increased display sizes, battery capacity is said to be a relatively conservative 3000mAh and 3500mAh for the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch designs, respectively. And while internally the 4GB of RAM remains unchanged from the past few models, 64GB is the new baseline when it comes to internal storage (supplemented by a 256GB-capable microSD slot).

Charging is accomplished via a USB-C port, which is located on the bottom of the handsets next to — as Samsung will no doubt highlight in its presentation — an Apple-scorned 3.5-millimeter jack. Stereo speakers flank the two connectors.

Imaging and biometrics

Moving on to imaging, neither the main 12-megapixel rear nor the front-facing 8-megapixel selfie cameras, both of whose lenses possess f1.7 focal ratios, will see resolution improvements compared to the Galaxy S7 — but that doesn’t mean nothing has changed.

The main camera allegedly possesses a new visual search functionality, with icons appearing on screen that allow the user to indicate the type of search to be performed (OCR-enabled web search on photographed text, for instance, or a shopping-site search for products of interest). And alongside the selfie cam is another sensor to endow the S8 with the same iris-scanning capability that debuted in the ill-fated Galaxy Note7.

With no Home button to house the fingerprint sensor, it has been moved around back — as is standard on phones from many other manufacturers — but its placement next to the rear camera lens (as opposed to underneath) may prove to be problematic for some users.


Additional features

As The Guardian noted, one value-added feature is the ability to connect the handsets to a monitor for a desktop view of Android that can be controlled via keyboard and mouse, like Microsoft Continuum, called Samsung DeX — though it requires an optional, HDMI-equipped dock.

Another is Samsung’s version of the Google a*sistant (and Apple’s Siri), known as Bixby. It’s said to be able to handle more complex commands than its competitors, such as multi-part instructions, and is launched by a dedicated button on the side of the devices.

Lastly, the pressure-sensitive input technology known as force touch is finally coming to the Galaxy brand, with the lower part of the display supposedly capable of distinguishing between different types of screen presses. Apple first included a similar technology on 2015’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Launch details

For the past several years, Samsung has launched the latest Galaxy S model just prior to the start of Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, Spain at the end of February.

This year’s first Unpacked event, however, will take place nearly a month later, on March 29th, and will occur in New York City, instead. Following the painful Note7 recall and eventual cancellation, Samsung is taking extra time to test the critical models, as it hinted at in a public autopsy of the doomed phablet earlier this week.

Another difference between this year and last: the price. In Europe, the two Galaxy S8 models will each cost €100 more than last year’s models — the 5.8-inch model will retail for €799 and the 6.2-inch model at €899. Both go on sale April 21

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 2 years ago '10        #2
Trill Livin 73 heat pts73
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If I was apple or Samsung. I'm swiping media passes everytime they post some leaked sh*t

 2 years ago '07        #3
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wow that fingerprint scanner placement is absolutely terrible for right handed users. if you have an s7 or s7edge try putting your finger to the right of your camera and tell me that doesn't feel uncomfortable as fu*k.

also that looks like micro usb not usb c.



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 2 years ago '14        #4
UnclePhilOH16 170 heat pts170
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 st21 said
wow that fingerprint scanner placement is absolutely terrible for right handed users. if you have an s7 or s7edge try putting your finger to the right of your camera and tell me that doesn't feel uncomfortable as fu*k.

also that looks like micro usb not usb c.

Yea not feeling the fingerprint scanner location at all

 2 years ago '12        #5
ThePainkiller 366 heat pts366
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s*xy, that silver looks so cool but I'm sticking to black.

 2 years ago '05        #6
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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 st21 said
wow that fingerprint scanner placement is absolutely terrible for right handed users. if you have an s7 or s7edge try putting your finger to the right of your camera and tell me that doesn't feel uncomfortable as fu*k.

also that looks like micro usb not usb c.

The article says it has a USB-C port but that is definitely a micro USB port in the picture.

Scanner location sucks caca too.

 2 years ago '12        #7
ThePainkiller 366 heat pts366
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 Y.G. said
The article says it has a USB-C port but that is definitely a micro USB port in the picture.

Scanner location sucks caca too.

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 2 years ago '05        #8
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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 ThePainkiller said


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Just noticed the article said that the battery sizes are the same for 2016 too.

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 2 years ago '07        #9
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 Y.G. said
Just noticed the article said that the battery sizes are the same for 2016 too.

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 2 years ago '05        #10
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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 st21 said

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On second thought, I've tried touching the flash on the back of the V II edge and it seems like by hand naturally lands there. I actually have to move it if I want to tap the camera. It wouldn't be that bad of a location if the camera wasn't right next to it.

I'd prefer the scanner on the front though.

And what's up with every leaked photo of phones always being shot on a iPhone 3G? Do this leakers even check the quality of the photos before the send them out?


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 2 years ago '07        #11
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 Y.G. said
On second thought, I've tried touching the flash on the back of the V II edge and it seems like by hand naturally lands there. I actually have to move it if I want to tap the camera. It wouldn't be that bad of a location if the camera wasn't right next to it.
yeah if it was where the flash is on the s7 it would be manageable but this leak shows it on the opposite side of where the flash is on the s7 which makes it only ideal for left handed users.

 2 years ago '04        #12
KREW 28 heat pts28
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Gonna cop that 6.2" version and the 7s Plus


 2 years ago '12        #13
bkkid92 21 heat pts21
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I'm still rocking with my S6. I got an upgrade & I'm thinking if I should get the S7 or wait until March for the S8.

To those who have the S7, how's the battery life?

 2 years ago '13        #14
King X Riece 
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Samsuns

 2 years ago '05        #15
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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 st21 said
yeah if it was where the flash is on the s7 it would be manageable but this leak shows it on the opposite side of where the flash is on the s7 which makes it only ideal for left handed users.
The scanner is where the flash used to be on the S VII bro.

 2 years ago '16        #16
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Can't lie, I'm upset there's not an offscreen home button

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 Y.G. said
The scanner is where the flash used to be on the S VII bro.
oh sh*t I'm an idiot. I can deal with it then as long as it unlocks the phone without having to press the power button first.

 2 years ago '04        #18
Mr AirRic 10 heat pts10
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at least they flipped it to make it easy on right handed people. feel bad for lefties. ive always been a fan of the backside scanner (like the pixel) since you can unlock it easily as youre pulling it out of your pocket. would rather have them put it bigger and below the camera like everyone else though

 2 years ago '11        #19
BtMkRs 13 heat pts13
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So you saying just cop the 7 . Thx

 2 years ago '05        #20
ceo-of-hucworld 67 heat pts67
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So I have a question for many former Note7 users: how will Samsung pacify the Note7 users who were forciably moved into a LG or backwards model Samsung? I would love to see how carriers and Samsung handle this.

 2 years ago '15        #21
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 bkkid92 said
I'm still rocking with my S6. I got an upgrade & I'm thinking if I should get the S7 or wait until March for the S8.

To those who have the S7, how's the battery life?
Battery life is pretty good. Could last me all day if I'm not taking too many calls. If i turn down the brightness it could last 12 + hours.

 2 years ago '04        #22
shortz 52 heat pts52
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The note better be 6.5 inch

 2 years ago '05        #23
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 FreeJavon23 said
I think the Note Series is Dead
This may be it with a Stylus sold separately
They said they r keeping it alive.

 2 years ago '12        #24
bkkid92 21 heat pts21
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 Truthseeker007 said
Battery life is pretty good. Could last me all day if I'm not taking too many calls. If i turn down the brightness it could last 12 + hours.
That's the type of battery i need. This S6 loses power quick sometimes

 2 years ago '05        #25
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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 FreeJavon23 said
I think the Note Series is Dead
This may be it with a Stylus sold separately
 Crizzo82 said
They said they r keeping it alive.
Right. Samsung already stated the Note is coming back.

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