Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus photo leaked ahead of MWC 2017 teaser

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Samsung Logo in Seoul
The logo of Samsung Electronic is seen at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Previous reports indicate that Samsung is going to show the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones in a 60-second teaser video at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017), which starts next week in Barcelona. Unfortunately for the company, leaked images of the upcoming flagship handsets have been making rounds lately, and the most recent one confirms something that has been previously revealed about the Galaxy S8 variants.

The new leaked photo of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus shows the two Samsung devices side by side. The photo backs up the previous reports that the upcoming flagships are set to equip large screens and no physical Home buttons, although there’s a catch. The 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 and the 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are still going to have Home buttons, albeit soft ones that are software-based and have the same functions just like regular physical Home buttons.

The most recent buzz about the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is that both phones could pack all-new Exynos 9 series chipsets. Just last Friday, Samsung unveiled an Exynos “Cloud 9” teaser and declared that it’s “coming soon.” The new Exynos chipset could be called Exynos 9810 due to the fact that an intern at Samsung’s Bangalore R&D Institute revealed on his LinkedIn page that he had been working on an “Exynos 9810” project, which is something that Samsung has yet to openly talk about.

The Exynos 9810 could reportedly come in two variations: the Exynos 09810V and the Exynos 9810M. The Galaxy S8 should carry the Exynos 09810V chipset, which is said to furnish an 18-core Mali-G71 GPU. The Galaxy S8 Plus, meanwhile, is expected to have the Exynos 9810M chipset that is reportedly going to equip a 20-core Mali-G71 GPU.

A recent report straight out of Samsung’s home country also revealed that the Galaxy S8 is set to pack a 3,000mAh cell. The Galaxy S8 Plus, on the other hand, is projected to sport a 3,500mAh battery, which is the same as the now-defunct Galaxy Note 7.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were earlier thought to be launched at MWC 2017, but as previously mentioned, the South Korean tech giant is apparently only going to tease its upcoming flagships via a one-minute video at the said event. The company is now expected to officially announce the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on March 29 in a New York convention. See the new leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at SamMobile.

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