Samsung has had an interesting 2016 with its Note 7 debacle, but they are looking to turn things around with its next beast phone, the S8. There have been many rumors and speculations floating around, but we’ve boiled it down to just the core specification of what you can expect for the Samsung Galaxy S8. So without further ado here are the unofficial Samsung Galaxy S8 specs.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Design
Samsung is looking to reinvent itself with the Galaxy S8. Many leaks have shown it having an edge-less display with its already known dual curved sides. Reports have also speculated that the Korean Tech giant will ditch its infamous home button to accommodate for the larger screen. This is further backed up by the new leaks that released today. See below.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Display
The next generation of flagship Samsung phones won’t see a bump in the pixel density, but Samsung could move away from Diamond PenTile to a standard RGB layout.
With PenTile (RGBG), there are two sub-pixels per pixel — with twice as many green sub-pixels as red and blue. With RGB, there are individual red, green, and blue sub-pixels that combine to form one pixel. When it comes to the Galaxy S7 edge, RGBG translates to 7,372,800 pixels overall, whereas RGB would result in 11,059,200 pixels.
The change is said to have been borne out of the need to showcase more immersive virtual reality environments.
However, some sources are claiming that the Galaxy S8 will be rocking a 4K display, which will show tremendous improvement in its pixel density.
Samsung Galaxy S8 AI Assistant
AI is becoming ever more important in consumer tech, as evidenced by products like Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. Samsung is rumored to be getting in on the AI game with its next smartphone launch, with technology from its recent acquisition, Viv.
With Viv, Samsung will be able to unlock and offer new service experiences for its customers, including one that simplifies user interfaces, understands the context of the user and offers the user the most appropriate and convenient suggestions and recommendations.
Viv was built with both consumers and developers in mind. This dual focus is also what attracted us to Viv as an ideal candidate to integrate with Samsung home appliances, wearables and more, as the paradigm of how we interact with technology shifts to intelligent interfaces and voice control.
So the potential of Viv extends far beyond Samsung’s relatively crude voice assistant, S Voice, which debuted more than four years ago on the Galaxy S3. There’ve even been reports that the GS8 may feature its own dedicated VR key.
Based on a recent trademark filing, SamMobile theorizes that “Bixby” could be the name for Samsung’s upcoming AI assistant. It’s a quirky moniker but one that might just stick in the minds of consumers.
GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced Not announced yet. Possibly March 2017
BODY Dimensions –
Build: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 5.7 inches
Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels (~515 ppi pixel density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
Operating System (OS): Android OS, v7.0. Possibly even Android O!
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 (US)
Exynos 8895 Octa (International variant)
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
Internal 64/128 GB, 8 GB RAM
Primary Dual 12 MP, phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary 8 MP
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
– Samsung Desktop Experience support
– Fast battery charging
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion battery
MISC Colors Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold
Also, new renders have surfaced from twitter user Veniamin Geskin, check them out below!
— Veniamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) January 3, 2017
— Veniamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) January 2, 2017