Galaxy S8 breaks cover in blue, white and silver

Samsung has teased its announcement, with the official reveal slated for 29 March at 4pm GMT.

We should have more in the coming days as the big S8 launch event is set to take place next week. All these details will of course be confirmed only after Samsung officially introduces the two smartphones.

While iPhone 8 gets ready with A10X chip, Samsung has been working on its 10nm process for the upcoming flagships. Samsung is expected to bring in its own AI-powered personal assistant, named Bixby that will compete with the likes of Google Assistant and Apple's Siri.

Compared to Apple iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 is far behind when it comes to the camera.

The S7 is still no slouch, however. The handset is fueled by an Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53 processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM. Impressive, right? But expect Samsung to be a little cautious with the S8's battery, given that Note 7 debacle.

Well, we don't see why not. Just remember, these specs may vary region to region, with some areas likely to launch with Samsung's in-house Exynos 8895 and ARM Mali-G71 GPU. It does seem a little too close to kick off for Samsung to still be testing this, however. AKG is also known to produce some pretty decent pairs of headphones, so the bundled buds with the S8 and S8 Plus should be of a much better quality than the freebies you've gotten up until now, although we can't say for sure until we've put them through their paces as part of a full review.

Over the past month (or so), there have been hundreds of leaks regarding these handsets.

The display on both the S8 and S8 Plus will be curved around the side edges making it a bezel-less display. Whether or not Samsung opts for the 4K route, akin to Sony's XZ Premium, remains to be seen, but I imagine HDR will be on the cards.

Taking in consideration that this smartphone is going to be the best Samsung has to offer, it's going to be quite expensive. This is a €100 price increase on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. AKG is a trademark owned by Harman International, and Samsung made a decision to acquire Harman International past year for $8 billion.

Galaxy S8 AnTuTu benchmark test from Jacky on Vimeo.

The iPhone might also display a feed from the front-facing camera on the lockscreen to help the user position his or her head appropriately so that an iris/face-based unlock can be performed. The only thing we don't know is the price. For more updates stay tuned with SWN.

  • Carolyn Briggs