After the debacle that was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, #Samsung has a lot to atone for. Regardless, loyal Samsung users and tech enthusiasts have been anticipating the #samsung galaxy s8 for several months now. The Korean tech giant's 2017 flagship model has been shrouded in secrecy, however. Very few details have been released or leaked thus far. First images and specifications of the smartphone as well as its expected release date have began circulating on the internet.

Size & improved screen

The Samsung Galaxy S7, which was released in 2016, was met with rave reviews. It brought several much welcomed improvements to its 2015 predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S6.

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Needless to say, expectations for the Galaxy S8 are sky-high. And while nothing is official, here are some of the most plausible rumors on the internet right now: First and foremost, it has been reported that this time around there will be no flat version of the phone. So, the Galaxy S8 may as well be called the Galaxy S8 Edge. Buyers will still have the choice between either a 5.8 or 6.2 inch screen. As with previous incarnations of the Galaxy series, the larger version will most likely include a larger battery with better battery life. The Samsung smartphone is expected to come with a 4k resolution screen and a super wide 18.5:9 aspect ratio. This would be a notable improvement to the Galaxy S7, which "only" had a QHD screen with a resolution of 2160x4096. Take this with a grain of salt, though: As with the other rumors, nothing has been officially confirmed yet.

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Camera, Power, and Price

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is reportedly coming with a 12 MP dual-lens rear camera. This may seem a little underwhelming, considering the 16 MP that the Galaxy S7 had to offer. The Galaxy S8, however, should include a quality-enhancing software to make your photos look vivid and dynamic. The dual-lens camera would further allow for optical zoom. The front-camera is expected to come at 8 MP and incorporate an auto-focus feature, which is great news, especially for those who love taking selfies. The back as well as the front-camera should both be splendid for low-light photography, as the aperture is rumored to go as low as f/1.7. In terms of performance, the Samsung Galaxy S8 should be a force to be reckoned with, if the leaks are anything to go by. According to various sources, the S8 is expected to come with either the 3GHz Exynos 8895 or the 3.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon processor. It'll also have either 4 or 6 GB of RAM available. These specs would certainly come in handy, if the device is truly to run at a 4k resolution.

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Taking into account these specifications as well as the fact that there won't be a flat version, it should be no surprise that the Galaxy S8 is most likely going to be more expensive than its predecessor. The phone is expected to cost as much as $850 USD at launch.

So when will it be released?

Unlike the Galaxy S7, which was released in early March last year, Samsung is understandably taking its time with the Galaxy S8. This is most likely due to the fact that the company is trying to avoid another major fiasco. The launch of the 2017 flagship phone has been officially announced and is expected to be revealed at an event in New York on March 29. And while the phone won't be available for purchase straightaway, the release date is rumored to be April 21. At this point buyers will be able to pick up their phone at their local electronics store. There will also most definitely be an option to preorder the Galaxy S8 for those who just can't wait to get their hands on the smartphone. With the Nougat update also coming to the Samsung Galaxy S6, there are plenty of things for Samsung enthusiasts to look forward to in March. #2017flagship