Anyone remember when Android phones did NOT leak every single detail before their announcement? Me neither. Today we see yet another Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ leak following on from the multitude of leaks in previous days. Todays leak centres around the pricing and colour availability of the S8 and S8+.
Today’s leak is courtesy of Roland Quandt, European tech journalist, who obtained the information from a European retailer.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be out in Black, Silver and Violet (!) colors, retail listings show. S8 priced at 799, S8+ at 899 Euro.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) March 7, 2017
The price of 800Euro fits with the premium market price, slotting in around the $1200-1400AUD mark. This is being generous and only adding on a few hundred dollars for the Australia tax. Roland does also say that the pricing does vary by country, as do possibly the available colours. Black and silver are not much of a stretch but violet as the third colour is… different. We rarely get all colours here in Australia but I would expect us to get both the black and silver (after the colours are given some funky marketing names) at a minimum.
Of note is the fact that only one storage option was listed at the source but that would be an unusual change for Samsung to make, given basically every other phone out there comes in multiple storage options.
For those who need a reminder of how the Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to look, check out the pictures below which were leaked yesterday. We can see a USB Type-C port as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack and possibly a single speaker grill.
Anyone looking to make this phone their next? I admit I’ve never been a big fan of Samsung devices but these are two good looking devices.