Samsung was riding high when the Galaxy S7 officially outsold the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and even more so when the Galaxy Note 7 came along and impressed everyone — until it went out with a bang. The firm is therefore likely to be thrilled to leave 2016 behind and turn its attention to this year’s flagship, which we know as the Galaxy S8. Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s mobile communications vice president, has noted the Galaxy S8 will “feature slick design and an improved camera, as well as an enhanced artificial intelligence service.” Rumors say there may even be two models.
It’s coming at the end of April, and although Samsung chose not to officially reveal the Galaxy S8 during Mobile World Congress at the end of February, local reports say some lucky executives did get to see the phone in secret, and left describing it as “very impressive.”
We can’t wait, and we’re sure you can’t either. To make sure you’re prepared, here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy S8.
The Galaxy S8 and its larger partner, the Galaxy S8 Plus, are all set to be beautiful and quite unusual-looking smartphones. Leaks have repeatedly shown a large, curved screen filling the front and both are expected to have the curved Edge-style screen but may drop the Edge name this time.
To date, rumors have indicated that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be available in three colors — black, silver, and violet. The latest leak, however, suggests there’s another color that we haven’t seen yet — gold. The leaked photo comes from Twitter user @mmddj_china, and basically shows the device in its gold color. Only the front of the phone is shown, so we can only see the gold around the screen and we’ll have to wait to see it in more detail.
We’ve already seen the size difference between the two phones, but now we have a better look at how big the phones are compared to Samsung’s other offerings — specifically the now discontinued Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The phone comes from Chinese social media networking website Weibo, and basically shows the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 7, and Galaxy 8 Plus side-by-side.
The most recent leak is one of the few to show the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus side by side, giving a perfect view of the size difference between the two. The images appear to have come from a screen manufacturer and were picked up by SamMobile. Apart from the nice comparison between the two phones, the devices don’t really show anything we haven’t already seen.