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