The Samsung Galaxy S8 hasn’t been introduced yet, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know an awful lot about it. 

Leaks and also reports are gathering nearly daily as well as now they’ve formed a pretty cohesive photo of what we’re most likely to see in the Galaxy S8.

So we’ve decided to take an early take a look at how the Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to accumulate as compared to the Samsung Galaxy S7, based on the most likely specs and features.

We’ve put them head to head throughout a series of categories, comparing their style, display, power, camera, battery and also even more, so you can see just what a distinction a year makes, as well as whether you should consider the less costly S7 or the shining new S8 when it’s launched.


The design of the Samsung Galaxy S8 could not be immensely different from the Galaxy S7, where it’s likely to have a steel frame as well as glass back for a beginning. However the S8 is most likely to be longer than – though not quite as wide as – the Galaxy S7, with rumored dimensions of 148.90 x 68 x 8mm, to the Samsung Galaxy S7’s 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is also most likely to look rather various from the front, as unlike the S7 it won’t have a home switch below the screen, with the finger print scanner instead transferred to the back, where it will sit together with the camera.

The S8 will possibly likewise have little bezels over and also listed below the screen, for a much more ‘all-screen’ look than the S7.

One thing that’s unlikely to transform is water as well as dirt resistance. The Galaxy S7 is IP68 accredited (suggesting it can be submerged approximately 1.5 meters deep for approximately 30 minutes) as well as we expect the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be too.

Overall then, the Galaxy S8 is likely to have an extra instantly excellent style, especially when seen from the front, yet one that’s recognisably a development of the Samsung Galaxy S7.


It’s (almost) all change below, with the Galaxy S8 trading the S7’s 5.1-inch level screen for a 5.8-inch bent one.

But in spite of being considerably bigger, the total impact of the phone is possibly only going to be somewhat larger, as the finger print scanner is being transferred to the back and also the bezels are being shrunk to virtually non-existence.  

That means the S8 needs to feel a lot more like a typical phone compared to a phablet despite the colossal screen.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

The resolution of the S8’s screen is likely to be upgraded too, with a 1,440 x 2,960 QHD+ resolution reported, instead of the Samsung Galaxy S7’s 1,440 x 2,560 QHD option. 

Given the extra width over its precursor, the S8’s screen probably won’t in fact be much sharper, but it is reported to have a super-widescreen 18.5:9 facet ratio much like the LG G6.

It’s likewise likely to follow in the Note 7’s footsteps in sustaining HDR material, which the Samsung Galaxy S7 doesn’t. The only thing that will most likely stay the exact same is the innovation made use of, with both phones having Super AMOLED displays, qualified of delivering punchy, dazzling colors.

So simply put, the Samsung Galaxy S8’s display is likely to be bigger, far better and also curvier than the S7’s.

OS and power

Both phones will certainly run Android of training course, as well as while the Galaxy S8 will possibly launch with Android Nougat, the Galaxy S7 can currently be upgraded to that.

As such, we don’t anticipate a huge difference on the OS front – though Samsung will certainly have possibly even more modified and refined its TouchWiz overlay for the S8.

As for power, we might see a substantial upgrade there, but no greater than the typical yearly power boosts you’d expect to get.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has 4GB of RAM as well as either an octa-core Exynos 8890 chipset (in Europe) or a quad-core Snapdragon 820 one (in the US), both which were amongst one of the most effective mobile chipsets in 2016.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 at the same time will most likely stick to 4GB of RAM – though some rumors fix it at 6GB, likely for Eastern local variations – and also have an Exynos 8895 contribute Europe, or a Snapdragon 835 one in the US, each of which is the following generation of the chips the S7 used.

Given that the Galaxy S7 currently provides almost faultlessly snappy efficiency these might not make an extremely noticeable difference, especially as they have a bigger screen to drive, but we wouldn’t be stunned if application lots times are somewhat faster, display action time under the finger better as well as games look a little better. 

Expect more power efficiency too, which could assist the battery last longer.


This cam on the S8 might be among the smallest upgrades over the S7, as while reports indicated a dual-lens snapper on the Samsung Galaxy S8, it’s now resembling the phone will have a single-lens 12MP one – much like the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Even the aperture might not alter, with reports suggesting it will be f/1.7 once again, yet we’d anticipate, at the minimum, that the software program will be improved. 

If absolutely nothing does change, Samsung is plainly relying on the fact that it’s already obtained one of the most effective sensing units on the marketplace in the back of the S7, yet whether that will withstand the difficulty of 2017’s finest phones continues to be to be seen.

The front-facing camera can get even more of an upgrade on the S8, with broach an 8MP sensor in place of the Samsung Galaxy S7’s 5MP one.

It could likewise profit from autofocus, allowing you to develop items at different distances. These modifications would certainly be welcome, as the Samsung Galaxy S7’s front-facing camera is strong yet unexceptional.


We’re largely anticipating the Samsung Galaxy S8 to have a 3,000 mAh battery. That’s specifically the exact same dimension as the Samsung Galaxy S7’s as well as a little a concern, given that it requires to power a much bigger display with more pixels.

On the other hand, the chipsets utilized by the Samsung Galaxy S8 are most likely to be more power reliable, so there’s a possibility that it will certainly cancel, but this is one point you’ll definitely intend to check out when we’ve placed the S8 through a complete review.

Fast billing is nearly guaranteed, as well as is also existing in the Samsung Galaxy S7.

However the S8 is likely to make the transfer to USB Type-C, so, while you may require to buy some brand-new cords, you’ll at the very least be able to connect them in either method around.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S7


We don’t yet understand just what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will cost, yet rumors placed it a little more than the Samsung Galaxy S7.

2016’s Galaxy S7 started at £569/ AU$ 1149 (around $750) SIM-free, and also can now be located from roughly £450/$ 670/AU$ 900, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 could introduce for about $845/£695/ AU$ 1,115, which would put it at about $100/£130 more expensive.


Based on existing reports, the Samsung Galaxy S8 seems like a big renovation on the Samsung Galaxy S7 in some locations, with the display being the genuine highlight.

It’s likely to be a great deal larger, without making the phone itself large, as well as with a brand-new facet ratio and also HDR support maybe a genuinely different experience to use.

Elsewhere, the style is likely to be improved and also there need to be quite a whole lot even more power in the Galaxy S8.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

On the other hand, the cam might not alter much, the battery life is a concern as well as the S8 is most likely to be more expensive. And also, the finger print scanner being transferred to the back possibly won’t please everyone – though the likely addition of an iris scanner will give you another security option.

Of training course, you ought to take all of this with a pinch of salt, because it’s based upon reports rather compared to fact … although there’s very little we don’t find out about this phone now many thanks to the smorgasbord of leaks. 

We’ll know the fact of the Galaxy S8 when it’s introduced on March 29, yet for now, battery concerns aside, it sounds like it must be a genuine crowd-pleaser.

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