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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Leaked Specs, Price and Release Date: Everything you want to know

New Hitch for Samsung: Release of Galaxy S8 Allegedly Deferred By 2 Weeks

It is more than a year to the launch of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and now the market is eagerly waiting for the next edition of the same flagship. However, before its launch, the marketers and retail analysts have left no stones unturned to explore the features and specs of the yet-to-be-announced smartphone. Thanks to all those leaked reports and unofficial teasers that most of us are acquainted with the features of the upcoming handsets of Samsung.

As per the leaked reports, Samsung, like the previous model of its S flagship, will launch the S8 in two variants. The base variant will be called ‘Samsung Galaxy S8’, and it will cost around €800. On the other hand, the higher console of the flagship will be called ‘Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus’ and will be tagged with the approximate price range of €900. However, following the previous patterns, we are quite assured that both models of Samsung won’t find their ways to Indian market before the middle of April this year.

In a post, IBTimes reported that Samsung has also reportedly incorporated six sensors –Proximity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor (ALS), IR-LED transmitter, receiver for iris recognition, front-camera, and a network receiver into the phone.

On the back, the phone will come with four modules—camera at the top centre, LED flash to the left side, fingerprint scanner to the right and a heart-rate sensor below. It is said to have 12-megapixel camera on the back and an 8MP snapper with wide FoV (Field of View) lens.

According to a report by 9to5Google, Kuo said that Samsung will sell special edition Galaxy S8 series with 6GB RAM in China and its home country South Korea. Samsung Galaxy S8 series, after its unveiling on March 29 in New York City, will be made available for purchase on April 21, and not April 29.

Here are the details of Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone aggregated from the earlier leaks:

Design

If we go with the most reliable leaks and teasers, then it is quite guaranteed that both models of S8 will have a curved display edge, bezel-free display, and no home button. Yes, Samsung with its new devices is ditching the time-honored Home Button for facilitating its display some extra accommodation. Also, a high-end fingerprint scanner is expected to sit at the rear panel, beneath of the camera. Some leaked photos have already confirmed the S8 and S8 Plus to have a 3.5mm headphone jack port at the lower edge

Display

As per the leaks and rumors, the Base version is expected to flaunt an either a 5.7-inches or 5.8-inches display, while the S8 Plus will feature a 6.2 –inch screen. Displays of both models will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at both front and back panel. With curved Super AMOLED displays coupled with Quad HD or 4K resolution, both models will have more than 550ppi pixel density. Integrated with extra display features like 3D Touch, Always-on screen, and TouchWiz UI, Samsung’s upcoming phones are estimated to be a game changer for the South Korean Multinational.

Features and Specifications

The Galaxy S8, of course, will be waterproof, like its predecessor devices. As the Galaxy S7 was an IP68-certified model and can stay 1.5m under water for 30 minutes, Samsung is likely to go a step further with its new devices. Under the hood, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be powered by the most recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which will deliver a seamless performance to the users.  With the Octa-core chip clocked at the speed of up to 2.4Gz, both variants will provide 20% faster and flawless performance than the Snapdragon 820. The Snapdragon chipset will power the smartphone to be retailed in America, China, Japan and some select markets will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU. Whereas, the rest of the markets including Europe and India, will receive mobiles powered by Samsung’s in-house built Exynos 9 series (8895) octa-core System-on-Chip (SoC).

Storage

As per the reports, the Galaxy S8 phones will hit the market with two RAMs – 4GB and 6GB. While the 4GB model will be exclusive to some selected European markets, 6GB variant will be available internationally. Similarly, on the storage front, the new Galaxy phones will pack no less than 64 GB of onboard storage. It manes, the phone will come up with two ROM variants like 6$ GB and 128GB with expandable storage option to 256 GB via micro SD card.

Software

On the software front, the Galaxy S8 phones will run on the latest Android Nougat 8 out of the box. With the new TouchWiz OS with Samsung’s homespun AI-based virtual assistant ‘Bixby’, the new Galaxy gadgets are supposed to be a premium and iconic Samsung phone.

Camera

Well, this is the most enchanting segment of Samsung phones. The upcoming Galaxy S8 models of Samsung will have a dual-camera setup at the back panel and will host a dual 12-mp snapper. On the front part, the phone will accommodate an 8-mp shooter for selfies. Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, live 4K video, 9MP image recording, Auto HDR, and panorama are some additional features which will accompany the camera segment of Galaxy S8 models.

Battery

For superb power backup, Samsung will incorporate its approaching Galaxy phones with a non-removable 3500mAh, which is quite higher than its previous flagship – the S7. It will also have a USB Type C for faster charging.

Colour availability

In terms of colour availability, the upcoming phones of Samsung will be launched in 5 variants including Black, White, Gold, Silver, Violet, Gold and Pink Gold. It means buyers will get wide colour options to pick the Galaxy S8 phones.

Expected price

Samsung hasn’t yet maintained a tight lip regarding the price of its impending phones. But following the trend of pricing patterns of Samsung, we can expect the 6GB RAM+64GB model console of the Galaxy to tag with CNY 6,088 (around Rs 59,000), while the 128GB unit will price nearly CNY 6,488 (approximately Rs 63,000).

Expected specifications of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus:

Model

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Display

5.8-inch WQHD super AMOLED screen with 2560x2400p resolution + 3D curved glass 6.2-inch WQHD super AMOLED screen with 2560x2400p resolution + 3D curved glass

OS

Android 7.1 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat

Processor

10nm class 64-bit Samsung Exynos 9 series 8895 octa-core CPU/ Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 quad-core (based on region of sale) 10nm class 64-bit Samsung Exynos 9 series 8895 octa-core CPU/ Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 quad-core (based on region of sale)

RAM

4GB/6GB (only in China & South Korea) 4GB/6GB (only in China & South Korea)

Storage

64GB 64GB

Camera

  • Main: 12MP dual-pixel camera
  • Front :8MP camera
  • Main: 12MP dual-pixel camera
  • Front: 8MP camera

Network

4G-LTE 4G-LTE

Add-ons

Single/Dual-SIM (based on region of sale), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, heart rate sensor, Type C USB port Single/Dual-SIM (based on region of sale), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, heart rate sensor, Type C USB port

Glass-based cases (colours)

blue, bright black, gold, matte black, orchid, pink and silver blue, bright black, gold, matte black, orchid, pink and silver

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Rishabh Rajvanshi

Rishabh, with six years of experience in the newspaper industry, has co-founded The TeCake in 2013. Apart from writing and editing articles on Technology at The TeCake, he also contributes to other esteemed newspapers.

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