It looks as though we have received just about as close as we’ll likely get to confirmation of the official name for Samsung’s next Galaxy “S” flagship. Notorious gadget leaker Evan Blass over the weekend tweeted that the larger-than-life smartphone will be called the Galaxy S8+.
Last year’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were equipped with 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch displays respectively. The “standard” Galaxy S8 is rumored to come with a 5.8-inch display, but will have largely the same physical dimensions as the Galaxy S7 Edge thanks to its near bezel-less Infinity Display.
However, the smartphone to watch is the Galaxy S8+, which will feature a 6.2-inch screen. According to Blass, both displays will retain a QHD resolution, which Samsung has stuck with for quite a few generations now. And both displays will of course feature Super AMOLED technology which has garnered much praise over the years.
Blass also revealed this morning that both smartphones will be announced on March 29th and will be released to the public on April 21st.
@MissSUZz Launch 3/29, release 4/21.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 11, 2017
This is just the latest in a stream of Galaxy S8 news that we’ve been made privy to over the past few months. Samsung’s flagship smartphone series will come equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors (Samsung threw its weight around to gobble up the lion’s share of the initial production of chips, freezing out competitors), 4GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 3,000 mAh (5.8-inch) and 3,500 mAH (6.2-inch) batteries, and the addition of a USB-C port (which replaces the longstanding microUSB port).