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Samsung Galaxy S8: Leaks and updates

Samsung Galaxy S8: Leaks and updates

More leaks have come up as the launch date grows near

Just a few more weeks before the Galaxy S8 (and so far the Galaxy S8 Plus) is officially introduced to the world! And with it, more rumors and even leaks about the flagship phone are found all over the web!

Not to worry! We’ve got them here to help you out:

What we know for sure:

Samsung finally confirmed the launch date of their flagship phone on March 29 at 11am EDT in New York. The company also released a video teaser in line with the launch.

New Leaks and Rumors from the web:

One leak floating around the web is about the global release date. The expected sale or release date that is still in the running is April 21. Although it’s now suggested it may likely be pushed a week later to April 28No specific reason was given for the move but Samsung has been known to be cautious after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster.

But there’s also another rumor that pre order for the phone will be available on April 10.

Another recent leak published on BGR displays the blueprint / renders of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. You can see that the sizes of these phones are compared to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The Samsung flagship phones are almost the same size as Apple’s flagship phones. The former will just be a bit slimmer in width and wider in height.

However, one important characteristic from the leaked image is the display sizes of the phones. The Galaxy S8 will have a 5.8-inch display and the Galaxy S8 Plus a massive 6.2-inch display. This is compared to the 4.7-inch screen of the iPhone 7 and the 5.5 screen of the iPhone 7 Plus. It in a way strengthens/confirms the previously rumored Galaxy display sizes and Samsung pushing through with the all-screen front plan.

The “infinity display” may also be here to stay! Samsung has a trademark filing for it and may now be the name for its new low-bezel screen.

What’s more interesting is the actual phones may already have been leaked out to the web! It can be seen in the photo and video from SlashLeaks showing the big screen display of the phone in the sleek color black.

Yes, the colors black and silver are still in the running for Samsung’s new flagship phone, but now there's a rumored third color: Violet, replacing the Orchid GreyNew rumored prices are now HIGHER with the Galaxy S8 at $972(USD) and the Galaxy S8 Plus at a whopping $1,0964(USD)!

Samsung Galaxy S8 3D glass

Update/development on how Tech Armor plans to protect the phone:

With the higher rumored prices, it’s definitely time to think about how you can protect your investment!

We’ll be releasing two screen protectors to arm your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Since it’s a curved screen, we aimed to cover the entire screen for maximum protection.

Samsung Galaxy S8 film

First is our HD Clear Film, Edge-to-Edge Screen Protector to cover the entire screen display while giving you a high definition view. The elastic nature of this protector will also help it absorb shock and wrap around the curved edges of the display. 

Another is the 3D Curved Ballistic Glass Screen Protector. We’ve used heat-bending technology on our top-rated Ballistic Glass to match the round display of the Samsung Galaxy S8 for seamless installation and impact protection for your phone.

Our engineers are currently in the process of testing out these screen protectors (as shown in the leading image above). Everything from screen fit and adherence to touch response and clarity is being tested and initial results are excellent! Samsung has baked in several pulldown menus/features on the edges of the display and we've experienced zero interference when swiping laterally from the curved edges. Up next: drop tests!!!

And that’s the recap of most of the latest leaks from the web! Stay tuned for more updates on Samsung’s flagship phone and our screen protectors to help you protect it! ;)

Sources:

http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/press/%5BInvitation%5D-Samsung-Galaxy-Unpacked-2017-Unbox-Your-Phone?2017-02-27

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=2iNTxLXO-Iw

http://www.androidcentral.com/galaxy-s8-s8-plus-shown-side-side-latest-leaked-pics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwy5p_V0GK4

https://www.sammobile.com/2017/03/07/samsung-galaxy-s8-and-s8-plus-appear-side-by-side-in-newly-leaked-images/

http://www.techradar.com/news/new-galaxy-s8-leaks-reveal-infinity-display-name-pre-order-date

http://www.droidreport.com/articles/3485/20170309/samsung-galaxy-s8-s8-plus-update-color-options-and-pricing-leaks.htm

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2017/03/08/samsungs-galaxy-s8-galaxys8-plus-release-date/#4d07ed8622aa

http://bgr.com/2017/03/09/galaxy-s8-release-date-2017-soon-iphone-7-comparison/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2017/03/08/samsungs-galaxy-s8-galaxys8-plus-release-date/#4d07ed8622aa

http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=87349362&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch

http://venturebeat.com/2017/03/06/samsung-galaxy-s8-release-pushed-back-a-week-to-april-28/