Samsung Guard S8 protection program rumored, but how much will it cost?

Overview
Processor

Europe: Samsung Exynos Series 9 8895
Octa-core (4x2.5GHz + 4x1.7GHz Custom)
Mali-G71 GPU

Elsewhere: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Octa-core (8x2.45GHz Kryo 280)
Adren 540 GPU

[Rumored]

Screen Size

S8: 5.8 inches Super AMOLED
1440 x 2960 (~ 568 ppi)
S8+: 6.2 inches Super AMOLED
1440 x 2960 (~ 531 ppi)

18.5:9 aspect ratio

[Rumored]

Memory

4GB RAM

[Rumored]

Storage

64GB UFS 2.0 (microSD-expandable by up to 256GB)

[Rumored]

Battery

S8: 3,000mAh
S8+: 3,500mAh

[Rumored]

Release Date

March 29th, 2017

Weight

S8: 151 grams

[Rumored]

Materials

Aluminum and glass

[Rumored]

Operating System

Android 7.0 Nougat

[Rumored]

Roland Quandt of WinFuture has a long post up with a ton of leaked information about what Samsung supposedly has for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Europe. All of the specs in the post have been relayed in the list above, but most of these figures were first shown off in rumors earlier in the trail.

Other aspects about both devices include IP68 elements resistance (water down to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes), an “ultrasensitive” iris scanner, Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Wi-Fi, 450Mbps LTE, NFC, USB-C. Plenty of these aspects are carry-overs from the Galaxy S7 and Note 7. A docking system that allows the phones to connect to bigger screens and physical keyboards is also in the chatter, told as “Samsung Desktop eXperience Stations” or “DeX Stations.”

The most important bit we hear of is a new customer support program called “Samsung Guard S8”. The biggest amenities include repairs appointments as quick as two hours in advance, remote support, a one-time, free-of-charge display replacement and an extra year of warranty. We don’t know if this will be an elective service and, if so, how much it will cost — HTC’s UH OH program, which provided users with a free screen replacement, was free.

The Galaxy S8 will come onto most European markets at €799 while the S8+ will go for €899.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.