1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Thought it'd make sense to round up all the rumors in one place on the Samsung Galaxy S8. Feel free to add your own thoughts on the rumors, or paste new stuff as you hear about it!

    So far, this is what I've heard:

    • Glass back with metal body
    • Quad HD RGB SuperAMOLED display (2960x1440)
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos 8895 processor
    • 4GB of RAM
    • 64GB storage + microSD slot
    • 3,000mAh battery on the S8, 3,500mAh battery on the GS8 Plus
    • 12MP camera
    • USB-C and wireless charging
    • 3.5mm headphone jack
    omgitselaine, Morty2264 and cijfin like this.
    03-20-2017 10:25 AM
  2. Morty2264's Avatar
    These specs sound super exciting! I can't wait to see the official specs and the photos of the S8! I like the sound of the glass back with metal body, as well.
    03-20-2017 10:32 AM
  3. James Falconer's Avatar
    It's all coming up soon - can't wait either! Should be good!
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    03-20-2017 10:34 AM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    And now that the Samsung S8 won't have a home button, I'd actually consider purchasing it in the future... .

    I've always loved and respected Samsung phones, but had no use for the home button. So this has me excited!
    03-20-2017 10:42 AM
  5. James Falconer's Avatar
    And now that the Samsung S8 won't have a home button, I'd actually consider purchasing it in the future... .

    I've always loved and respected Samsung phones, but had no use for the home button. So this has me excited!
    @Morty2264 - Seconded. I was actually surprised they kept it on the S7.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    03-20-2017 10:51 AM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    @Morty2264 - Seconded. I was actually surprised they kept it on the S7.
    I'm sure some will miss it, but I for one am super thrilled for the change! My mom's S6 Edge is awesome but that darn home button, man! LOL.
    03-20-2017 11:34 AM
  7. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Rumor has it around $970 for s8 plus. If that is the case Samsung taking a gamble there. I'm sure the iphone 8 will cost more but I don't think they will hike the price up that high. Makes you wonder if the Note 8 will push a grand.

    IF the LG G6 is a hit, Samsung has some big problems then. The G6 is around $650ish and offers IP68 as well and a big screen.

    03-20-2017 09:33 PM
  8. chyeo1979's Avatar
    Quite keen on S8+, but really can't see why the price has to be higher than Note 7, which is already so expensive
    03-21-2017 12:57 AM
  9. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Quite keen on S8+, but really can't see why the price has to be higher than Note 7, which is already so expensive
    That is what I don't get. Cost over $100 more than Note 7 but it doesn't include the spen technology which I'm sure factors into the device cost which I can't see how the cost of materials went up that much in a year.

    There is another good reason to maybe not pre order. IF these prices are true and it causes sales to be sluggish then maybe they will slash the prices on it like LG does.
    03-21-2017 01:54 AM
  10. chyeo1979's Avatar
    That is what I don't get. Cost over $100 more than Note 7 but it doesn't include the spen technology which I'm sure factors into the device cost which I can't see how the cost of materials went up that much in a year.

    There is another good reason to maybe not pre order. IF these prices are true and it causes sales to be sluggish then maybe they will slash the prices on it like LG does.
    Yeah, definitely won't pre-order. Samsung really should think carefully if they want to gain back the users lost from the Note 7 saga. This is not a good move.
    03-21-2017 04:47 AM
  11. enthuz's Avatar
    I'm waiting to see the promos before I decide how and with whom I will order. I'm more interested in the VR and memory as an incentive. Of course already using an S7 keeps me from making too rash of a decision now.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    03-21-2017 10:02 AM
  12. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Yeah, definitely won't pre-order. Samsung really should think carefully if they want to gain back the users lost from the Note 7 saga. This is not a good move.
    Yea or slash the price of it for us s7 users who used to have a Note 7.
    03-21-2017 10:53 AM
  13. Nathan Phillips's Avatar
    Yeah, definitely won't pre-order. Samsung really should think carefully if they want to gain back the users lost from the Note 7 saga. This is not a good move.
    There's been studies that show that a very large percentage of people are still loyal to Samsung. And they're pretty much rocking this device out big league style, so I think pre-order numbers will be really freakin' high.

    https://hbr.org/2016/10/why-samsungs...rand-long-term
    03-21-2017 11:13 AM
  14. facedown41's Avatar
    I won't be pre ordering but come July or so, we'll see how things shake out and if it is as great as it seems it will be.
    03-21-2017 11:14 AM
  15. dagarwal6187's Avatar
    The specs are true or just another rumour??
    03-21-2017 11:16 AM
  16. ooomarcinooo's Avatar
    Too bad it will not have 6GB of RAM.
    03-21-2017 11:23 AM
  17. bojan radovanovic's Avatar
    too bad for small battery capacity....with that big screen, no matter how SoC efficient,it can't be good.
    03-21-2017 06:47 PM
  18. bojan radovanovic's Avatar
    it will, but only for China.
    03-21-2017 06:47 PM
  19. Blues Fan's Avatar
    too bad for small battery capacity....with that big screen, no matter how SoC efficient,it can't be good.
    That is what I'm concerned about too. I remember how the Note 5 and S6 had crap battery life.
    03-21-2017 10:02 PM
  20. jhonnieblue's Avatar
    apple said the same things with the 6s iPhone,which has crappy battery life as well
    03-22-2017 07:17 AM
  21. Qoheleth's Avatar
    Rumor has it around $970 for s8 plus
    Ouch! I like all that I see about the S8+ except this. That's a lot to put out, even for a flagship. It makes me wonder what the Note8 will run.
    03-22-2017 09:38 AM
  22. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Ouch! I like all that I see about the S8+ except this. That's a lot to put out, even for a flagship. It makes me wonder what the Note8 will run.
    That is converting from the euro price so I wouldn't say that is the US price. IMO I'd say around $870 for S8 Plus. Again I don't see how you can up the price that much over the Note 7 since the s8 does not have the Spen feature which adds to the cost. Then you got LG that is able to price the G6 so low. They want to make big profits off this and make up for Note 7 sales. I think it's a bad move. Hopefully they offer a discount for people who sticked with Samsung and got an S7 or S7 edge in place of the Note after the recall.
    03-22-2017 12:40 PM
  23. Howard Sylve's Avatar
    Looking forward to getting some hands on time with this device.
    03-22-2017 04:13 PM
  24. badelhas's Avatar
    These manufacturers are getting more and more greedy but the day... 1000 bucks for a phone? No, thanks
    03-22-2017 05:07 PM
  25. Paul Kiener's Avatar
    Lookin like a real tasty phone!
    03-22-2017 06:22 PM
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