Samsung Galaxy S8 price and release date


The Galaxy S8 shapes up to be the most technically advanced Android phone of 2017 as Samsung is hoarding orders of the latest and most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system chip and it's stepping up its battery security testing to make it a truly safe handset.

But when can you get it?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 release date is allegedly set for April 21st in the United States, according to information that comes from well-informed sources speaking for VentureBeat. Samsung will announce the phone nearly a month prior to that at an official event on March 29th.

The Galaxy S8 is expected to come in two models, both curved on both sides and both featuring bigger displays than before that will also be narrower and taller, with a new aspect ratio and a nearly bezel-less design. The S8 is said to come in a 5.8-inch screen fitting in a body nearly the size of the 5.1-inch S7, while the other S8 model will be a 6.2-inch one that is closer to the physical dimensions of the S7 Edge.

We do not expect huge changes in the Galaxy S8 prices: the official retail price for the Galaxy S8 is expected to start at around $650 to $700 for the base model, while the larger version of the phone will likely be priced at between $750 and $800. Keep in mind that some leaksters have said that this year Samsung might actually charge a bit more than before for the Galaxy S8. Given the radical redesign and the all-screen design, if there ever was a time for a price hike, this is as good as it gets for Samsung.


source: VentureBeat

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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20 Comments

1. Stakeout

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 28, 2016

NO FLAT screen.. a deal breaker for me... I'll keep my Note 4.. when will Samsung give up on this edge curved screens.. horrible.. no reason for them.. useless.. plus they make pics should like crap.. what are the benefits.. there are NONE..

5. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

We have a Note 4 and S7 Edge in the house and the latter is so much easier to hold and operate thanks to its substantially more narrow width, despite having a similarly sized screen.

18. Stakeout

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 28, 2016

both of us like the FLAT screen type .. wife has an S5 looking to upgrade as I am with my Note 4.. both have thin style rubberized cases on them so grip is not a problem.. the curved edge screens just don't cut it with me.. horrible for looking at pics.. the screen may be larger but all is lost with the rounded edges.. can see no benefits in it...apps used on the slideout screen --just as e-z to have them as in a flat screen version flipping the page as is now.. will wait until September to see what the Note 8 shall bring.. if no FLAT screen then no good-- will go LG or another mfgr and say bye bye to Samsung.. and NO one has told me what the benefits are with the edge-rounded screens in all the forums I've posted to .. there are none as far as I'm concerned.. this too shall pass and go away as a gimmick just like I thought 3D would.. same with the curved TV's .. horrible.. yet another sales gimmick

8. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Edge screen allows them to keep a large screen size while keeping the device narrow. Look at the S7 edge. It was just as wide as a 5 incher while keeping a 5.5" display.

19. Stakeout

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 28, 2016

but even though it's larger it really is not-- the rounded edges are basically unusable for viewing especially PICS--horrible.. just another gimmicky sales ploy..

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I just want the Note 8 to come out sooner rather than later. Have a major trip coming up and I want the best phone that's likely to come out this year for the trip. Not ready to give up my stylus and go to the 8+ just yet.

17. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Thanks. Not everyone likes curved screens, regardless if it makes the phone narrower. Less tempered glass protectors, more expensive screen repairs, and distortion when viewing media.

2. fyah_king unregistered

Cant wait to get the big beast!

3. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Sadly no 5.1" at a lower cost but the suggested 5.8" would get the same or lower introduction price as the current 5.7" model at the time of introduction. Which would break the trend of higher prices for a similarly sized successor.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They are asking too much for this dangerous device.

6. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Broke ass...

14. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He is jealous mommy won't get him one

12. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Damn you can be dumd.

7. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I need an insurance certificate with this device.

9. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

If Samsung fails to incorporate either: 1. A single camera module with at least 1/2.3" sensor size, then they are a disgrace... 2. Two camera module with both carrying 1/2.5 and above sensor size, then they will fail in the cam department

10. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Personally, and I know majority also like that... They can choose to increase the thickness to 9mm + , with 4000mah+ battery. We need to see that from you Sammy. There's no use it thinner phones

11. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Personally, and I know majority also like that... They can choose to increase the thickness to 9mm + , with 4000mah+ battery. We need to see that from you Sammy. There's no use it thinner phones

15. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2274; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

2000/6000 in GB4 seems like an small bump from the 830.

16. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

No Snapdragon, but only Exynos.

20. sebstin

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

6.2".. ? omg?.. Hope there will be a mini version of 5.2"? LOL..

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