First of all, let’s talk pricing. Blass is confident that the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and DeX dock will be priced at 799€, 899€ and 150€ respectively upon launch. Converting that to USD gives us pricing of $850, $966 and $160 respectively. That pricing definitely keeps the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the premium sphere when it comes to Android smartphones, and Samsung seems to have no trouble commanding such pricing from its legions of fans.
S8 - 799€— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 19, 2017
S8+ - 899€
DeX - 150€
GearVR - 129€
Gear360 - 229€ https://t.co/vVm6DRMkX5
We should note, however, that these currency conversions don’t provide a direct correlation to how the smartphone will be priced in the United States (although they do give us a rough ballpark). And in all likelihood, the MSRPs for both smartphones in the United States will be a bit cheaper than the conversions suggest.
The second bit of information that Blass provided comes in the form of the color options that will be available on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Renders were posted of both smartphones, each in three colors: Black Sky, Orchid Grey and Arctic Silver. Unfortunately, we’re only able to get a clear glimpse of the colors from the side view of the smartphones, which quite frankly doesn’t give us much of a look at all. We’d be able to get a better feel for the color options if we had a look at the back of the phones, but beggars can’t be choosers at this point.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (top to bottom) in black sky, orchid grey and arctic silver (left to right) pic.twitter.com/ISo7W10sYV— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 19, 2017
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are expected to arrive on the U.S. market with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC linked up to 4GB of RAM. 64GB of onboard storage will be included along with a microSD slot to further your ability to add apps, photos, and videos. The Galaxy S8+ will reportedly have a screen resolution of 3200x1800 (QHD+) and its smaller Galaxy S8 sibling will stick to the QHD (2560x1440) resolution.
The Galaxy S8 and its big brother will likely hold the performance and sales crown for flagship smartphones until Apple launches its iPhone 8 later this year (likely in September). That smartphone is expected to finally adopt an OLED display and will imply a through-the-glass Touch ID authentication system.