A tweet from a popular leakster has almost confirmed the specs of the upcoming smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy S8+.
The tweet from Evan Blass comes just ahead of the MWC event slated to be held on Feb 26. Although, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ are not expected to be launched at the event, it is believed that Samsung may show off the devices to a select.
Blass or @evleaks has shared the spec sheet of the Galaxy S8+, giving a detailed look into the handset's features.
The tweet lists most of the specs of the Galaxy S8+, however, it does not clearly state whether the device will come with Android 7.0 Nougat at launch or if Samsung will ship it with the older Android Marshmallow on board.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ spec sheet. Impress your friends, confound your enemies...with knowledge. pic.twitter.com/lHrHge8BUa
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) 22 February 2017
The Galaxy S8+ will likely feature a 6.2-inch (full rectangle) or a 6.1-inch (rounded corners) display with both Quad HD and Super AMOLED capabilities. Older rumors have suggested that it may indeed have a 6.2-inch display.
It has almost been confirmed that both the new devices from Samsung, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will boast the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC, which is considered to be the USP of upcoming smartphones.
What has surprised fans and may have even disappointed them to a certain extent is the memory of the Galaxy S8+. The tweet lists that the device may possess 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded using microSD card. Most Samsung enthusiasts were hoping that the company may increase the RAM for the Galaxy S8+ to 6 GB.
The 12MP rear camera and the 8MP front-facing camera are pretty standard and do not offer much in terms of innovation if the information in the tweet is to be believed.
Other important features detailed by Blass include an Iris scanner, which had been previously speculated to be present in the device.
The Galaxy S8+ will also likely be resistant to dust and water and will be IP68 certified. In layman's term, it means that the device is protected from dust and it can also withstand being submerged in up to 1.5 meters of water for around 30 minutes.
The smartphone may also support wireless charging but it seems like Samsung will not retail the charging pads required along with the Galaxy S8+. Interested users looking to benefit from this feature will have to buy the pad separately.
The tweet does not mention the battery capacity but if previous reports are to be believed, then it may be somewhere around 3500 mAh.
Availability And Pricing
Both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ are anticipated to make their debut on March 29 and could hit the U.S. markets by April 21. A previous leak had suggested that the Galaxy S8+ could bear a price tag of $1050 upon release.
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