Numerous leaks are helping Samsung promote the Galaxy S8, as a bunch of alleged Galaxy S8 wallpapers surface and another one shows up the event poster, probably revealed the Galaxy S8’s release time frame. Here are the details.
First off a report by Business Korea. Suggesting that Samsung recently started its marketing campaign for its upcoming Android-powered flagship, is off to a strong start as its “This is a phone” promotional video that you can see below.
As part of its promotion, also fairly shares the Galaxy S8’s rumored specs, to sport a 5.8-inch display. Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy S8 Plus that is said to feature a 6.2-inch panel. Both the devices are said to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and Exynos 8895 in certain territories, as well as 4GB of RAM. In addition to rear-facing fingerprint scanner, the Galaxy S8 will ship likely with an iris scanner that Samsung initially introduced on the Galaxy Note 7, and the upcoming flagship is also rumored to feature full facial recognition capabilities, as well as IP68 certification, meaning it will be resistant to both dust and water. On top, the phone is expected to feature an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant called Bixby.
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Now, it seems like Galaxy S8’s wallpapers just leaked, may be quite possible these are fake. You get to see five new wallpapers, and the source claims that these wallpapers will be available in the Galaxy S8 once the phone launches. If you check the images, come with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, which essentially means we’re looking at a 16:9 aspect ratio, so it is possible that the Galaxy S8 will have a slightly different aspect ratio, at least based on the leaked image and how long its display seems.
It is still possible that the Galaxy S8 will sport a QHD 2K display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, but we cannot confirm that at this point. Also possible we’ll get to see some additional wallpaper leaks before the Galaxy S8 finally reaches the market.
The Galaxy S8 will be announced on March 29, Samsung confirmed that during this year’s MWC 2017 event in Barcelona. While the phone’s larger counterpart, the Galaxy S8 Plus, will usually launch alongside the Galaxy S8, and the two devices will come running Android 7.0 Nougat, and the screen resolution with Super AMOLED display, which was to be expected. Don’t miss: How Both Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Appears Side-By-Side In New Leaked Image
Next, there are two images available in the gallery down below, the first one shows off the Galaxy S8 event poster, and the second one simply says “Coming Soon Galaxy”, along with the device’s release time, which is actually printed on both images. If you have a closer loo at the first image, you’ll get notice to see the letter ‘S’ which is placed in the middle of the Galaxy S8, in a way. However, the phone’s top and bottom bezels are flanking the letter ‘S’ in this image, and looks quite similar toi the company’s recently released teaser for the Galaxy S8’s launch event.
In New York, Samsung confirmed the Galaxy S8 announcement imminent, but again, the company did not say when the device become available for purchase. There are ton of rumors claiming that it will be released in April, and these two images only confirm that, an exact release date is not available just yet. We can only expect that the Galaxy S8, and also its larger sibling, the Galaxy S8 Plus land on March 29.
Other hardware keys include on the Galaxy S8 is a physical home button, which is definitely something new for Samsung, instead of that, you’ll get a set of on-screen buttons, and a fingerprint scanner, placed on the back of the device. This smartphone is also rumored to ship with a facial recognition technology, and Nougat pre-installed on the Galaxy S8, with Samsung’s custom UI on top of it. Though a Chinese variant of the the Galaxy S8 might sport 6GB of RAM, at least according to recent speculations.