Samsung Galaxy S8: Release Date, Expected Features, News and Rumors

Samsung is set to release its next flagship phone, Samsung Galaxy S8, in early 2017. Of course, rumors are continuously popping up on the Internet, indicating the features that are expected to be incorporated in the company’s next hot thing in the market.

We have set forth below a few of the speculations that one may find online:

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Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors photo by
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Rumor has it that the company will start with 10 million units of Samsung GalaxyS8 and S8 Edge Plus. The mass production of the phone will commence in March, although the phone is set to be launched on the market sometime in April. When Samsung pushed out the Samsung Galaxy S7, the phone proved very popular; and the five million units shipped in August ran out, forcing Samsung to replenish its stock quickly. Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge shattered previous records by selling 10 million units during the first month. Samsung Galaxy S8 is anticipated to perform just as impressively.

Features and Specs to Expect

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge Plus are believed to maintain the same size as Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The phones are supposed to sport 5-inch and 6-inch display. Like the Galaxy S7, the S8 will make use of the Y-OCTA display technology.  Instead of navigation keys, S8 will come fitted with 3D touch-like onscreen buttons. The phone will also have curved edge super AMOLED displays. The phone’s processor will be either be Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835, depending on the region. The phone is also alleged to have Harman Stereo Speakers and an S Pen stylus. For data transfer and charging, Galaxy S8 is expected to have a USB Type-C port.


So how much this new smartphone is going to be priced? Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to cost more than the Galaxy S7 by about 20 percent. Some sources say the price is at roughly 850 USD.  For customers who bought and returned Samsung Galaxy S7 after it was recalled, they can expect a discount when they buy the Galaxy S8.

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with improvements throughout, and customers can expect that it will be among the most stylish and powerful smartphones in the market in 2017.

Samsung Galaxy S8 via Youtube
Samsung Galaxy S8 via Youtube

As always in cases like these, take this story with a dose of skepticism, as it is a speculation after all. In any case, we expect that the Galaxy S8 and its sibling Galaxy S8 Edge Plus will be packed with more impressive features and specs as opposed to their predecessors, making a lot of Samsung fans agog.

So, any plans to grab one the moment it comes out in the market? Sound off in the comments section below.

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