Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ specs revealed ahead of launch: 6GB RAM, Desktop Mode & more

As the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 nears, leaked information about its specifications and design, keep getting revealed. Indeed, this does not include the long list of images of both smartphones, which have leaked out so far. But KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seems to have some more information, and it sure sounds more extensive than the news we have heard until now.

After giving plenty of inputs on Apple's upcoming iPhones, Kuo seems to have finally allotted some time for the Android herd, with some juicy new details.

A new investor note from Kuo as reported by 9to5Google, said that the Galaxy S8 would arrive in two models. The standard Galaxy S8 would feature a 5.8-inch screen while the larger smartphone tagged as the Galaxy S8+ would come with a 6.2-inch display. Both displays would feature a WQHD+ resolution of 2,960 x 2,400 pixels and would also come with dual-edge curved displays.

Coming to the batteries, the S8 features a 3,000mAh unit while the bigger S8+ would feature a 3,500mAh unit.

Image: BGR

Image: BGR

Other details are to do with availability. Kuo revealed that users in the United States, Japan and China will get the Galaxy S8 smartphones that are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, while the European and Asian markets would get the Exynos 8895 chipset.

Coming to RAM, the 6GB RAM versions are expected to only be available in South Korea and China and not in the international variants of the smartphones. The standard versions are to come with 4GB RAM.

Additionally, Samsung is not going in for a dual lens, dual ISP format either. According to Kuo, Samsung thinks that the current day dual-camera ISP design is "immature" so both the S8 and S8+ will arrive with 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing unit.

Last but not the least, Kuo also claims that a new Type-C USB port (not present on the current model) will also allow the smartphone to be used in 'Desktop Mode'. The Dex feature is supposed to offer a Windows Continuum like experience, that will let the user connect the phone to a display and use a mouse a keyboard emulating a desktop experience.

According to the latest rumours, the official launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be 28 April as compared to the previously reported 21 April. The phones are expected to be available in seven colour variants that include gold, silver, bright black, matte black, blue, orchid and pink.

Published Date: Mar 14, 2017 02:20 pm | Updated Date: Mar 14, 2017 02:20 pm