The Galaxy S8 will probably raise the bar for phone design, but the premium is too high?
Based on the latest leaks, spotted by 9to5 Google, Samsung’s new flagships look great, but could be priced for some shoppers.
Let’s start with the new color options. On the basis of the images created by Evan Blass, the S8 will be available in Black, Sky, Orchid, Grey and Arctic Silver. Another picture that spread over the weekend (via SamMobile and Slash Leaks) gives a sleek, new Violet option.
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All of these pictures on a par with the previous Galaxy S8 rumors, as the handset has very thin edges above and below the display. The font is almost screen, which means that you can expect from a virtual home button . The fingerprint sensor on the back, based on a large number of reports and leaked images, and it will not be in the best location .
For prices, Blass says, the 5.8-inch S8 will cost 799 Euros, which comes out to about $859 in US dollars. This would be about $100 premium over the S7 Edge of last year.
Meanwhile, the bigger Galaxy S8 Plus is said to start on a fairly steep 899€ to € 966. This would easily be one of the most expensive phones yet. Other rumors about the upcoming iPhone 8 costing upwards of $1,000 . However, it is important to note that Samsung and U.S. carriers generally price phones are a bit lower than the exchange rate.
To these numbers in perspective, the new LG G6 , which has a sexy design of her own, cost anywhere from $650 to $720, depending on the provider.
As reported by 9to5 Google, Blass also leaked the alleged pricing for multiple Galaxy S8 accessories. This includes a new 360 camera ($246), a new version of the Gear VR headset we reviewed ($138) and an innovative desktop docking station called DeX ($161), that will let you transform the S8 in a mini PC, complete with an external monitor, mouse and keyboard support.
Samsung announces the official prices for the S8 in the March 29 event, and we will be there to bring you all the details and our hands-on impressions.