Samsung Galaxy S8 to release on April 29: Evan Blass

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As we already know Samsung is going to launch its new Galaxy series flagships Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in an official event on March 29 in New York, the devices will still be released one month later on April 28 if we believe the latest report from the leakster Evan Blass or @evleaks. Previously, both the flagships were rumored to release on April 21 but now due to some technical reasons the company has pushed the release of the devices to April 28 instead of April 21. The company is also expected to launch a new Gear VR headset that will be compatible with the new Samsung Galaxy S8 Duos.

Samung Galaxy S8 leaked press render
Samung Galaxy S8 leaked press render

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus was recently spotted listed by Geekbench confirming some of the specifications for the device. It was listed with model number SM-G955U and and was running the Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box. It will be powered by the 1.90 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) processor and will have 4GB of RAM. It has scored 1929 points in its single core test while it has scored 6084 points in its multi-core test at Geekbench database listing. No other details about the device are currently listed at Geekbench, so we have to wait for more leaks for the device to have more details.

According to the past rumors, the Galaxy S8 will have a large 5.8-inch Quad HD+ curved Super AMOLED display with pressure sensitive feature along with 2560×1440 pixels resolution. It will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or an octa-core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor. It will have 4GB of RAM with 64GB internal storage capacity with MicroSD card expandable storage. It will run on the Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS and will come with Dual-SIM support that might be Hybrid.

A 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera is expected to be available with LED flash and f/1.7 aperture along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture. It will be backed up by a 3000mAh battery with fast Charging via wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging options and we will have 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0 and NFC connectivity options. A 3.5mm headphone jack is expected and there will be a heart rate sensor, fingerprint sensor available on the rear side with Iris scanner and Barometer. The Galaxy S8 will be IP68 verified with water and dust resistance feature.

Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked front
Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked front

The bigger Galaxy S8 Plus will have an even larger 6.2-inch Quad HD+ curved Super AMOLED pressure sensitive display with 2560×1440 pixels resolution and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor. It will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage that will be expandable via MicroSD card. It runs on the Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS out of the box with Dual-SIM support. It will also feature the same 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with LED flash and f/1.7 aperture. There will be an 8-megapixel front-facing camera to be available on front with f/1.7 aperture. A 3500mAh battery with fast Charging will power the device via wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging options. Connectivity options expected are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0 and NFC with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It will also have heart rate sensor, fingerprint sensor, Iris scanner and Barometer. The Galaxy S8 will be IP68 verified with water and dust resistance feature.