The blue-eyed boy of the rumor mills is undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy S8 despite the fact that it will not be announced at the Mobile World Congress this month.
Close on the heels of the spec sheet for the Galaxy S8+, the smartphone's bigger sibling, surfacing online courtesy Evan Blass, comes news that the supposed specification sheet of the Galaxy S8 has also leaked.
The spec sheet for the smaller Samsung Galaxy S8 has been shared by TechnoBuffalo and it is nearly identical to the one shared by Blass. The authenticity of the spec sheet is not known and the publication does not reveal its source.
At first glance, it seems one is looking at the same spec sheet, barring one difference — the 5.8-inch screen size vis-à-vis the 6.2-inch Quad HD+ of the Galaxy S8+.
What Does The Specs Sheet Reveal?
The Galaxy S8 spec sheet points to a 4G LTE compatible device and reveals that the smartphone will tout a 5.8-inch (full rectangle) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED screen. Taking the rounded corners into consideration makes the screen of the device 5.6 inches per the spec sheet.
The Galaxy S8 will boast a 12MP dual pixel primary camera and also be equipped with an 8MP selfie snapper.
The spec sheet also affirms a previous rumor that the Galaxy S8, like the Galaxy Note 7, will be kitted with an iris scanner. It is also rumored that the smartphone may have a fingerprint scanner embedded on the rear of the device or on the screen itself. However, the latest leak does not mention anything about the fingerprint scanner.
The Samsung smartphone, like the predecessor Galaxy S7, will offer support for Samsung Pay and is also secured by Samsung Knox. The Galaxy S8 will also offer support for wireless charging per the spec sheet, but consumers will need to buy the charging pad separately.
The spec sheet does not detail the processor for the Galaxy S8, but it is expected that the Snapdragon 635 will power the U.S. variant of the smartphone. The latest Exynos 9 8895 CPU could power the other variants.
The memory of the Galaxy S8, however, is shared by the spec sheet and it points to 4 GB of RAM and not 6 GB, as suggested by some rumors. The handset will have 64 GB of on-board storage according to the leak and consumers will welcome the news that the Galaxy S8 will offer expandable memory support.
The Galaxy S8 will also be dust and water resistant and be IP68 certified. The smartphone will be powered by Android, but the leak does not mention which version. However, it can be safely assumed that the Galaxy S8 will come pre-loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat and not Marshmallow.
The much-awaited Samsung flagship will also come with AKG-tuned earphones per the leak. The battery capacity of the smartphone has not been detailed in the latest leak.