Earlier today, rendered images of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus showed up via renowned leaker @OnLeaks, but we now have our first view of a live image of the phone.
The leaked image of the Galaxy S8 reveals a few design elements of the phone, just like the rumors have been putting it. However, the image only shows off the bottom half of the phone. Here, we can confirm that the upcoming S8 will keep one of the most crucial features of a smartphone – the 3.5mm audio jack.
Since last year, quite a number of OEMs have been getting rid of the 3.5mm audio jack in favor of USB-C. However, Samsung Galaxy S8 will still keep this feature while at the same time debut the USB-C port for data transfer and charging purposes. The likes of Moto Z and the recently launched HTC U Ultra have no 3.5mm audio jack, instead, everything is handled via a single USB-C port, which can be a problem when you want to listen to some music via headphones while at the same time keep charging your phone.
The leaked image also confirms the curved dual edge screen of the Galaxy S8, again, just like the rumors have been putting it. The bottom bezel is very small when compared to past models and there is no physical Home button, rather it appears on the display screen. The speaker of the phone is just beside the USB-C port, facing down.
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) February 7, 2017
Previous reports have indicated that Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship with either 5.7 or 5.8 inches of display with QHD resolution. The S8 Plus will take a larger display screen of 6.1 or 6.2 inches but keep the same resolution. In terms of hardware specs, the American versions will come with a Snapdragon 835 SoC alongside 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage, however, other regions will get an Exynos 8895 variant with the same amount of RAM. Those in China might get lucky as reports claim that the 6GB/128GB variant may be sold exclusively to this market.
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus late next month, with the official sales set to begin in mid-April, about two weeks after launch.
Source: Android Headlines