After leaking the very first press renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 a few weeks back. Smartphone leakster @evleaks is back again with some new renders of the Galaxy S8 as well as the Galaxy S8+. This time, the renders show three different color options – Black Sky, Orchid Grey, and Arctic Silver.
As we have seen earlier in multiple leaked renders as well as live images of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung has trimmed the top and bottom bezels significantly, maximizing the display area. The signature Samsung Galaxy physical home button has been done away with as well, allowing the two smartphones to achieve a much higher screen-to-body ratio. Although the back of the handsets is not visible in these renders, the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the rear, placed beside the primary camera lens.
Another major change this year is that Samsung has ditched the “flat” model completely. Both the Galaxy S8 as well as the bigger Galaxy S8+ feature a dual-curved edge display. In Galaxy S8’s case, the display measures 5.8-inches diagonally, while the Galaxy S8+ sports a larger 6.2-inch sized display. In terms of resolution, both smartphones offer 1440 x 2960 QHD+ resolution, which is slightly higher than the standard 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution seen on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
According to @evleaks, prices for the Galaxy S8 will start at 799 EUR while the Galaxy S8+ will start at 899 EUR. Samsung will also debut a new GearVR headset for the Galaxy S8 duo, expected to be priced at 129 EUR. As rumored earlier, Samsung will have a Microsoft Continuum rival in DeX, which will be priced at 150 EUR according to the leakster.
Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at an Unpacked event in New York City on the 29th of this month. Pre-orders for the two handsets are likely to go live on April 10th, while global availability is slated for April 21st. All these details will of course be confirmed only after Samsung officially introduces the two smartphones.