Good morning from Samdroid, or was that Aussung? One thing I am certain of is that someone over at Samsung definitely knows what they are doing. How much media are we seeing about the Samsung Galaxy S8 at the moment? Do you think the saturation of coverage would have been this significant if they had released it at MWC alongside the Huawei P10 and the LG G6? Unlikely. Instead they have had the tech media all to themselves.
The LG G6 got some publicity before MWC but there was so much going on that it wasn’t 24/7 LG G6 was it? Now the LG G6 has been announced but are we seeing much about it? Not last time I looked, and it still isn’t out yet. Expect Samsung to do the opposite and release the phone not long after launch to capitalise on all the hype they have created since MWC.
Speaking of hype once again a trove of Galaxy S8 images surfaced overnight (and a video). Most of them came from Slashleaks but a couple from newcomer KK Sneak Leaks, but as usual the quality leaks from Evan Blass continue, the original is still the best right? Without further ado here they are:
Evan has just tweeted this complete set of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus press renders offering a front, side and rear view of both devices in all the colours – Black Sky, Orchid Grey, and Arctic Silver.
…and finally: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (left to right) in Black Sky, Orchid Grey, and Arctic Silver (top to bottom). pic.twitter.com/pIUJskyFbK
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 21, 2017
The pictures of the device itself do not give much new information but we now can see some information inside the settings page. We see that while the S8 will have a 2K display the user will be able to change the display resolution easily using a slider. Lowering the resolution should lower battery consumption.
We also see a Galaxy S8 in a grey (looks purple to me) colour which is unlikely to arrive here given the history of colours launching in Australia. There are a lot of colours available for the Galaxy S8 and we have been told that they are region specific so we will have to wait until March 30 to find out more (unless that too leaks before then).
Until March 30 I’m afraid we will have to keep covering these leaks. Some of them are significant but there is a lot of the same being repeated over and over again. Are you being bored to death by all these leaks (we will assume orchestrated by Samsung) or is it building your hype for wanting the phone?