FULL SPECIFICATIONS for the Galaxy S8+ have been revealed, with Samsung also outing its 10nm Exynos 9 chip that likely will debut inside the device.
The Galaxy S8+ will arrive alongside the, er, Galaxy S8. The firm is ditching its "Edge" branding this year, with both versions of the smartphone set to feature a curved AMOLED display.
Thanks to Evan Blass (below), that's not all we know about the Galaxy S8+, which looks set to skip MWC in favour for a launch at the end of March.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ spec sheet. Impress your friends, confound your enemies...with knowledge. pic.twitter.com/lHrHge8BUa— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 22, 2017
As expected, the Galaxy S8+ will boast a mahoosive 6.2in QHD Super AMOLED+ display, and an iris scanner similar to that on the now-defunct Galaxy Note 7.
You can also expect a 12MP Dual Pixel main camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, and IP68 water resistance, just like the Galaxy S7. The S8+ will also pack 4GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage, expandable via microSD, but there's no word on the size of its battery just yet.
The company today also made official its new Exynos 9 Series 8895 chip, which will likely feature in the Galaxy S8 in some regions, while other models will ship with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835.
Samsung's latest processor is the first to be built on the 10nm FinFET manufacturing process and has been confirmed as going into mass production. The firm is touting 27 per cent higher performance compared to its previous 14nm chip, and 40 per cent less power consumption.
"In addition to being built on the most advanced 10nm FinFET process technology, the new Exynos 9 Series 8895 incorporates Samsung's cutting-edge technologies including a second-generation custom CPU, gigabit LTE modem, and more," said Ben Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.
"With industry leading technologies like VPU, the Exynos 8895 will drive the innovation of next generation smartphones, VR headsets, and automotive infotainment system."
While the Galaxy S8+ looks set to miss next week's MWC, Samsung's next-gen flagship tablet - the so-called Galaxy Tab S3 - looks set to make its debut in Barcelona. µ
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