Leaked, Fully Functional Galaxy S8 Seemingly Confirms 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio With WQHD+ Resolution

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are regular features of the rumor mill. The smartphones surface everyday in leaks with new and old details. As of now, we've got a very good idea of what to expect from the Korean tech giant next week. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will change a lot of features for the smartphone lineup. Now that the smartphone market is mature, there's little room left for innovation. Samsung's therefore playing at its strengths of incremental upgrades and the devices will deliver in several areas. Today, there are some more details on their design.

The Samsung Galaxy S8's Display Resolution Shown Off In Latest Leak

When it comes to displays, Samsung is the king. The Korean tech giant is the global leader in display manufacturing and it likes to show off its strengths on flagships. Today's leak hints that the company will take a similar approach for this year's Galaxy S8. An image of the device's display settings has surfaced online, from China. It shows multiple settings, with a default option as well.

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As you'll see below, the Galaxy S8 will be available in three display settings. These are HD+, FHD+ and WQHD+. The device is rumored with the 18:9 aspect ratio, which allows for taller displays. However, earlier rumors have suggested that it'll follow an even more unorthodox 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Today's leak confirms just that. In fact, this new aspect ratio affects all display resolutions, from HD to WQHD.

HD is now HD+, with 1480x720. FHD is FHD+, with 2220x1080 and WQHD is now WQHD+, with 2960x1440 pixels. These settings will help conserve battery life and allow users to configure how much pixels they want the GPU to render at one time. As no one wants WQHD while browsing Facebook, it's a good move by Samsung. This feature also follows suit from the Galaxy S7. The Galaxy S8 will be a performance powerhouse and such user control is a welcome move from Samsung's end.

Other features for the device include a button-free front, reduced top/bottom bezels and a rear home button. Samsung will also bring a lot of upgrades at the software end of the spectrum. The Korean tech giant will introduce its virtual assistant, Bixby and desktop platform, DeX with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Latest reports however suggest that Bixby might make a software debut later on. We'll find out soon enough. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We'll keep you updated on the latest.


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