Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus Price, Launch Date, and Release Date Tipped in New Leak

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus Price, Launch Date, and Release Date Tipped in New Leak
Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 to be unveiled to select audience at MWC 2017
  • The commercial unveilling will happen on March 29
  • It is tipped to be more expensive than its predecessor

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumours and leaks have become more frequent as the launch of the smartphone comes closer. The latest leak about the Galaxy S8 smartphone tips the price, launch date, and release date; the specifications and images of the upcoming Samsung flagship have leaked multiple times so far.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Launch Date and Release Date

Twitter tipster Ricciolo claims that a 'little birdy' has let out that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is 'ready'. It will be unveiled to a select audience, including journalists, at MWC 2017, well-guarded from the general public. Consumers will have to wait till March 29 for the official Galaxy S8 launch. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its bigger sibling Galaxy S8 Plus will be released in late April, according to the tipster.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Price

Ricciolo also said in the tweet that Samsung has set the Galaxy S8 price as EUR 849 (roughly Rs. 61,700), making it more expensive than last year's premium Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge variant. The larger Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will be priced at a whopping EUR 949 (roughly Rs. 69,000). This is in line with previous rumours that Samsung will price the two upcoming smartphones a little higher than the 2016 flagships. To recall, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were launched at EUR 700 (roughly Rs. 50,900) and EUR 800 (roughly Rs. 58,100) respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications

Samsung is expected to introduce big changes to this year's flagship in the hope to regain the goodwill it lost with the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are tipped to sport dual-edge curved displays, with thin bezels at the bottom and top edges, and the display is pegged to be pressure sensitive. The Home Button and navigation buttons are expected to be ditched, and the fingerprint scanner will most probably be housed at the back - or underneath the display.

The company is expected to introduce a dual camera setup at the back of the larger Galaxy S8 variant, and it will also incorporate the iris scanning technology on the front camera, alongside autofocus capabilities. The S Health app is also expected to see a massive overhaul, with WebMD integration.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Gorgeous looks and excellent construction quality
  • Brilliant displays
  • Phenomenal camera quality
  • Class-leading performance
  • Bad
  • No flat screen option
  • Nearly unusable fingerprint reader
  • Software stuffed with unnecessary features
Display 5.80-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 8895
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
OS Android 7.0
Resolution 1440x2960 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Gorgeous looks and excellent construction quality
  • Brilliant displays
  • Phenomenal camera quality
  • Class-leading performance
  • Bad
  • No flat screen option
  • Nearly unusable fingerprint reader
  • Software stuffed with unnecessary features
Display 6.20-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 8895
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3500mAh
OS Android 7.0
Resolution 1440x2960 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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