While we still have three weeks before Samsung Galaxy S8 is launched, the phone is already up for pre-orders in the UK.
This is interesting given that Samsung Galaxy S8 is not expected to be available for purchase until after a month following its March 29 launch. However, this hasn’t stopped MobileFun UK from taking the phone’s pre-orders as early as now. Despite the amazing steps in ensuring that people can be guaranteed to get their hands on the Galaxy S8 as early as possible, the pricing of the phone may somehow put you off.
Apparently, you’ll need a whopping £799 so as to get the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 off the shelves of MobileFun. This, when converted, is equivalent to $980.99 or €922.99, which are massive price tags for this year’s model. In comparison, last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 was priced at £549 while the Galaxy S7 Edge had a price tag of £639.
Given that Samsung has not confirmed the pricing details of the 2017 Galaxy S8, it is possible that MobileFun is just using this price tag as a placeholder, which means that it could change once the phone is available for purchase. Still, don’t be surprised if the price sticks at that, especially since the retailer’s specifications list shows quite a number of improvements when compared to the Galaxy S7.
According to MobileFun, the standard Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with a stunning curved display with 5.8 inches of real estate and a QHD resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. Under the hood, the phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 4GB and storage of 64GB. This storage can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB.
In terms of photography, the listing confirms a 12MP main sensor alongside an 8MP shooter on the front, but the specific features of the lenses are nowhere to be seen. To keep the phone alive will be a 3000mAh battery unit, which is kind of a disappointment given the massive screen size of the phone compared to the 5.1-inch panel used on the Galaxy S7, yet the latter has the same battery capacity. The phone’s body is IP68 certified and it can so far be pre-ordered in black. There’s still no pricing info for the Galaxy S8+, but expect to meet the same internals as what the standard S8 brings to the table.
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