Just days away from Samsung's official unveiling date for the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, new leaks have emerged, showing beautiful renders of the enigmatic flagship, with its eye-catching, nearly bezel-less display; giving everyone an idea of its price point; and giving us a look at the three fancy-named color options for the handset.
The internet has been awash with rumors concerning both phones of late, and it feels as if most features and specs are already public knowledge. The new leaks make it more so.
The leaks are thanks to trusted leaker and tipster Evan Blass, whose previous leaks that ended up being right now makes his information a definitive halt to the tech world's hemming and hawing about products yet to be unveiled.
Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Renders
Blass shared the photos of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in all their glory and colorways, plus revealed some details about pricing for both phones. The rendered Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus fit perfectly with Samsung's silhouetted teaser video, showing a curved display with thin bezels bookending the top and bottom parts of the handset.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (top to bottom) in black sky, orchid grey and arctic silver (left to right) pic.twitter.com/ISo7W10sYV
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 19, 2017
Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Colors
Three colorways for the handsets were shown, although this doesn't directly imply that there'll be just three, as past rumors have suggested seven. Anyhow, those colors are very fancily named, with Black Sky, Orchid Gray, and Arctic Silver. The color configurations, however, aren't very pronounced on the phones. The front bezel is still black in all models, just the sides and, presumably, the back are tinged with color.
Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Pricing And Availability
Blass also tweeted that Galaxy S8 will cost €799 in Europe, about $860, and that the Galaxy S8 Plus will cost €899, or about $965. Blass also went on to reveal pricing details of accessories for the phone, including the rumored DeX docking station, retailing for €150, or about $161; the Gear VR headset, €129, or about $140; and the Gear 360 camera, €229, or about $250.
Unsurprisingly, both phones will sit in the high-end category of smartphones, which past Galaxy handsets, including the S and Note series, have belonged to for a long time. It's likely that the price won't drop that dramatically, and might even see a slight increase, when converted for the U.S. market.
As for the accessories, the DeX, for instance, is actually a rumored "desktop extension" for both phones, as previously reported by The Guardian and others. It will allow users to connect a keyboard and external monitor to the phone and enable them to access a desktop-like interface, which is similar to how Windows Continuum works. The other two, the Gear VR and Gear 360 camera, are pretty self-explanatory.
Samsung will officially unveil both the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on March 29, and they will ship by April 21, at least according to rumors.
Other rumored specs assigns the phone a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor; 4 GB of RAM, which will reportedly be bumped to 6 GB in the Chinese market; 64 to 256 GB of onboard storage; and a new virtual assistant called Bixby.
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