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Galaxy S8+ specs tipped: will pack 6.2-inch screen, 10nm Exynos 9 or Snapdragon 835 SoC, iris scanner

Samsung's new 10nm Exynos 9 chip is expected to replace the Snapdragon 835 in some markets. (Source: Evan Blass @evleaks)
Samsung's new 10nm Exynos 9 chip is expected to replace the Snapdragon 835 in some markets. (Source: Evan Blass @evleaks)
Evan Blass has detailed the (alleged) specs for the Galaxy S8+ in full.

It has been revealed ahead of the slated March launch that Samsung will accompany the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 with a larger brother. Where the S7 came in curved and flat-screen variants, both models of S8 will sport curved glass. According to renown leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter), the imaginatively named Galaxy S8+ is said to sport a 6.2-inch QHD Super AMOLED display and an iris scanner, which will distinguish the otherwise similar phablet from its less gargantuan sibling.

Beyond the obvious 6.2-inch QHD Super AMOLED+ display, the Plus will also pack an iris scanner, 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera, 8MP front camera, IP68 water resistance, 4GB RAM, and 64GB built-in storage (as well as a microSD slot, naturally), according to Blass. Another juicy piece of news is that Samsung is likely to use its 10nm Exynos 9 chip in lieu of the Snapdragon 835 in certain markets—likely due to the anticipation of high demand for the S8 and S8+ handsets and relatively limited supply of the Snapdragon 835 SoCs. You shouldn't be disappointed if your S8 has the Exynos 9 in it rather than a Snapdragon 835, though. According to Samsung, the  Exynos 9 is 27 percent faster and 40 percent more power efficient than the Exynos 8 series found in the Galaxy S7.

It is not expected that the S8 or S8+ will make an appearance at Mobile World Congress this year, but should release shortly after in March.

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Douglas Black, 2017-02-23 (Update: 2017-02-23)
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