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Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 Plus will reportedly feature an extremely impressive 6.2-inch display, according to a new leak.
That rumor comes from renowned phone leaker Evan Blass, who tweeted an alleged specification sheet for the as-of-yet unannounced Galaxy phablet. While the spec sheet contained plenty of other information, the display size listed for the phone, justifiably, grabbed the most attention. A 6.2-inch display is massive — dwarfing the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s 5.5-inch display, and it’s even bigger than the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7’s 5.7-inch display.
That display is slated to based on a Quad HD+ Super AMOLED panel, and while it may seem like a cumbersome size on paper, the phone is expected to have minimal bezels and a curved screen design — as seen in previous leaks — which should slim down the form factor. Interestingly, previous leaks have pegged the S8 Plus display size at 6.3-inches, a slight inconsistency with Blass’s report. The standard sized Galaxy S8, by contrast, is expected to have a screen around 5.7-inches in size — still larger than its predecessor’s 5.5-inch screen.
As far as the rest of the specifications go, it’s pretty much business-as-usual for a Samsung flagship. It’ll pack a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel front camera, as well as 4GB of RAM and 64 gigabytes of expandable internal storage. Like other recent Samsung phones, it’ll be IP68 dust and water-resistant and will feature wireless charging. Though the spec sheet lacks details on the Galaxy S8 Plus’s chipset, Blass said in a separate tweet that it’ll pack Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. Notably, it’ll reportedly be the first phone to feature the chipset “out of the gate,” Blass said.
Of course, Blass’s report is just a rumor — so take it with a grain of salt. On the other hand, Blass has had a pretty stellar track record of accurate leaks.
While a firm unveiling date for the Galaxy S8 lineup hasn’t been pegged down yet, Samsung is widely expected to offer some information on its newest flagship at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain — which is scheduled to take place in just a few days.