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Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship in three colour options – Black Sky, Orchid Grey, or Arctic Silver
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has very few surprises left.
The hotly-anticipated flagship phone has suffered a number of devastating leaks ahead of its release date, with the latest purportedly revealing the three colour options available at launch, as well as the final pricing.
Tipsters have previously revealed the release date of the phone, as well as its screen size, camera specs, and processor.
Earlier this month, Samsung mailed out invitations to an Unpacked media event, where the South Korean company is expected to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, as well as new Gear VR headsets for the new phones.
"Unbox you phone," the tagline on the invite teases.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 will get a dramatic new design, with no buttons, and an edge-to-edge display
The black-and-white invite also sports a simple drawing of the new Edge-style design of the upcoming Galaxy S8.
According to a leak from Evan Blass, the new flagship Samsung Galaxy devices will then be available to buy in-stores on April 28th.
And now reliable leakster Blass has shared more details about the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Samsung is due to hold a press event in London to debut the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8
The infamous tipster has published a series of images that appear to reveal the three colour options available to Galaxy S8 customers.
According to the leak, the Galaxy S8 will be available in either Black Sky, Orchid Grey, or Arctic Silver.
Mr Blass also revealed the next-generation smartphone will retail in Europe for €799 for the basic S8, roughly £692, and the entry-level S8+ will retail for €899, roughly £778.
That’s more expensive than its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, which went on-sale for £639 with 32GB of internal storage.
The news comes as Samsung reportedly pushed back the release date one week later than expected, relative to the company’s original plans.
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Renown tipster Evan Blass published a photo of the final Samsung Galaxy S8 line-up
Customers will be able to get their hands on the latest Galaxy smartphones on April 28th 2017 – not April 21st, as was previously scheduled, Evan Blass revealed earlier this month.
According to the latest whispers from the supply chain, there is no particular reason for the rescheduled launch date.
Samsung mailed-out invitations to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ press conference in London.
According to the latest credible leaks and whispers from the supply chain, the Galaxy S8 will ship with an impressive, almost bezel-less edge-to-edge design, marking the first dramatic shake-up for the Galaxy S design in over two years.
Samsung has purportedly dropped all physical buttons from the front of the device in a clever ploy to keep the overall size of the device small enough to use one-handed – despite the increased display size.
The Galaxy S8 is widely-tipped to arrive with an impressive 5.8-inch Quad HD display, while still maintaining the same footprint as the Galaxy S7.
There is also expected to be a 6.2-inch QHD AMOLED display model, marketed as the Galaxy S8 Plus.
For comparison, those display sizes are both larger than the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge last year.
With the physical buttons gone, navigation will now be handled by software buttons included along the bottom of the display.
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Leaked images of Galaxy S8 prototypes confirm the phone will have virtual on-screen buttons
Samsung has redesigned the stock on-screen navigation buttons that ship with Google Android.
The company has dropped the circle, square and triangle used in stock Android as the Home Button, Multi-Tasking and Back button.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are already available to pre-order, despite not having an official UK release date or price.
Previous shots published in an image dump appear to confirm that Samsung will bring back its always-on display for the Galaxy S8.
One photograph appears to show the flagship smartphone with the same black-and-white clock that appeared on the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 last summer.
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The latest batch of leaked images show the same Always-On display as the Galaxy Note 7
The upcoming device will also sport an iris scanner, water resistant design and 64GB of expandable memory.
Qi wireless charging, contactless transactions via Samsung Pay and additional security features from Samsung Knox will also be included.
It has previously been rumoured the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will use Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor.
The new Qualcomm chip is the company’s most powerful to date and should guarantee a buttery-smooth user experience for users.
The Snapdragon 835 is also the slimmest chip the company has ever made and will be much more efficient than previous generations meaning you should never see a drop in performance.
In fact the chip consumes 25 per cent less power than the Snapdragon 821, resulting in more battery life than previous Galaxy S smartphones.
Alongside the shiny new design and power efficient chip, Samsung is rumoured to introduce a new virtual assistant, dubbed Bixby.
And some whispers from South Korean even point to an updated S Health app that will direct Galaxy S8 owners to the nearest pharmacy, launch video chat conversations with GPs, and more.
Either way, all will be revealed at 16:00 GMT on March 29th 2017.
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