Samsung is still picking itself up after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, which has seemingly affected its Galaxy S8 production schedule as well, at least according to some reports. Even so, the phone is still expected to make its debut in late February and a new round of rumors reveals more purported details about Samsung’s next big thing.
According to a leaker who posted a spreadsheet on Weibo, the Galaxy S8 edge will have a 5.5-inch 4K Super AMOLED display — that’s 3840 x 2160 resolution and 506 ppi pixel density). Interestingly, the screen will supposedly account for 80% of the front side of the handset, which seems to imply that Samsung is going to ditch the home button next year.
Furthermore, the phone is said to have either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor or an Exynos 8895 chip, which means in either case will will sport a 10nm chipset. Finally, the leaker says the phone will have either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, which is impressive.
The battery size isn’t mentioned, and we’re definitely interested to see what Samsung is doing next when it comes to smartphone batteries, given the whole exploding Galaxy Note 7 thing. The leak also says the phone will be unveiled on February 26th next year, with a launch scheduled for the following month.
No matter how exciting all that sounds, this is still just a rumor so treat it accordingly. After all, there’s no telling how the Galaxy Note 7 mess will affect Galaxy S8 production, especially given that the phone is expected to introduce a brand new design.