Three new renders comparing the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 with the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy Note 7 have just surfaced online. The closeups were posted by a known tipster @OnLeaks on Twitter and depict renders comparing the thickness of the aforementioned devices, as well as the thickness of their camera bumps. The images suggest that Samsung put a lot of effort into reducing the thickness of the camera bump featured on the Galaxy S8 as its hump is only 0.2mm thick, 0.6mm thinner than that of the Galaxy Note 7 and 0.8mm thinner than the bump present on the Galaxy S7. The second image indicates that Samsung’s upcoming flagship will be 8mm thick, i.e. 0.1mm thicker than the Galaxy Note 7 and the Galaxy S7. For reference, the Galaxy S7 Edge is 7.7mm thick. In other words, the Galaxy S8 will allegedly be negligibly thicker than Samsung’s 2016 flagships, and the renders below do a solid job of visualizing that small difference.
Earlier today, the same source leaked another set of renders depicting the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Those renders suggested that Samsung isn’t scrapping the 3.5mm audio port with its upcoming flagships as some previous rumors have indicated. The audio jack of the two devices was displayed next to their USB Type-C ports, and a separate leak that also surfaced today seemingly confirmed as much as it showcased a real life image of Samsung’s upcoming flagship.
Both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip and Exynos 8895 in certain territories (if Samsung opts to release the Exynos variant), as well as 4GB and 6GB of RAM. The smaller variant of the device will allegedly feature a 5.7-inch display, while the larger variant will sport a 6.1-inch one, though some rumors suggest that both models will ship with slightly larger QHD AMOLED panels. Reports about battery sizes are a bit more consistent and latest information suggests that the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus will be powered by a 3,250mAh and a 3,750mAh battery, respectively. The South Korean consumer electronics manufacturer is expected to unveil both devices in late March before launching them in April. More information about Samsung’s upcoming pair of Android flagships is bound to surface soon as their release is drawing near.