Just recently, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has delivered an exciting load of information regarding the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones. In his latest leak, it confirms existing rumors and delivers new information as well.
In terms of body design, both smartphones will have its physical home button removed. The new iris recognition sensor will be part of six sensors along the top bezel of each new Galaxy.
For the rear design, there will be four modules present, a camera flash, hear rate sensor, main camera, and a fingerprint sensor. It is also said that the microUSB will be replaced with a USB 3.1 Type-C. Lastly, there will be seven color options available: gold, silver, bright black, matte black, blue, orchid and pink.
The Galaxy S8 will feature a 5.8-inch display which is 0.7 inches larger than the Galaxy S7. The Galaxy S8 Plus will have 6.2 inches which is also 0.7 inches larger when compared to the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Both smartphones will have wider aspect ratios that would feature a screen resolution of 2960 x 2400 pixels (WQHD+). Lastly, curved OLED displays on both handsets will be expected as well.
Regarding its camera specs and features, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will have a 12 MP rear camera and a 8 MP front camera. Furthermore, a dual-camera setup was ditched after Samsung cited both the cost and immature dual-camera ISP design.
The variants that are to be sold in the U.S., Japan, and China will be packed with the Snapdragon 835 chipset, while the ones sold in Europe and Asia will have the Exynos 8895. Also, only the Korean and Chinese Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus models will have 6 GB RAM while the other models will have 4 GB RAM only. As for its release, both smartphones will go on sale on April 21st.
There will be a PC mode feature that will be enabled when either phone is placed in a special dock and connected to a monitor or tv, thus, it will create a desktop-like user environment.