After deciding to halt the release of their new flagship Galaxy Note 7, is Samsung ready to launched a new mobile? There are many rumors that the Korean Company is planning to have their Galaxy S8 before the end of this year or early of 2017.
Galaxy S8 Release
A number of analysts have suggested that Samsung will speed up its next flagship smartphone out in a bid to overcome the fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, as reported by the Korea Herald. Samsung typically releases its flagship Galaxy S devices at the end of the first quarter of a year - around March or April. If indeed Samsung is to release the Galaxy S8 earlier than expected, then it will be in no more than five months.
In one report, Kim Sang-Pyo, an analyst at KB Investment & Securities, said:
Smartphone demands have polarised; advanced and emerging markets, and premium and budget phones. If Samsung's flagship smartphone launch is delayed to the end of the first quarter of next year, the probability of the mobile business division could be worsened next year.
Galaxy S8 Specifications
According to Galaxy S8 Info page, the specification of the rumored phone will be the following:
|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|
Galaxy S8 Price
Customers will be pleased to know that the price of Samsung Galaxy S8 will be competitive for smartphone lovers. Samsung confirms that the price of Samsung Galaxy S8, as well as S8 edge, will slightly higher than Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. So, it is a good news for people which are waiting for it.
Based on the prices of the previous phones released by Samsung, we can assume that Galaxy S8 will cost about £599 ($735), then the Galaxy S8 Edge would probably retail at about £639 ($783).
However, we'll have to wait for some leaks nearer to the Galaxy S8 release date before we can put our finger on the price with any degree of certainty