Samsung is yet to officially announce the Galaxy S8, but everything is known about the upcoming flagship smartphone thanks to the trove of leaks and revelations. The anticipated release of the year by Samsung is expected to house Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset which will evidently make it one of the most performance-packed smartphones when it is launched.
In a new leaked video, the benchmark scores of the upcoming Galaxy S8 are laid bare. If the video is to be believed, the Galaxy S8 managed to score 205,284 points on the AnTuTu benchmark score which surpasses scores of the Apple iPhone 7 that managed to achieve 1,81,807 points. At this high a score, the Galaxy S8 is not only ahead of the latest iPhone, but around 40,000 points ahead of the OnePlus 3T smartphone which is known for its high performance score of 162,423 points. The Snapdragon 835 processor promises 27 percent more performance with 40 percent less power consumption, which will make the Galaxy S8 a more power and performance efficient smartphone in the premium category.
It is worth mentioning that the video does not detail if the Galaxy S8 used for the benchmarking is the one housing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC or its equivalent Exynos 8895. Nonetheless, one can assume the upcoming flagship smartphone to be laser fast and powerful. To put into perspective, the Galaxy S8 range is expected to introduce larger spilling displays as compared to its predecessor and also boast some new features including the addition of digital voice-assistant Bixby. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ prices revealed, along with more color options: Here’s everything you need to know
Talking about the specifications, the Galaxy S8 will be accompanied with a larger Galaxy S8+ variant. The former will sport a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy S8+ will boast a 6.2-inch display. Both models will have spilling displays and come with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.
The new Galaxy S8 smartphone are unlikely to come with dual rear camera module and instead feature a 12-megapixel dual-pixel rear camera with LED flash, along with an 8-megapixel auto-focus selfie camera. Both models are expected to be fuelled by a 3,250mAh battery and come with USB Type-C support. The Galaxy S8 lineup will run Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with TouchWiz layered on top.
Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at an event in New York on March 29. It is expected that this year, Samsung will add a new Violet color choice to its flagship smartphones. The smartphones are further believed to be up for pre-orders starting April 7 in home country, followed by global shipments scheduled for April 21.