Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 edge release date, specs, price, rumors and other news

Samsung flagship smartphone S7 and S7 Edge are the hottest phones in the market as of now which were announced in February this year. It hasn’t been a long since S7 and S7 edge release and people are discussing the possible release date of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 edge its specifications, features, hardware, colors and other stuff.

The “S” series smartphone are the most famous among all and I must admit that every new “S” series smartphone is better than its predecessor in terms of hardware, memory, design and features as I have used almost every “Galaxy S” series.

The rumors give absurd idea about the release date of Galaxy S8 and S8 edge phones however based on the trend of previous versions, we can expect Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 edge release date to be some day in Q1 of the year 2017.

Those who are planning to upgrade its phone to Galaxy S8 might have to wait almost a year however the release date depends on other factors as well such as the performance of S7 and S7 edge in terms of units being sold, release of better smartphone from rivals like Apple, HTC, Huawei, Xiaomi etc.

In case the rivals come out with a better device, we can see the upcoming premium device released before 2017.

Also see: Galaxy Note 6 release dateGalaxy S8

Release date of Galaxy S series smartphones –

As long as the release date of different models of Galaxy S series smartphones are concern, most of them were released in April/May each year hence we may see the new smartphones are announced during the same month next year.

The first ever Galaxy S series smartphone was released in June, 2010 follow by Galaxy S II and S III in May 2011 and 2012 respectively. The company also came with S III mini in the month of November 2012.

In 2013, we again saw two models of Galaxy S series phones, Galaxy S 4 and S4 mini within an interval of just 3 months. Let’s take a look at the release dates of different models in below table.

Model Name Release date
Samsung Galaxy S June 2010
Samsung Galaxy S II May 2011
Samsung Galaxy S III May 2012
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini November 2012
Samsung Galaxy S 4 April 2013
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini July 2013
Samsung Galaxy  S 5 April 2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini July 2014
Samsung Galaxy S6/ S6 Edge April 2015
Samsung Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge February 2016
Samsung Galaxy S8/ S8 Edge Q1 2017

Also see: iPhone 7 release date, price and specification

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 edge specifications and features –

We have seen that every new device from techie is a great invention and I can predict that Galaxy S8 and S8 edge will yet again have great specifications and features as well.

The rumors suggest the specifications of Galaxy S8 and S8 edge will be well upgraded to its predecessor. The devices may sport super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with pixel resolutions of 2560 x 1440 and protected by corning gorilla glass 5.

There is no much information about the CPU but the S8 and S8 edge are expected to feature 2.5 GHz Dual-core processor supported by 6GB RAM to make phone work faster than its predecessor.

The phones are expected to be dust and waterpoofed to IP68 standard which means they can resist water to 1.5 meter and 30 mins. The flagship smartphone could have inbuilt projector since the rival Apple too is said to be announcing its latest iPhone 7 with a in-built projector.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge price

Although both the phones be coming with latest specifications and features but the price for the phones is expected to be justifiable. Based on market analysis and considering the price of comparable devices, the Galaxy S8 and S8 edge can be priced between $700-850.

 

update:1 – Samsung may ditch headphone Jack with Galaxy S8

Galaxy S8 (and S8 edge) is the most anticipated android smartphone of the year 2017 and there is lots of rumors circulating all over the internet about the specification, features, price etc. The latest rumors at pcadvisor suggest that Samsung too may ditch headphone Jack just like Apple did with recently released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

 

Update:2 – Galaxy S8 to come with dual camera and 4K screen

The latest rumors on the release date and the features of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 edge reveals that, the phone will be feature dual camera and be featuring 4k screen. The idea of dual camera seems to be coming out from Apple flagship iPhone 7 Plus. The company is facing recall crises of Galaxy Note 7 but it doesn’t affect release of Galaxy S8 and S8 edge.

Update:3 (December 13, 2016) – Galaxy S8 release may be postponed to MWC 2017

Yet another speculation about the release of Samsung Galaxy S8 at MobilenApps reveals that the company may postpone Galaxy S8 release to Mobile World Conference 2017.which generally held in February / March every year. The company is said to be working hard to bring latest innovation to flagship smartphone as the global recall of Galaxy Note 7 have hurt the business to much extent.

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