The latest Galaxy S8 rumor claims that the phone will be announced on March 29th, and that it will become available in late April. This information also says that the device’s starting price point will be $849, which means that the best-specced Galaxy S8 could be really, really expensive. This information comes from Ricciolo, a tipster. Now, he also adds that Samsung is planning to show off the Galaxy S8 during the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, but not to the general public, it seems like the device will be revealed to a small audience, hand-picked by the company.
The source actually said that the phone will become available somewhere between April 24th and April 30th, and if this info is accurate, that means that we’ll have to wait for a month after the launch of the device to actually be able to purchase one. Now, we’ve seen a ton of Galaxy S8 rumors and leaks in the past couple of weeks, and most of them seem to suggest that the company is preparing to launch two variants of the device, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. The Galaxy S8 Plus is said to be a larger variant of the Galaxy S8, and it could ship with a 6.2-inch display, while the Galaxy S8 will, reportedly, come with a 5.7-inch panel. This info does seem a bit off, though, it’s hard to believe that Samsung has no plans to release a smaller Galaxy S8 unit, as this is primarily the company’s smartphone flagship, not their phablet offering. In addition to that, the Galaxy S7 comes with a 5.1-inch panel, while the Galaxy S7 Edge sports a 5.5-inch display, so… the company will probably release a smaller Galaxy S8 as well, but we’ll see.
In any case, the Galaxy S8 will be fueled by either the Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895, depending on in which region you purchase the device. The Galaxy S8 is expected to pack in 6GB of RAM and it will also come with a Super AMOLED display, no matter what size we’re talking about. Chances are that the phone will be made out of metal and glass, just like its predecessors, and that it will sport an almost bezel-less design, but we’ll see.