This year, people are expecting to see both the Samsung Galaxy S8 as well as the Apple iPhone 8. The two flagship smartphones will have various things in common including its expensive price that is higher than you might expect. Reports from a few weeks ago claimed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be more expensive compared to the Galaxy S7 while Apple's iPhone 8 will be priced much higher than the existing iPhone 7. As of today, a new rumor said that the Samsung Galaxy S8 might actually manage to top Apple’s price range on its iPhone 8.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Color Variants And Price
From a recent report, Samsung claimed that the company will not unveil the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017, instead, they will give the audience a launch date and a video teaser of the smartphone. Because of that, Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks have been overflowing the internet and the latest brings color variants as well as the price of the smartphone. There's also a trademark filed regarding the much rumored AI assistant which is named as Bixby.
According to Gadget360, Samsung Galaxy S8, as well as Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, will come in Black, Gold and Orchid Gray color variants. The rumored price of the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be $950 and $1050 for the Galaxy S8 Plus. The said costs are way more expensive than the existing Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. However, the upcoming Galaxy S8 is expected to come with many enhancements compared to other Galaxy series. These improvements include a large pressure sensitive display, a dual camera set up, and a dedicated AI assistant.
There’s no exact way to verify the rumored details regarding the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. If ever the details are accurate, this new report indicates that Samsung’s next smartphone will indeed be more expensive compared to any other Samsung handsets such as the Galaxy S7. With the said price, we can say that the phone might cost at least $100 higher than its predecessor, but the question is, will it be cheaper than the upcoming Apple iPhone 8?
Bixby, Samsung Galaxy S8's AI Assistant
Galaxy Club reported that Samsung filed a trademark for a new AI assistant for the upcoming Galaxy S8. The name of this rumored new AI is Bixby and it suggests that it is going to be a lot better compared to the old assistant. Related trademarks have been registered by Samsung in the past for Bixby Pay and Bixby Vision as well.
The Bixby Reminder, as the name suggests, is expected to be able to read calendar events saved on the smartphone and remind the user about its activities automatically. Samsung Galaxy S8 is also expected to have a dedicated button to activate Bixby on the smartphone. It is also rumored to be integrated with all the native apps.
More News On Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung wants to avoid a repetition of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and reportedly given Sony a contract to supply lithium-ion battery for the Galaxy S8. With this, Sony will be the third company to be roped in as suppliers for Samsung Galaxy S8's batteries. The two recent parties are being Samsung SDI and Japan's Murata Manufacturing. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to sport 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries respectively. In addition to that, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will feature a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch dual-edge curved displays, respectively.