Serial leakster evleaks had earlier revealed that the larger variant of the Galaxy S8 would be dubbed Galaxy S8+ when it goes on sale later this year, and in a new leak today, the man has come up with what is purportedly the spec sheet of the device. The specs are listed in a manner similar to how Samsung does it on its smartphones’ retail boxes and reiterate a lot of what we have heard in recent weeks.
According to the leak, the Galaxy S8+ will feature a 6.2 inches (full rectangle) or 6.1 inches (rounder corners) screen, depending on how it is measured. Recent rumors and leaks have pretty much made it certain that the S8 will feature a near bezel-less design on the front and have curved screens on both models, which is probably the reason why the screen’s measurement is listed in such a manner. The display will have QHD+ resolution, which should be slightly higher than regular QHD to accommodate the on-screen keys (a first for Samsung devices) and the extra vertical real estate offered by the bezel-less screen.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ spec sheet. Impress your friends, confound your enemies…with knowledge. pic.twitter.com/lHrHge8BUa
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 22, 2017
Another interesting aspect brought forward by the spec sheet is the presence of earphones “tuned by AKG”. AKG is a subsidiary of Harman International, which suggests the S8 will bring some form of Harman-branded audio to the Galaxy lineup ahead of 2018. The rest of the specs are more standard fare, with features such as 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, IP68 water resistance, Samsung Pay support, wireless charging, and 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel rear and front-facing cameras. The OS is listed only as Android, but the device will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
evleaks has a proven track record with suck leaks, but the proverbial grain of salt is recommended until the Galaxy S8 goes official, especially since there is no mention of the processor and battery capacity of the spec sheet. The leaked specs certainly match previous reports, but nothing is certain until Samsung takes the stage at a dedicated launch event said to take place in late March.