Samsung Galaxy S8 release date, specs, features and pricing: Everything we know so far

Samsung Galaxy S8, the much-awaited flagship handset is expected to be launched alongside Galaxy S8 Edge in early 2017. Even though Samsung is still finding hard to resolve the Note 7 battery issue, the South Korea-based company is planning to eliminate the headphone jack in the forthcoming flagship.

Recently, Apple released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by ditching the traditional headphone port to accommodate the lightning port connector. There are rumors that Samsung is gearing up to bid farewell to the headphone jack.

According to sources, Samsung will remove the 3.5mm port in favor of a proprietary solution developed in-house by the company. It could place itself as an apt challenger to Apple Lightning Connector.

Samsung Galaxy S8 to replace headphone jack with USB Type-C port

Moreover, Samsung is not likely to migrate to wireless immediately. According to latest reports, the traditional audio jack will be replaced with a USB Type-C port. To recall, this technology has already been adopted by leading smartphone manufacturers such as HTC, LG, Sony, Huawei, Samsung, and LeEco.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications

You will find plenty of speculations on the rumor mills about the imminent launch of Galaxy S8. There are reports that the handset is under development. Moreover, Samsung Galaxy S8 handset with product IDs SM-G950 and SM-G955 and the codenames “Dream” and “Dream 2,” will be available for sale from February.

On the specifications segment, the Galaxy S8 will be powered by either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset or Samsung’s Exynos processor with powerful speeds than the currently available variants. You can also expect 6GB RAM variant with internal storage up to 512GB with expansion capability up to 256GB. However, you should take into account these rumors with a pinch of salt since we don’t have any official confirmation.

According to tech analysts, Samsung should be working to rebuild its reputation and trust among customers after the series of explosions and burns involved with Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

The faulty battery played spoil sport and many customers suffered serious burn injuries. Moreover, several airlines also issued warnings and banned the usage of Note 7 during the entire course of flight journey.

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and pricing

You can expect Samsung to showcase Galaxy S8 during the Mobile World Congress 2017. In all probability, Samsung should be working hard to release an improved Galaxy S8 to avoid issues encountered with the Galaxy Note 7.

Regarding pricing, you can expect Galaxy S8 to cost more than Galaxy S7 due to a wide range of features and improvements.

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