As usual, a new day with a new leak of upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S8, and today also have been several leaks. The first and most interesting news is about the Galaxy S8 app series – as always, leaked on xda-developers.
They have been tested on other Samsung smartphones with TouchWiz upgraded to Nougat only, but apparently it was confirmed that can also be compatible with some ROM-based Marshmallow. They download and install as normal APK; at the moment there are music player, voice recorder, video player, S Translator and Sound Camp. Here is the Galaxy S8 App thread link.
Meanwhile, a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (codename: SM-G955U) appeared on the GeekBench benchmark platform. The new leak emerged with very few specs; confirmed the presence of 1.90 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, single-core and multi-core scores. Unfortunately, as we know, on GeekBench it is easy to create fake profiles, so we take the information as a pinch of salt.
Final leak is new live hands-on images of the Samsung Galaxy S8 that again shows the AI button at the left side, as well featuring the power and volume rocker buttons. The new leaked live images also to show a Chinese test unit of the unannounced Galaxy S8. Some of the pre-installed applications on the home screen include g-mail, calendar, gallery, Amazon Shopping, and AT&T icons. The bottom of the screen includes the regular apps for calls, messages, browser, and camera. And brand new on-screen navigation keys are also visible, means no physical home button.
The new leaked images also show the USB Type-C port alongside the 3.5mm audio jack, and speaker grille at the bottom panel. The Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8 inch curved screen with quite narrow bezels and an iris scanner at the top alongside the front-facing camera. On the left panel, there’s a physical button indicating it could be the much talked Bixby assistant button.
Coming to the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus specifications, is expected to feature a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, and Quad HD+ (2560×1440 pixels) resolution. Both devices will run on the Snapdragon 835 processor or Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor depending on regions, clubbed with 4GB RAM, and 64GB of native storage that’s expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.
Samsung is all set to launch both rumored smartphones in New York on March 29, 2017.