By Amit Arora
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be bigger, badder, and the best Galaxy S smartphone yet, and based on what we’ve been hearing so far there’s a lot to get excited about. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge will follow-along with the concept of what Samsung has been trying to do, and will further explorer the changes in technology that us as consumer want to see.
The S series has become one of the most revered smartphone models which has become the epitome of what consumers want to see, and what we all have come to rely on in this mobile era of technology. With so much of our lives spent on the go, giving us everything within the palm of our hands is paramount. The Galaxy S8 will once again deliver with superior durability, amazing visual appeal, enhanced functionality, high quality visuals, unique productivity, and we’ll help redefine 2017 smartphone trends.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge will bring back the curved appeal with many changes expected that will help distinguish it as one of the most functional smartphone concepts we’ve seen so far. The Edge has become a fan-favorite since debuting in the Galaxy S series with the S6 Edge, and has quickly become just as popular as the standard version.
Customary of what you’ll find throughout, all there is to know including all details on the Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors, specs, features, concept, price, preorder, and release date info are all detailed below.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumors
Despite the fact the new Galaxy S8 won’t debut until the 2nd quarter of 2017, this doesn’t mean there isn’t much to tell. We are privy to all the latest and great Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors including the many changes expected with both the standard S8 and the S8 Edge. Sammy is believed to be producing more of the Edge variant as it has quickly become one of the hottest smartphone concepts on the market.
Expect to see a faster processor, more durable glass surround, better features, comparable price, and more functionality with peripherals. With rumors on a 4K display, eye sensing technology, enhanced Android Pay interface, Foldable dual screen and a better functionality between phone and auto.
There were early rumors that Sammy was looking to launch both the S8 and S8 Edge slightly earlier than usual, but this is highly unlikely. Expect the official unveiling at the 2017 MWC event which is likely to set up a launch worldwide starting at the beginning of April. Production is rumored to start earlier than usual which would mean more handsets available on the day of launch. We’re hoping this to hold true as consumer interest for both versions is at an all-time high which could mean long launch delays, especially in smaller markets.
There have also been rumors that both the GS8 and GS8 Edge will be two of the first smartphones to feature 5G connectivity. While 5G mobile technology is in the works, it’s highly unlikely we’ll see it in the new 2017 Galaxy S models, but highly likely we’ll see it in the new 2018 Galaxy S and Galaxy Note models. This could mean that in 2018 the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Edge, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy Note Edge 4 could be Sammy’s first-take on 5G connectivity.
The many rumors already in circulation are some of the reasons why many are calling the upcoming Samsung flagships two of the best 2017 smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs
We’ve been hearing a lot on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 specs, although nothing has yet to be confirmed. Some of the biggest enhancements in the specs for both include at least 30 megapixels seen in the rear camera, dual micro SD card slots, enhanced body metric sensors, and much more. The latest word on the specs to come are all detailed below:
|Specifications||Galaxy S8 Specs|
|Camera Features||Optical image stabilization, geo tagging, facial recognition, HDR, auto laser focus|
|Camera – Front||9.0 Megapixels|
|Camera – Rear||30 Megapixels|
|Colors||Black, blue, gold, and white|
|Features||Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, fingerprint scanner, retina eye scanner, wireless charging, rapid charging, mini projector|
|Memory||64 and 128 GB internal memory and expandable with dual micro SD cards|
|Operating System||Current Android operating system 2017|
|Price||$850 USD, 775 Euro – see below|
|Processor||Snapdragon Qualcomm octa-core 3.2 GHz processor|
|RAM||6 GB RAM|
|Release Date||April 2017 – See Below|
|Screen Display||5.2” 4K display with a 4096 x 2160 screen resolution|
Samsung Galaxy S8 Features
The new Samsung Galaxy S8 features will center on increasing security while improving speed, productivity, and making both the S8 and S8 Edge more functional. We’ve been hearing about eye sensing technology for quite some time, and it seems that Sammy will be improving the eye scanner that we’ll be seeing in the Galaxy S7. The retina eye scanner in both S8 models will be more responsive and take less time to register.
- Important : Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera Quality Rumors
One of the best additions will be a new, unique glass-like surround. We’re hearing rumors of a much more durable surround that will hold-up much better than the current model. We were hoping to see a waterproof surround that we’ve seen in the rugged Active models, but this isn’t likely based on what we’ve hearing as of now.
Android Auto is expected to become a standard features in many upcoming cars and trucks which would give consumers the ability to access music playlists, apps, and other features from your phone directly on your car or truck display. Android Pay is also starting to take-off along with Samsung Pay which gives consumers sporting an upcoming Android smartphone the ability to conveniently and safely checkout at many worldwide retailers.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Concept
Sammy has been listening to what consumers are asking for, and everything noted will be seen in the upcoming Galaxy S8 concept. The speed will rival that of any new 2017 smartphone, and all other facets will be getting a bump including more camera features, improved visual display, increased security features, and a better interface with Samsung and 3rd party apps.
Expect to see more marketing with mobile payment options including Samsung and Android Pay. Apple pioneered mobile payment technology with Apple Pay, but both Samsung and Google are making huge strides and this will be seen once again with the newest flagships.
The durable glass-like surround and the new Corning Gorilla glass will significantly improve both the durability of the screen and outer surround. Expect to see a new, premium glass outer body that will encase both the front and back of both S8 versions.
Samsung hasn’t become known as one of the industries leaders with believing in the idea of maintaining the status quo which leads us into one of the latest rumors on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. They’ve already confirmed that a foldable smartphone is in the works, and could be launched as early as 2017 or 2018. This leads us into one of the latest rumors on the new Samsung Galaxy S8 concept that just may feature a true foldable design.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Price
Consumers will be happy to know that the Samsung Galaxy S8 price will remain competitive, and no significant increases will be noted at the time of launch. Some have been speculating that the new price of the GS8 and GS8 Edge will be slightly more than the GS7 and GS7 Edge at the time of launch, but Samsung is intent on keeping the launch day prices around the same.
Release date prices will be available through full purchase, carrier two year contracts, and installment pricing which will vary by carrier. We have come to expect new and renewal two year contract pricing through most of the top carriers worldwide, but many including those here in the US are moving away from contracts in-place of installment plans.
T-Mobile was the first of the big four to do so, and Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint will all be following suit in the coming years. This bodes well for consumers as the initial contract price of the GS8 could be as high as $299 with the premium S8 Edge being as high as $349. Installment prices such as AT&T’s Next would call for no money down, and a monthly price for a period of 24 months around $35/month.
We’ll update you on the official launch prices specific to carriers worldwide as soon as we get it. The latest rumors on what to expect worldwide can be seen in the table below which is broken down by the release date price for many markets worldwide.
|Country||Galaxy S8 Price||Galaxy S8 Edge Price|
|Australia||1166 Australian Dollar||1236 Australian Dollar|
|Austria||775 Euro||820 Euro|
|Brazil||2925 Brazilian Real||3090 Brazilian Real|
|Canada||1117 Canadian Dollar||1182 Canadian Dollar|
|China||5275 Chinese Yuan||5589 Chinese Yuan|
|Denmark||5779 Danish Krone||6122 Danish Krone|
|England||545 British Pound Sterling||576 British Pound Sterling|
|Finland||775 Euro||820 Euro|
|France||775 Euro||820 Euro|
|Germany||775 Euro||820 Euro|
|Greece||775 Euro||820 Euro|
|Hong Kong||6590 Hong Kong Dollar||6978 Hong Kong Dollar|
|Hungary||238,318 Hungarian Forint||252,272 Hungarian Forint|
|India||54,387 Indian Rupee||57,591 Indian Rupee|
|Indonesia||1,1445,250 Indonesian Rupiah||1,2141,450 Indonesian Rupiah|
|Italy||775 Euro||820 Euro|
|Japan||105,431 Japanese Yen||111,601 Japanese Yen|
|Nigeria||169,150 Nigerian Naira||179,100 Nigerian Naira|
|Philippines||38,869 Philippine Peso||41,139 Philippine Peso|
|Poland||3212 Polish Zloty||3398 Polish Zloty|
|Russia||53,376 Russian Ruble||56,404 Russian Ruble|
|Singapore||1089 Singapore Dollar||1238 Singapore Dollar|
|South Africa||9,990 South African Rand||11,426 South African Rand|
|South Korea||992,868 South Korean Won||1,051,969 South Korean Won|
|Spain||775 Euro||820 Euro|
|Switzerland||822 Swiss Franc||870 Swiss Franc|
|Taiwan||26,928 New Taiwan Dollar||28,498 New Taiwan Dollar|
|The Netherlands||775 Euro||820 Euro|
Samsung Galaxy S8 Preorders
Those who take advantage of preorders will likely get their new handsets delivered to them a day or two before the worldwide launch from all of the top retailers including Vodafone, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and many others. All of the top carriers worldwide will be starting taking Samsung Galaxy S8 preorders about two weeks before the actual launch, and those who are looking to secure a handset first may want to consider this.
Those who preorder either the GS8 or GS8 Edge will have the best chance of securing a handset on the day of launch, and considering the enormous consumer interest there’s likely to be significant launch delays. The Galaxy S series has become one of the top smartphone models of all-time, and one of the most consistent in recent years. Preorders, whether online or in-store will also allow some in larger markets to get their hands on their new phone up to a couple of days before those who elect to purchase on the date of launch.
For those in the US, all of the top five carriers will be taking preorders including Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. We’ll update you with the official preorder date for all of the top carriers as soon as we get it. There are also early rumors that Verizon and AT&T will be the first to open their doors, and there are early reports that some retailers such as Best Buy will be offering freebies for those who order early.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date
Samsung is likely to stick with the same annual release date for both of their upcoming flagships in 2017 including both the GS8 and GS8 Edge. Both will be launched globally on the same day with those in Asia getting being the luckiest to see them first. The latest Samsung Galaxy S8 release date rumors suggest those in South Korea, China, Japan, and Taiwan will likely see both become available for consumer purchase at the beginning of April. Those in Europe and here in the US will have to wait just a bit longer as the 2nd to 3rd week in April 2017 seems to be the most likely.
There are some new rumors that Samsung may even be looking to push up the release date to mid-March with an official announcement that may come as early as early March during the annual MWC event. It’s almost certain that both will debut at the Mobile World Congress 2017, and as Samsung looks to get both flagships out before other upcoming smartphones in 2017 a mid-March release is possible.
We’ll update you on the official announcement as soon as we get it. For now, check out the expected release date for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge by country in the table below.
|Release Date by Country||Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge Release Date|
|Australia||3rd Week April 2017|
|Austria||3rd Week April 2017|
|Brazil||3rd Week April 2017|
|Canada||2nd Week April 2017|
|China||1st Week April 2017|
|Denmark||3rd Week April 2017|
|England||2nd Week April 2017|
|Finland||4th Week April 2017|
|France||3rd Week April 2017|
|Germany||3rd Week April 2017|
|Greece||3rd Week April 2017|
|Hong Kong||1st Week April 2017|
|Hungary||4th Week April 2017|
|India||2nd Week April 2017|
|Indonesia||3rd Week April 2017|
|Italy||3rd Week April 2017|
|Japan||1st Week April 2017|
|Nigeria||4th Week April 2017|
|Philippines||2nd Week April 2017|
|Poland||3rd Week April 2017|
|Russia||3rd Week April 2017|
|Singapore||3rd Week April 2017|
|South Africa||3rd Week April 2017|
|South Korea||1st Week April 2017|
|Spain||3rd Week April 2017|
|Sweden||3rd Week April 2017|
|Switzerland||3rd Week April 2017|
|Taiwan||1st Week April 2017|
|The Netherlands||4th Week April 2017|
|United States||2nd Week April 2017|
Wrapping up this Samsung Galaxy S8 Preview – Rumors, Specs, Features, Concept, Price, Preorder, and Release Date Info
Still with over a year to go until we hear anything official on Samsung’s next flagship in 2017, we’re hearing a lot of what’s expected in both the GS8 and GS8 Edge. The Edge concept is expected to become bigger than ever as the popularity of the unique flagship is peaking consumer interest to an all-time high. With both expected to be bigger, more functional, and interface with other peripherals will only make Samsung’s S series flagship even more popular.
With huge expectations with other 2017 smartphones from Apple, LG, HTC, Sony, and others, it’ll be interesting to see if Samsung is able to live up to the high expectations that analysts and consumers already have. With 4K technology and cameras that are likely to top 30 megapixels, it’s easy to see why so many are holding out for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge.
See for yourself why so many are already calling the next Galaxy S flagship one of the top smartphones of 2017, and precisely what all of us are anxious to see. Stay tuned for more info including all details on the new Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors, specs, features, price, preorder, and release date info, or link to us on Facebook to get instant notifications delivered right to your inbox.
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