There’s no denying the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are perhaps the most demanded smartphones at the moment, they are not even out, and they have managed to create an insane hype train. At this time, all eyes are on Samsung; unlike previous generations, this time, the company actually has to prove that it can do it.
Now the reason why all eyes are on Samsung is because of the catastrophic battery issue that started happening with the Note 7 and spontaneously caused the phone to end up in flames. While Samsung was quick to recall all the Note 7 devices, the loss left quite a controversy behind.
Considering how the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the star of the shows, people are hoping that Samsung doesn’t make the same mistake again. With that out of the way, the purpose of today’s article is to talk about the latest leak on both the flagship phones that are coming out next month.
The S8 and S8+ have been subjected to quite a lot of leaks. However, this leak is perhaps the biggest yet, and it is as official as it gets. The leak goes to reveal the pricing, along with specifications for both the smartphones as well.
|Galaxy S8||Galaxy S8+|
|Display||5.8-inch Curved Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1440 pixels. 18.5:9 aspect ratio.||6.2-inch Curved Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1440 pixels. 18.5:9 aspect ratio.|
|Processor||Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835||Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835|
|Storage||64GB/Expandable Storage||64GB/Expandable Storage|
|Rear Camera||12MP, Dual-Pixel Autofocus, OIS, Laser Autofocus, f/1.7 aperture, 4K video recording||12MP, Dual-Pixel Autofocus, OIS, Laser Autofocus, f/1.7 aperture, 4K video recording|
|Front Camera||8MP, Autofocus||8MP, Autofocus|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 (with apt-X and LE), GPS, NFC, USB Type-C||4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 (with apt-X and LE), GPS, NFC, USB Type-C|
|Battery||3,000 mAh||3,500 mAh|
|Dimensions & Weight||148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm, 151g||Not Known|
|Operating System||Android 7.0||Android 7.0|
|Price||€ 799.00||€ 899.00|
As you can see, almost all the specifications are available, and while it may surprise some, the specs do conform perfectly with all the previously known information that we have had on our hands. In addition to just the price and specifications, the leak also reveals the colours these phones will be available in.
Both phones will be available in Black, Grey, Blue, Silver, and Gold; Samsung is also offering official accessories in matching colours. As per the leaks, Samsung is also offering a service that is known as Samsung Guard, the service allows the user to get free repairs of any sort after 2 hours of original purchase time.
In addition to that, Samsung will also offer an extension on the official warranty in some markets, and according to some previous leaks, the company will be offering a 3-month unconditional refund, however, that service is limited to Korea only.
With that out of the way, Samsung is also bundling a pair of AKG headphones along with AKG tuned audio chip that will already be inside the chip. All of this thanks to Samsung’s recent acquisition of Harmon.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be going official at the Unpacked Event taking place on 29th March, later this month. The phones will hit the shelves sometime in April. Samsung is predicting that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ preorders will cross the number of preorders of the Note 7, let’s see how that works out for them.