The display - which is said to be designed using the flowing edge designs of the past is said to pack the same resolution as previous models at - 2560x1440. The display size is said to be 5.5 -5.7" with two double edged curves and if two models exists , you can probably the larger one to have a resolution bump too . And as for the fingerprint sensor under the display rumor ,we sadly have to say no as it is simply not practical at the moment (Plus Samsung wouldn't want to throw all their aces at the table at once)
Smartphone camera geeks can rejoice as the rumored S8 will bring smartphone photography to another level thanks to the sensor technologies packed into the respective camera . The sensor on the S8 model might be either a enhanced 12MP module from Sony or Samsung's own skunkworks or a completely new 16MP module .The reason for not increasing megapixels will probably make some cry,but by reducing the pixel count and making them larger and more optimized , the sensor will be excellent in low light and therefore the new camera will beat or match the new Pixel and iPhones this year ,therefore adding more megapixels will not do anything other than add more noise in darker areas .
As for the rumored S8 Plus , the same camera megapixel count will be valid , but the camera is apparently rumored to come as a dual camera set up with one for depth information , background defocus (bokkeh) and the other for capturing the foreground .This set up will aid the S8 to have "optical" zoom as well as allow VR ready content .
Both cameras will come with UHD 4K video recording at 30fps (not sure about 60 fps ) RAW image capture ,optical image stability and two tone LED flash ,
Rumored chassis design
Based on "leaked" pictures from case manufacturers , The headphone jack is here to stay on the Galaxy S8 , although rumors stated that it will be phased out in typical Apple trend , but due to the backlash of customers who hate the idea ,Samsung will not axe it this time , but instead support high quality wireless audio support which will someday replace the humble headphone jack for once and for-all
USB type C is not going away either as this is the port of the future , the port will be USB 3.1 and it will support Qualcomm's quickcharging or Samsung's proprietary charging solutions depending on processor
The fingerprint sensor is rumored to take a literal back seat this time as leaked designs show a almost monolithic design void of any home buttons and capacitive touch buttons -this means the fingerprint sensor is set to the back of the device , making users prefer the faster iris scanner instead of the home button which was prone to scratching in the previous models . The fancy gold phone leak , which shows a alleged testing prototype of the phone shows the Samsung logo on the bottom - a place previously reserved for the said buttons .but since this is a prototype ,we cant say whether the final design will be this as Samsung will use positives from all prototypes in their final product .
|alleged S8 in Olixar case|
Rumors state that Samsung will probably use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 Soc or some Snapdragon Soc but we recon that Samsung will use the Qualcomm one as it has better GPU performance than Samsung's current Exynos lineup (but this can change) . The Soc will feature a dedicated ISP ,LTE and atleast 6GB of RAM
Samsung was almost left reeling from Note 7 fallout last year , the company , which promised to investigate the issues that lead to the downfall of the former flagship has now been discovered (as the battery) and the S8 will therefore include a new enhanced cell with a 2800-3200 mAh capacity , the battery will feature quick charging via USB C and inductive-wireless charging .
Price & Release
As with any flagship phone , expect to pay a premium on this model as it is probably one of the best money could buy in 2017 . The price will probably hit somewhere in the $800 region for the S8 and even higher for the other
Samsung is rumored to announce the Galaxy S8 (and the S8 plus) at a special event either in the last week of February , March or in the first week of the month of April
Sources - slashgear ,Sammobile ,GSMarena