Samsung is still months away from the release of its next flagship, but the rumors are already in motion for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 specs. It’s easy to predict about the smartphone market. After all, we now know what processors, modems, and camera technology Samsung going to offer in Galaxy S8. And some of the possible S8 features are Qualcomm’s Snapdragon
830 835 chip, a large 1/1.7 image sensor, and a high-resolution 4K Ultra HD AMOLED display.
Update: (January 6, 2017) Good news for readers, instead of Snapdragon830, Samsung S8 specs will have Snapdragon 835.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs
Galaxy S8 phone is expected to be one of the best of 2017; it’s likely to have top-end Samsung Galaxy S8 specs. While nothing is certain this early on the S8 development, but we have an excellent idea about what the phone will feature.
Here’s what you can expect to see regarding Samsung Galaxy S8 specs.
|Camera Features||Optical image stabilization, geo-tagging, facial recognition, HDR, auto laser focus|
|Camera – Front|
|Camera – Rear|
|Colors||Black, blue, gold, and white|
|Features||Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, fingerprint scanner, retina eye scanner, wireless charging, rapid charging, mini projector|
|Memory||64 and 128 GB internal memory and expandable with dual micro SD cards|
|Operating System||Current Android operating system 2017|
|Price||$850 USD, 775 Euro|
|Processor||Snapdragon Qualcomm octa-core 3.2 GHz processor|
|Release Date||21st April 2017|
|Screen Display||5.8” 4K display with a 4096 x 2160 screen resolution|
Update: (February 13, 2017) Samsung will feature 3000 mAh battery in Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8 Edge will feature 3500 mAh battery.
Samsung dropped the idea of introducing dual-lens back camera or 30 MP single lens. However, they will feature 12 MP back camera and 8 MP front camera. The RAM would be 4 GB.
Update: (October 24, 2016) The operating system will be Android Nougat 7.0. The camera is expected to be a dual-lens camera of 16 MP. The release date and unpack ceremony will take place on the second week of March 2017.
Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge Display
This Last year two new sizes introduced in the mobile phone market the 4-inch iPhone SE and huge Nexus 6, and most people tend to like it. There haven’t any rumors about the S8 display. We expect Galaxy S8 will have a 5.1-inch display, and the S8 edge will have a 5.5-inch display. Samsung is going to compete with Apple’s 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhones.
Update: (January 6, 2017) The latest speculation suggesting 5.8 inches screen of primary Galaxy S8 and premium Galaxy S8 Edge will have 6.2 inches of a massive screen like a phablet. However, there is no confirmation about the 4K display.
Let’s talk about resolution, will Samsung finally introduce the 4K resolution? Galaxy S5 had full HD display, which was changed to QHD display (1440 x 2560 pixels) in Galaxy S6. This same display was in S7 too, despite the rumors of 4K display in Galaxy S7. It is now highly likely to see the Galaxy S8 with 4K UHD display in 2017. Rumors are suggesting so far that Samsung has finally planned to launch the next flagship with UHD Display.
Update: (January 6, 2017) There is no confirmation about the Samsung Galaxy S8 4K display until now.
Processor of Galaxy S8
New chips haven’t been launched yet, but it’s very easy to predict about the new processors. Rumors are, Galaxy S8 will use both new Exynos chip and Qualcomm chips once again. Manufacturing between two companies means that you can order more chips and get them in a timely fashion. Currently, we don’t know about Snapdragon 830 or the new Exynos chip.
What’s more, Qualcomm and Samsung chips are typically built by one of two companies: Taiwan’s TSMC, or Samsung’s chip manufacturing division. TSMC has currently promised to build 10nm chips by the end of 2016, and Samsung is also known to be working on 10nm chips. That means it’s highly possible that both the Snapdragon
830 835 and the next Exynos chip will be built on a 10nm process.
Update: (January 6, 2017) Samsung changed its plans, and you can read them by clicking on the link ahead: The Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 Processors
The USB-C Port
The Galaxy S7 was also rumored to feature a USB-C port, but that didn’t happen. Now the Galaxy S8 is expected to debut the technology.
USB Type-C is a USB type that must eventually change the Micro USB ports that you’ll find on the majority of mobile phones today. It’s already been used on lots of devices in 2016, maybe most commonly with Apple’s 12-inch MacBook.
USB Type-C is a reversible attachment – you can stick it in upside down, mainly – just like the Apple Lightning port. It also supports various “protocols.” That’s an expensive way of stating that you can have adapters that can output other kinds of connections – HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, and so on– from a single USB-C port. That’s why Apple’s 12-inch MacBook only requires one port.
USB-C is also capable of supplying far more power (as much as 100W) as compared to a conventional USB 2.0 connection (2.5 W).
All this indicates that USB-C is a worthy upgrade over Micro USB, and it would seem curious if that Galaxy S8 don’t make the switch. Possibly the only drawback to upgrading would be that the Galaxy S8 would not work with existing Gear VR headsets, which use Micro USB connections. If Samsung switches to USB Type-C, it’s most likely that a next-generation Gear VR supporting the new connection would launch together with it.
Camera of Galaxy S8
Samsung’s flagship phones have long been appreciated for their high-quality cameras. Why should the Samsung Galaxy S8 specs be any different? After all, the Galaxy S7 has the most excellent phone camera we’ve ever seen.
That might appear curious initially because Samsung dropped from 16-MP on the Galaxy S6 camera to a little 12-megapixel sensor for the Galaxy S7. Regardless of the smaller number of pixels, the Galaxy S7 camera was more competent.
That’s due to the ‘Dual Pixel’ technology integrated into the camera. Every pixel on the Galaxy S7’s image sensor has two photodiodes instead of one. One of the most significant advantages of this increased pixel count is the faster focus. When you are taking a photo with an iPhone, between 5 to 10 percent of the pixels are used for targeting. With the Galaxy S7, every single pixel can take part.
More excitingly, the Galaxy S7 was the first smartphone on the planet to debut the innovation. So it seems likely that the Galaxy S8 specs will keep this feature.
Update: (February 13, 2017) Samsung dropped the idea of introducing dual-lens back camera or 30 MP single lens. However, they will feature 12 MP back camera and 8 MP front camera. The RAM would be 4 GB.
Update: (October 24, 2016) The camera of Samsung Galaxy S8 will be a dual-lens of 16 MP.
The Battery life
If we talk about the battery specifications, here is a brief history of battery power of Samsung flagships.
|Galaxy S6||2550 mAh|
|Galaxy S6 Edge||2600 mAh|
|Galaxy S7||3000 mAh|
|Galaxy S7 Edge||3600 mAh|
As you can see, the premium variants have the tendency to have slightly larger batteries. The display size of these phones is little bigger, more so on the S7 Edge than the S6 Edge, which justifies the added capacity. If there are two variants of the Galaxy S8, we will anticipate this pattern to continue.
Update: (January 6, 2017) Now you will witness 3000 mAh battery in Samsung Galaxy S8 specs and the only idea about Galaxy S8 Edge is that it will be more than 3000 mAh.
It is all we have collected regarding the Samsung Galaxy S8 specs so far from the web. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we get more information on the topic. Stay tuned.