Just like we mentioned earlier this week, the Galaxy S8 leaks are going to pick up in speed as we approach the March 29th “Unpacked” event in New York City. With that in mind, we have two new leaks for you today that slowly lift the veil on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
The first leak is rather mundane, and simply gives us a look at the retail packaging for the Galaxy S8+; specifically the Verizon version of Samsung's flagship Android smartphone. The packaging tells us that the smartphone will be available in a 64GB SKU, and that the in-box contents are standard fare (i.e., SIM card, USB-C cable, USB-C wall charger, and a stereo headset). If you were hoping that Samsung would include a wireless charger in the box, you’ll unfortunately be disappointed.
The second leak is a little bit more interesting, and relates to screen resolution for the standard Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S8 will have a native resolution of 2960x1440 (WQHD+), which translates to a screen ratio close to 18.5:9, or around the same as the LG G6. However, this resolution can be scaled down to 2220x1080 (FHD+) or 1480x720 (HD+). Looking at this leak, it appears that the Galaxy S8 will default to 2220x1080.
Galaxy S8 Change screen resolution pic.twitter.com/IBpfPEofPa— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) March 21, 2017
Some apps displayed in a QHD+ resolution might be incredibly hard on your eyes, so it’s nice to see that Samsung will give customers the option to “step down” the resolution to more acceptable levels, and to perhaps help increase battery life.
The larger Galaxy S8+, on the other hand, is expected to have a screen resolution of 3200x1800. We'll find out more details about both smartphones a week from today.