Tuesday, 21 March 2017

New Galaxy S8/S8+ press render reveals design and color options

Next Wednesday (March 29) Samsung will finally present the company's highly anticipated flagship, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Ever since, Samsung confirmed that Galaxy S8 will be breaking cover on March 29, the rumor mill have been in full flow. 

We already know, how the Galaxy S8 will look like thanks to various leaks. Now Evan Blass, who had earlier shared the first official looking press render of Galaxy S8 is back with more. This time the press render shows the Galaxy S8/S8+ in various color options including Black Sky, Orchid Grey and Arctic Silver.

The renders also confirm that Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ will sports dual-edged curved display, with bezel-less design. The rear will also have a curved design as well. Also for the the time in Galaxy S series, the home button has been ditched, and the fingerprint sensor is moved to the back panel, next to the camera. 

Additionally, Blass has also tipped the European pricing of the Galaxy S8. According to him, the Galaxy S8 price will start at €799 ($859 | Rs. 56,000), while the Galaxy S8+ will start at €899 ($966 | Rs. 63,000). The company will also launch a few accessories including Gear360 at €229 ($246 | Rs. 16,000), new GearVR priced at €129 ($138 | Rs. 9,000) and DeX, which is Microsoft's Continuum like dock priced at €150 ($160 | Rs. 10,500).

Samsung Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8+ possible specifications (difference between both model, screen size and battery capacity)
Galaxy S8 — 5.8-inch Quad HD+ (2560 x 1440 pixels) curved Super AMOLED display | 3000mAh battery
Galaxy S8+
6.2-inch Quad HD+ (2560 x 1440 pixels) curved Super AMOLED display | 3500mAh battery
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform (octa-core) with Adreno 540 GPU / Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 octa-core processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
8MP f/1.7 front facing camera
Dual-SIM slots
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2 LE
USB Type-C
Android Nougat
Samsung Bixby virtual assistant
Heart rate sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Iris scanner
IP68 rating for water and dust resistance
Fast Charging on both wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event will start at 11am EDT (9:30pm IST) in New York. Reports suggest that Galaxy S8/S8+ will go on pre-order on April 10, and will go on sale worldwide starting April 21. 

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