Over the past weekend, we had confirmed that Samsung planned to release its upcoming flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ in a myriad of colour options. Yesterday, noted tipster @evleaks gave veracity and additional information regarding the pricing of the flagships.
From the leaked photo we can see that the Galaxy S8 and its elder sibling would be available in three colours, Black Sky, Orchid Grey and Arctic Silver. Apart from this, Evan Blass in a follow up tweet put up the tentative pricing of the smartphones apart from the associated accessories releasing alongside. This puts the price of the base model of the Samsung Galaxy S8 at ~€799 and the Galaxy S8+ will be priced at ~€899. Representing a €100 increase over the price of the preceding Galaxy S7 series of smartphones, which is a rather substantial jump.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the first devices on the market that will be carrying Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 SoC. Apart from this the devices are carrying pretty high-end specifications like the price tag alludes to, both feature Samsung’s proprietary Super AMOLED displays with the S8 having a 5.8-inch touchscreen and the S8+ being a 6.2-inch offering. Both the displays have the same resolution of 1440 x2960 pixels. The displays also feature Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect from scratches and drops with support for 3D Touch like Apple devices.
The next step up in hardware that Samsung had in works for these devices are the camera sensors, both have a 12-megapixel f/1.7 sensor on the rear with support for phase detection auto-focus, optical image stabilisation and a LED flash. The front camera is an 8-megapixel sensor with the same aperture as on the rear with an auto-HDR module built-in. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are expected to be launched running a recent flavour of Android, v7.0, Nougat.
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