Samsung Galaxy S8 to be unveiled March 29th and launched late April priced at $849 and up?

Samsung Galaxy S8 to be unveiled March 29th and launched late April priced at $849 and up?
Grab your container of salt folks, because you just might want to take this rumor with a few grains of the stuff. According to @Ricciolo1, who has disseminated a large number of tips in the past, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is ready and will be displayed at MWC in Barcelona. However, only a few lucky people will get to see the device next month. In other words, it will not be publicly unveiled at MWC. This is similar to what BlackBerry did at CES with the BlackBerry "Mercury". That phone was kept away from the public and only media (like PhoneArena) was able to get hands-on time with the prototype.

According to @Ricciolo1, the Galaxy S8 will actually be introduced on March 29th. The phone will launch during the 17th week of this year, which runs from April 24th through April 30th. That is close to the launch date of the last rumor we passed along, which was the week of April 17th. @Ricciolo adds that the new Samsung flagship will be priced at $849 and up.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to hit the market with a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset will be under the hood, carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. A 12MP camera is expected in back with an 8MP front-facing snapper. We also could see a premium model with a larger 6.2-inch display called the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

Even if the Samsung Galaxy S8 isn't widely introduced at MWC, we hope to get a look at the newly designed flagship which is rumored to have a curved dual-edge screen, thin bezels, no home button (the fingerprint scanner is reportedly embedded in the display), and the Samsung branding on the lower bezel.

Tipster @Ricciolo1 tweets the rumored date of the Galaxy S8's unveiling, launch, and the price

Tipster @Ricciolo1 tweets the rumored date of the Galaxy S8's unveiling, launch, and the price


source: @Ricciolo1

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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

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51 Comments

1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1781; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

That is sticker shock for real... Hopefully they cut us Note 7 owners some slack on that price...

9. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

21. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

OMG $850??? And we say iPhone is expensive! Hopefully Nokia will release a flagship way cheaper than this!

23. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Better buy Nokia 8 OR Oneplus 4 instead of this overpriced thing.

27. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

at least this one didn't use 750p screen and still have 3.5mm jack

49. iambfx

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 12, 2017

nokia..lol

56. Papa_Ji

Posts: 758; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Yes, iPhones are overpriced crap because there manufacturing cost is much less than of Samsung's flagship...

58. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I've paid $850 for a flagship phone in the past, and all my phones in the recent past have been cutting edge flagships costing over $750 with no contracts, but lately I am becoming increasingly unconvinced that there is such a big difference as to justify such high prices. This year OnePlus and Moto have my attention, and if their phone specs and performance come close to or match the other flagships but cost $500 or less, they'll most likely earn my business.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lmao. Samsung is crazy if they're charging that much.

39. RanaG

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 03, 2017

should be around 700 to 750 $....

40. RanaG

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 03, 2017

price should not exceed more than 700$ ...

42. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"price should not exceed more than 700$ ..." Samsung isn't LG or HTC... so Samsung is well above the $700 mark.

59. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

2. aodmisery

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

such a big phone, might lose them sales. 5.2 inch is pushing it size wise imo.

26. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

actually that 6.2inch S8plus is only "slightly" wider than S7edge... there are one render leak from legit case manufacturer to back that..they leak it exclusively for GSMarena, but dunno whyPA didnt repost it here :-/

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I get that they want to make up for the Note 7 but that is ridiculous even if it has 64/128GB internal storage

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

They're pushing it now. 5.7/6.2 inch phones to retail at $850 USD...unless they can drop a base model at $699 sales may be pretty competitive for them.

51. Cicero

Posts: 1100; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

They have the A series for lower prices.

5. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

$899? You must be kidding.

34. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

$849*

6. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

What the ....

7. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 196; Member since: May 03, 2012

What idiot would spend that much on a phone? Holy s**ttttt They really tryna be apple so baddd

47. dimas

Posts: 3215; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Well apple fanboys are spending thousands even to that new glorified airpods so...

8. kiko007

Posts: 7383; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Wait....is that price for the base model? If so, GLWT....

10. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 196; Member since: May 03, 2012

From 849, so ima assuming that's the base

11. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Thats ridiculous even the iphone base model is cheaper than that common samsung

30. dimas

Posts: 3215; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Uhm.. your base model iphone is limited to... what, 32gb?

53. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Um.... Idc still too much

12. peace247 unregistered

S8 will be an advance piece of technology and advance tech doesn't comes cheap.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7383; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It'll be as advanced as every other flagship this year: Snapdragon 835? Check Weird ass body? Check Water resistance? Check Super hype explosion? Check Headphone Jack? Possibly.... See that above? Those qualities literally will be on every flagship we see this year. The difference lies in that no one else is crazy enough to charge that much money for the BASE model of their spring flagship. Not even Apple is that crazy.

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