So last year, we have seen two giant smartphones from Samsung, Galaxy S7 and Note 7 and now we are entering into new year with hope for more surpassing smartphone. Samsung has already started their work on next Galaxy S flagship smartphone’s, most probably we are going to call them Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. In 2016, we have have seen many best mobile device. We can say it was a year of choices because hardware specs on many high end device are same but & more relays on your taste. Galaxy S7, LG G5, HTC 10 are few device that we have seen in 1st Quarter while iPhone 7 & 7 Plus in Sept. This year also we are expecting to see few good flagship device somewhere around MWC. However the company has not revealed any info for their plans, but with new Design and powerful specs Galaxy S8 will biggest hit in 2017 by Samsung. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 series has been tremendous last year and gained large pool of new customers and 2017 is going to be far better with Galaxy S8.
Meanwhile Samsung has already started their 2017 with announcing redefined Galaxy A series at CES.
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So, what Next!. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus / Edge are going to be next flagship smartphone of 2017. Here we are going to take detailed look on Galaxy S8 Specs, Rumours, release date and price aspects. So, stay tuned with us.
Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8 Plus Release date
Let’s begin with S8 release date rumours, this year company has launch S7 & S7 Edge in the month of Feb with MWC 2016. However the they are available for sale in March. Talking about MWC 2017, initial rumours of Galaxy S8 release date says that Samsung may take a bit longer to bring its next flagship. We are not going to see GalaxyS8 in MWC as after the Galaxy Note 7 blast year, Samsung is much concerned about its flagship device. That why this time Samsung will double check S8 before launching in market and hence some delay is usual.
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- New Samsung AMOLED Displays to be used in Galaxy S8
So, far this year we are going to have two big smartphones. The GalaxyS8 with 5.7 inch display will feature more edgy look. However Galaxy S8 Plus will come in 6.3 inch size you will not have any problem in using it. According to few reports Samsung is working on its marketing strategy to boost the sales with delaying the release date which might be a right decision as it will give sufficient time for testing as well. So, for now we are settling on April as releasing month for GalaxyS8 and GalaxyS8 Plus / Edge.
GalaxyS8 is rumoured with various designs and concepts. The latest design renders slimmer S7 edge with discarding Home button from front pane. However from long time we are also hearing for a foldable Galaxy Smartphone. You can check out both Samsung Galaxy S8 Concept Images below.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumours:
This year Samsung has launched Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone with 5.3 and 5.5 inch AMOLED always-on display and now we are expecting even bigger display. Going with tradition, Samsung Galaxy S8 will have similar design with more refinement and Galaxy S8 Edge with dual edges as we have seen with Galaxy Note 7. The S8 is supposed to offer stylus as well. It will also have improved Iris Eye Scanner which will work lightening fast.
Update: Samsung is working on its new AMOLED display 2017, which can be part of its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship. The new display is going to features more colors, self-luminous, better view-angles and apart from that its will save your battery life upto 40%. Samsung have recently posted few videos on their Korean channel, you can check those videos below:
As per one more report, Samsung can rename its Edge phablet with Samsung S8 (Plus/Edge) and will make GalaxyS8 with Edge whereas Plus variant will differ in size with holding all the specs. But this is just a rumor we are still 4 months away from official release. So, there is plenty of time in Samsung S8 release.
Samsung Galaxy S7 is a beautiful device with having AMOLED surface but future is much better. The S8 will have OLED display having 4k resolution. We have waited a lot to see 4k resolution display, the phone is also rumoured to get 3D touch. Samsung Galaxy S8 may have increased body to display ratio to 90% which will certainly leads to better design. Both phones are supposed to have 4G LTE and hybrid SIM tray.
The upcoming Galaxy S Smartphone will run on Snapdragon 830 and Exynos 8895 chipset which are rumoured to be next generation 64bit mobile processors. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor is under testing as per the earlier reports, while as per rumours Samsung is working on improving Exynos SoC’s. With this new SoC we are quite sure for major improvements in power consumptions of Galaxy S8 and improvement in performance as they supports 6/8GB RAM. Below you will find an expected specification list for next Galaxy that can be blueprint for upcoming Galaxy flagship.
Samsung Galaxy S8: Full Specifications (Expected)
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge will have powerful specs. Its going to run on Snapdragon 835 / Exynos 8895 chipset with 6/8 GB RAM which is further going to extend the performance. What we think is Samsung will release Galaxy S8 with 6GB RAM and Galaxy S8 Plus/Edge variant with 8GB RAM configuration which can great deal in differentiating S* Edge from the base model. Below you can check expected specifications for Galaxy S8:
|Model Name||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S8 Plus / Galaxy S8 Edge|
|Display||5.3 inch OLED, 4K Resolution,|
|5.7 inch OLED, 4K Resolution,|
|RAM||6 GB||8 GB RAM|
|Storage||64 GB, 256GB Micro SD Support||64GB, 256GB Micro SD Support|
|Processor||Snapdragon 835, Exynos 8895||Snapdragon 835, Exynos 8895|
|Protection||IP68 Certified Water & Dust resistance||IP68|
|Operating System||Android N (v7.0 Naught)||Android v7.0|
|Camera||16 MP Primary, 8 MP front||16 MP, 8MP|
|Networks||GSM, LTE, HSPA||GSM, HSPA, LTE|
|Others||Li-Fi, GLONASS, BDS, A-GPS,|
Iris Eye Scanner, SpO2, Heart Rate,
Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC etc.
|Iris scanner, fingerprint,|
Li-Fi, GLONASS, BDS, A-GPS,
accelerometer, gyro, proximity,
compass, Bluetooth 5.0,
barometer, heart rate, SpO2
|Battery||3600 mAh Non-Removable||4200 mAh Non-Removable|
However the above specifications are not official the Samsung S8 is going to really a high end smartphone with great customisation. The mentioned specs of Galaxy S8 are based on reports, rumours are also predicting IR Blaster, Iris Eye Scanner out of which we can surely say that it will have Iris Eye Scanner. As the company has mastered the IRIS Eye Scanner with Note 7. We will update you with full specs list soon as Samsung makes any official announcement.
What’s New with
Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8 Edge / Galaxy S8 Plus?
Well the most innovative things that we can expected from Samsung Galaxy S8 is foldable design which still give us the feel of high end smartphone as well as tablet. It will have more new features that Galaxy S7 has not able to deliver this year. Few of them are:
- IR Blaster
- NEW Super AMOLED
- Bixby (Digital Assistant)
- Quick Charge
- Iris Eye Scanner
- 4k Resolution
- Foldable design
Samsung is working on a digital assistant for its next Flagship. The Galaxy S8 Series will come with “Bixby” with which you can use your smartphones with voice like we have seen with Apple Siri, Google Voice Assistant and Cortana (Microsoft).
Samsung Galaxy S8 Price (Expected)
Well as we have seen this year company has released Galaxy S7 with a price of $699 USD which is quite fairly competitive. LG has also released their LG G5 flagship at a similar price which clearly indicated that to remain in market you should offer a best price. We are hoping that Galaxy S8 will cost you in range of $900 – $1000 USD considering a foldable design. But still its just a rumoured price we can’t say anything till the official launch. Here we have an expected country wise price table for upcoming Galaxy S8 and GalaxyS8 Edge / GalaxyS8 Plus Smartphone.
|Country Name||Galaxy S8 Price||Galaxy S8 Plus Price|
|GalaxyS8 Price in USA||$900 USD||$1000 USD|
|Price in United Kingdom||700 Pound||770 Pound|
|Price in Canada||1160 CAD||1290 CAD|
|Price in Russia||57540 Ruble||64000 Ruble|
|Price in Australia||1170 AUD||1300 AUD|
|Price in Dubai (UAE)||3300 Dirham||3680 Dirham|
|Price in India||60000 INR||66800 INR|
|Price in Germany||800 Euro||895 Euro|
|Price in China||5980 Yuan||6630 Yuan|
|Price in Japan||91100 Yen||101200 Yen|
|Price in South Korea||98700 KRW||1096700 KRW|
## The above mentioned price can vary depending on your carrier and offers.
Earlier the release date for Samsung GalaxyS8 is expected to be with MWC 2017 event which is scheduled to held in February 27 – March 2, 2017. But now its time to reconsider it as major reports are pointing towards a short delay Samsung Galaxy S8 release. Yes, Now we are its rumoured to get release note in mid April and will be available by end of the month. Till then we have to wait and see what Samsung has to offer in 2017. Meanwhile Samsung has release Galaxy Gear S3 SmartWatch in IFA 2016.
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