With the official launch just few days away, the Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks have been rolling in thick and fast. Here are a few promo shots and press renders of the smartphone, along with a redesigned earpiece that is expected to get bundled with the device.
Prolific tipster @evleaks has released press shots hinting at the colour variants (Orchid Grey and Black Sky) and giving us a glimpse of the back of the device. However, we can expect more variants on launch day. The back of the device reiterates all previous rumours of a centred camera setup with a fingerprint scanner located right beside the camera sensor while the logo will reside below that but in a much more centralized position at the back of the smartphone. The press shots also indicate that the front will be taken up mostly by the dual edged display with no Home Button, which looks almost identical to the teaser video of the launch date.
In another leak, SlashLeaks also shows promo shots of the device confirming two size variants, a dedicated Bixby button on the left edge, speaker grille at the bottom edge, and an image with bokeh effect hinting on capabilities of the camera.
Lastly, Gigglehd, a Chinese website which has leaked images of the revamped earbuds that will accompany the Samsung Galaxy S8 inside the box. Seems like popular headphone and music equipment brand AKG has been tasked to make the earbuds for the new flagship devices. The images show a braided cable which will see less tangling and less prone to attracting dust.
Leaked Specifications & Features:
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are expected to sport a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch (1440×2560 pixels) Super AMOLED pressure sensitive display. Both devices are expected to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC, however, some markets will get the home-grown Exynos 8895 chip as well. The devices will run on Android 7.0 Nougat, and support dual-SIM slots. These devices will feature a 12-megapixel dual pixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front camera as well. The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be water and dust resistant, support an iris scanner, may sport some sort of facial recognition, and 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries respectively.
- The Samsung Galaxy S8 price will start at EUR 799 (roughly R 11,000), S8+ at EUR 899 (roughly R 12,500)
- New GearVR will cost EUR 129 (roughly R 2,000)
- New Gear360 will be priced at EUR 229 (roughly R 3,500)
- An accessory that could provide a Continuum-like called DeX could be priced at EUR 150 (roughly R 2,500)
The smartphones are all set launch at the company’s Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event on March 29 in New York, and it will kick off at 11am EDT (6pm South African Time).