Samsung Galaxy S8: More in store
The leaks and rumors just keep on coming!
With just around a week left before the unveiling of Samsung’s new flagship phone, lots of rumors and leaks again surfaced in the web!
Read below as we give you the latest info on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus:
Any updates from Samsung?
Recently, the Korean giant launched a TV ad for the Galaxy S8 in their home country.
Other than that, the launch is still a go on March 29 at 11am EDT in New York.
What’s new from the web?
It’s said the TV ad is one of the ways to keep buyers interested in waiting for Samsung’s new phone after LG G6 was launched in South Korea.
A new investor note from Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities also predicts the line will have 2 sizes: one will have a 5.8-inch display and the larger a 6.2-inch display as previously rumored. Both will have OLED screens with WQHD+ resolutions of 2960×2400.
He adds processors for phone sold in the U.S., Japan and China will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor while those in Europe and rest of Asia will contain Samsung’s Exynos 8895 processor.
While The Investor reported Samsung had to forego the plans of fingerprint scanning for the Galaxy S8. Its partner Synaptics ran out of time to develop the technology for the phones.
This feature was one of the much awaited from the company especially with the large screen the new phones have. It was then a last minute decision of the Korean giant to place a fingerprint scanner on the back—near the camera.
For Apple, this can be a good news as they’re also aiming for a fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 8.
To compensate for the last minute change, it’s expected the Galaxy S8 will also have an iris scanner to give users another way to unlock their phones with a quick eye scan.
New leaked screenshots of the launcher and app icons have recently been published too.
The photos show the latest version of Samsung’s Smart Switch application. Claims of an all screen display may be confirmed with the lower buttons shown. It’s also predicted the phones will run on Android 7.0 Nougat.
A photo leak of the battery for the Galaxy 8 recently came up as well. This may be designed by Samsung SDI and assembled in Vietnam. It’s expected they would also source batteries from Murata Manufacturing Works in Japan.
More colors are now in the loop for the Samsung Galaxy S8! Another photo shows the range of new possible colors for the phone: White, Blue, Silver, Gold, Glossy and Regular Black. Previously rumored colors were: Black, Silver and Violet.
One of the other notable features that can come with the phone is being able to connect it with a monitor–to use it like a computer.
When launched, it will likely be the most expensive smartphone to date. Latest rumored prices posted in the web are for the UK with the Galaxy S8 selling at £799 or $971.34 USD and £899 or $1,092.91 for Galaxy 8 Plus.
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Another is the FlexiClear Film! This was originally named as the HD Clear Film, Edge-to-Edge Screen Protector in our previous Galaxy S8 blogs. Its elastic nature will help absorb the falls and prevent those scratches. Another bright side is you get to enjoy a high definition view every time you use the device!
So far that’s the latest on Samsung’s upcoming flagship phones. Just as everyone, we’re excited for the announcement! Stay tuned as we give you the newest details on the phone and we can help you protect it! 😉