New Galaxy S8 Leak Reveals Colors and Pricing

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Evan Blass has leaked all three of the Galaxy S8’s color schemes: black sky, orchid grey, and arctic silver. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any shots of it from the back, so it is a little difficult to tell what the heck an “orchid” grey and “arctic” silver is. Pricing for the S8 and S8+ is 799 Euro (859.20 US Dollar) and 899 Euro (966.74 US Dollar), respectively.

    …all three of these colors feature the same black front face, an understandable move given the sheer number of sensors and other cutouts up top. (As we've previously seen in this leak of the gold version.) The "black sky" variant is the murdered-out black model we've seen in many other leaks, with its pitch-black anodized metal frame. Meanwhile the "arctic silver" model seems to be the version shown in one of the first live leaks back in January. And the grey model, as far as we can tell, is somewhere in between. It's unclear how these colors — and others which have been rumored — will be split between various carriers and regions. Samsung has fielded a broad palette of colors in the past, but not all of them have had widespread availability.
     
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    SolarisGuru n00bie

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    Explosions in 3, 2, 1...
     
  3. DF-1

    DF-1 [H]ard|Gawd

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    too much money.

    also phones are the fastest to depreciate. will be $300 in a year.
     
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  4. ChefJeff789

    ChefJeff789 [H]Lite

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    I bought my Note 4 because of the fantastic AMOLED screen. Unfortunately, besides it's use as a near-perfect e-reader replacement, the interface is awful, slow, and often buggy. TouchWiz is utter garbage, and now that everyone and their dog make phones with AMOLED panels, there's no chance I would ever buy a Samsung phone again unless they put stock Android on it. After 3 years of use, the back button still feels like it's on the wrong side of the phone.

    They need to stop with the curved edges, too. Why is that even a thing? This makes the edge of the screen useless the moment it goes into a reasonably protective case.
     
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  5. MV75

    MV75 Gawd

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    Why are phones still so expensive? People whinge about spending a grand every 3-5 years on a new computer yet happily plonk this down every year for a phone.

    My Xiaomi Redmi pro 4 is going great. only cost me $300aud, full hd screen, snapdragon, 3gb ram 32gb storage, etc etc. Charged it last Sunday, is still on 40% battery left. That's 8 days. The secret is its 4000mah battery. These expensive phones can't touch it.
     
  6. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I think the secret is that you don't use your phone like most people who have 6hrs of screen on time per day.

    Being a phone doesn't kill the battery (irregardless of battery size), it's the screen being on that drains it. If you only use it for voice communication and texting, they'll all last a long time.
     
  7. HockeyJon

    HockeyJon Limp Gawd

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    My preference is the one that doesn't spontaneously combust.
     
  8. HockeyJon

    HockeyJon Limp Gawd

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    You answered your own question. If people will buy it, that's where they will price it.
     
  9. alamox

    alamox Limp Gawd

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    Samsung galaxy edge is by far the best looking smartphone out there, they nailed a very nice design, and if the 8 is as good and improves on the S7 edge, am in.
     
  10. 45454asasa

    45454asasa Limp Gawd

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    Personally, I think it's absolutely hideous and pointless. The regular S7 is an OK looking phone though.
     
  11. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I'm going to release a case with a charred look. I bet that'll make billions.
     
  12. Stimpy88

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    Just missing the bright red one, then you can keep playing Apple ;-)