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Samsung official case model names for the Galaxy S8 phones revealed. New colors for the phones?

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Samsung official case model names for the Galaxy S8 phones revealed. New colors for the phones?
As usual, for the past couple of months, we've been hearing all sorts of rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S8, including that there would be three different variants — the "regular" Galaxy S8, a Galaxy S8 edge, and a brand-new condept — a Galaxy S8 Plus. The latter, reports said, would have a gigantic 6-inch display with minimal bezels around it. Subsequent leaks, however, have only shown us a phone with a dual-curve display. We currently only get whispers about an "edge" and a "plus" models being worked on. Could this mean that Sammy won't actually come out with 3 flagships at one? Thinking about it, it doesn't sound all that crazy, actually.

So, case and accessory seller MobileFun has also kept its ear close to the ground, getting its own sets of reports and leaks from the network of casemaker it works with. Now, the e-shop has received what it calls the full lineup of Samsung's official cases for the upcoming S8 devices. And, if it is indeed 100% complete, it can definitely tell us a couple of things about the smartphones.

First, scrolling through all the cases, one can easily see that there are, indeed, only two Galaxy models listed — Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Now, the leaks thus far have been pretty persistant that the S8 Plus will have a curved display. But we can't know yet, whether the "regular" S8 will truly be a plain, flat-screened phone, or if it will also get the edgy treatment. Samsung not giving us a flat-screen variant does not sound that outlandish — it did it with the Note 7, after all.

Secondly, we might be getting a hint at some new finishes here. As you probably know, Samsung usually colors its official cases to match the phones they are made for, especially its Clear Cover line, which goes for the "minimalistic, almost not there" look. So, that said, the colors on the list are Black, Silver, Gold, Pink, Blue, and Violet. Assuming Sammy made these to match, we will not only see the return of a blue Galaxy, but also a new violet shade. Cool!

Alcantara case by Moleskine

Alcantara case by Moleskine

Of course, grab a grain of salt and rub it between your fingers — we're all just speculating right now.

Lastly, do note that there's a new type of case, called the "Alcantara Cover Case". If it doesn't ring any bells — alcantara is a type of syntheic leather, covered in suede-like soft goodness. Often seen on the expensive interior of cars. Obviously, Sammy may be trying to make a leather case that's a bit more unique than what is currently flooding the market, but it still won't be the first to use the material. Alcantara Cover — sounds like a pouch or flip-wallet style case. We'll see!

Source: MobileFun (S8; S8 Plus)
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posted on 03 Feb 2017, 08:37

1. Bankz (Posts: 2016; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)

All I need is a thoroughly black regular S8 with black trims all around..

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 08:45 1

2. Hallyu (Posts: 677; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)

This year's kings: Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. They'll be the first to implement the sexy univisium display. Meanwhile Sony and Apple still stick with outdated LCD panel, yet sell their phones in very high price, and only their shame fanboys still swear their loyalty to them. Wake up dudes, you're being cheated!

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 08:52

3. joeytaylor (Posts: 927; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

Would love to see Samsung make an even better display

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 09:11

4. Hallyu (Posts: 677; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)

Yes that's what they have been doing. They're displays are already the best in the planet. Yet they don't stop there, they don't only think about profit. You can see Samsung and LG are the biggest spender in R and D they are working very hard by their own efforts to discover new things for the world. Unfortunately, opportunist bastards like Chinese and Japanese cheap firms are copying our technology, making their product and sell it cheaply to counter us. But they're quality us buttered l nowhere near the original: cheap AMOLED found in some smartphone looks so awful and prone to dead pixel.

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 09:23

6. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

They don't care about having the latest. They only care what they "think" works. Let them enjoy what they have.

When you know you have the best, you don't have to rain on the parade of others.

The iPhone is a nice device. Yes its overpriced considering what it offers vs competition.

They don't care if their phone takes 3 hours to charge, or has limited capabilities.

All they care about is status and fashion.

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 14:22

13. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1152; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)

"When you know you have the best, you don't have to rain on the parade of others."

Is this your admission of saying you don't have the best then? Because you do this everyday lol

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 20:29

14. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

When i know i have the best i dont have to argue avout whether its better or not.

I am using my Note 7. There is nothing to argue.

I didnt admit to anything.

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 09:24

8. arming (Posts: 64; Member since: 23 Jul 2016)

indeed , ifans have no idea regarding spec , not even the so obvious crappy screen . their defend is "superiority of ios" which today midrange chinese cheap phone can easily match . those ifans who keep trashing oled will have to swallow their sh#t soon when apple use oled but who knows they might come with name like "retina oled " and keep defending .

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 09:20

5. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

I could have sworn, Samsung stated after the release of the S7, that with the next S, after the Note 7 release they would go all curved glass on these 2 models, because the edge models in all 3 cases were the highest sellers.

In fact I am even more positive Samsung stated this after the release of the Note 7. Which is why the Note 7 only came in an edge only model and I am sure hey said the same would follow would the next Galaxy S.

I mean, lets use some very simple logic and common sense.

The S6 and S7 both had a flat and edge model. The S6 had 2 edge models. The Note 5 was flat, but curved on the back. Then more of Samsung phones followed the Note 5 sign language. But then the Note 7 went totally edge with no flat model.

It wouldn't make sense for Samsung to test the waters on adoption to show that 3 times in a row, the edge model of the phone had higher sales vs the flat version of the same.

As I recall JK Shin was demoted after he didn't for-see the edge model of the S6 having higher than expect sales. Which I don't see how anyone could have predicted.

Plus Samsung spent money to build its own factory to make the curve glass, in addition to using other vendors to make them as well. Which means they surely are going to produce these and they also sell these to other OEM's.

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 13:42

12. sissy246 (Posts: 4022; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

Will I really wish there would be a flat note 8, I am sure there won't be so I will just have to in joy my note 8 no matter what it has. I also hope they have a white one too.

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 09:23

7. sissy246 (Posts: 4022; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

Another useless article for clicks.

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 10:31

9. joeytaylor (Posts: 927; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

And yet we clicked.....haha

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 13:34

11. sissy246 (Posts: 4022; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

LOL yes we did.
But I use adblock so they didn't make any off me lol

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 10:46 1

10. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

Another PhoneArena fail...AGAIN...!!!

The "New concept" (incorrectly spelled as 'condept') of a Plus size device is not really new to Samsung. Back with the Galaxy S6, Samsung released 3 variants of the device. They had the "regular" S6 with a 5.1in screen, the S6 Edge that also had a 5.1in screen, and the S6 Edge+ that had a 5.7in screen.

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 20:41

15. Chuck007 (Posts: 1306; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)

It's sad, but from rumors (which pretty much turn out to be mostly accurate these days) point to the iPhone besting the Galaxy S8 this year. The only thing I MAYBE seeing the S8 edging out the OLED iPhone is in the camera department. And that's a big maybe because the iPhone series is long due for a major camera overhaul cause even Apple won't be so stupid as to settle with minor camera optic improvements (aka iPhone 6 vs iPhone 7) for such a long time. Having said all that Note 8 (fingers crossed Samsung's inscreen fingerprint scanning technology would have better yields by then) vs iPhone 8 will certainly be something to look forward to.

..and before the "OH MY GOD YOU iSHEEP GO TO BED" comments come creeping in I've hated Apple (as a company) for years and iPhone 7 Plus wasn't the phone I hoped it'll be. Sure its the first phone I can use all day without worrying about charging, but its camera doesn't capture the same amount of detail as the S7 does. Happy now? X)

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