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Violet Galaxy S8 seemingly leaked in new spy shots

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UPDATE: Online tipster Evan Blass has provided his own updates regarding colour and pricing for the Galaxy S8, following earlier leaks which seemingly revealed new colour options.

The journalist, otherwise known as @evleaks, has posted a couple of tweets, the first of which seems to reveal the pricing for the S8.

The phone looks to be set to go on sale for €799 (about £690), if Blass is right here.

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On top of that, the tweet also claimed the larger S8+ (this is yet to be confirmed as the phone's name) will go on sale for €899 (about £779).

While many details about the S8 have leaked, the price has remained somewhat of a mystery, and while there's no way to be sure Blass' claims are accurate, he has a decent track record so we'd expect him to be close to the mark.

The tweet also lists the new version of the Gear VR as costing €129 (about £111), the new Gear 360 camera as €229 (about £198), and the rumoured DeX docking station for the Galaxy S8 as €150 (about £130).

Again, there's no way to know whether these costs are accurate, or whether, if they are, that they're indicative of UK pricing, so apply some caution here.

But Blass wasn't quite done there. He also posted a tweet which seemingly reveals the colour options for the S8, along with an image which appeared to show the phone in different shades.

The tweet seems to be in line with previous rumours around colour options, but this time it looks like we could have official names: black sky, orchid grey, and arctic silver.

Original story:

Just when you thought you knew everything about the Galaxy S8 before it launches, we've got all new leaked spy shots that seem to reveal an unexpected new colour option.

The photos come via the KK Sneak Leaks Twitter account (via), and show what looks to be a prototype of the upcoming Galaxy S8.

But rather than being the usual black colour option we've seen leaked numerous times before, this time around, the handset in the shots comes with a violet finish.

There's no way to be sure the leaked shots are legitimate, of course, but the design certainly looks to be in line with previous leaks – with the fingerprint scanner on the rear next to the camera.

The colour itself isn't all that impressive, highlighting what looks to be a plastic backing to the phone, but we'll have to wait and see whether this is indeed an accurate representation of one of the S8's colour options.

It follows a claim from Tipster and journalist Roland Quandt last week, in which he claimed Samsung’s upcoming flagship will be available in black and silver paint jobs, as well as the new violet hue.

Elsewhere, TechTastic has got its hands on what seems to be three different colour options for the Galaxy S8, suggesting Samsung could be considering different colours for different markets – though, there's no way to be sure the photos are legit.

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Another leak earlier this weekend suggested China could be getting a slightly more capable version of the new Galaxy flagship.

IHS research director in China, Kevin Wang (via), took to Chinese social media site Weibo to claim the Chinese version of the S8 will come with 6GB of RAM, while international versions will come with 4GB.

Again, none of this has been confirmed, but it's an interesting development, that suggests Samsung is eager to see off the competition in China.

Other rumoured features include a lack of a home button, as seen in the above images, smaller bezels, and Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 chip.

All will be revealed come March 29, as Samsung is hosting a big event where it's expected to launch the S8 alongside a larger 'S8+', so stay tuned.

What do you think of the violet colour option? Let us know in the comments.

Nate River

March 19, 2017, 11:12 pm

that sensors. . kinda destructive

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