Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus get FCC approval
Samsung is going to launch its flagship devices Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in its March 29 event and we have already seen the leaks for both the flagship devices online in images and rumours as well. Now, both the flagship devices from Samsung have got the approval from US FCC where both have been listed with model numbers SM-G950U and SM-G955U respectively.
The FCC documents however don’t have much information about both devices apart from the connectivity options and dimensions of the phones. The FCC documents also reveal multiple model numbers for both devices that may be used for different regions at the time of the launch of these devices.
The FCC documents for the Samsung Galaxy S8 come with model numbers SM-G950U, SM-G950U1 and SM-G950W. While the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus FCC documents confirm SM-G955U, SM-G955U1 and SM-G955W model numbers for the device. Both will come with 4G LTE, Bluetooth, ANT+, WiFi, GPS and wireless charging support as well. No other details about both devices are currently available in the FCC documents. Evan Blass, recently confirmed that the new Galaxy flagships will be released on April 29 instead of April 21. The company is rumoured to be testing a new feature for the flagships called facial recognition.
The Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ curved Super AMOLED display with pressure-sensitive features along with a 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 and fingerprint sensor available on the rear side with an Iris scanner and Barometer. The Galaxy S8 will be IP68 verified with water and dust resistance features.
The Galaxy S8 Plus was recently spotted listed by the Geekbench database with features such as Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box and was spotted powered by the 1.90 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) processor with 4GB of RAM. It scored 1929 points in its single-core test while it scored 6084 points in its multi-core test at the Geekbench database listing. No other details about the device are currently listed on Geekbench, so we have to wait for more leaks for the device to have more details.
The Galaxy S8 is rumoured to come with a 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 a 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 the 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 a heart rate sensor, fingerprint sensor, Iris scanner and Barometer. The Galaxy S8 will be IP68 verified with water and dust resistance features.