When you look back at 2017, will it be in the knowledge that it was a year to remember? Or will it be tinged with a sense of what could have been? The choices you make over the coming weeks will ultimately have an influence on it. With one, centered around the purchasing of a smartphone. Which one will you buy, can you afford it, are you brand loyal? To help you with this we’ve provided you with the price of the following handsets. The Galaxy S8, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, and Google Pixel 2.

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Galaxy S8

To many industry watchers, critics, and previously loyal fans the next edition to Samsung‘s “S” line of devices could be it’s most important yet. Because it will launch on the back of the most disastrous period in its mobile division’s history.

As such, it is a device for which the company as an awful lot riding on. So now that the Korean giant has officially confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will launch on March 29th, 2017. A lot of publications are jumping on the specification rumor bandwagon. Now today we’re focussing on the price of this device, but if you haven’t seen those stories here’s a quick list of those that have consensus.

  • 5.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 568 ppi
  • Android OS, v7.0
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU, Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9GHz Kryo)
  • Internal storage 64/128GB, 4GB RAM
  • 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • Iris scanner, rear mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Colors Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold

Galaxy S8 Expected Price: $845/£695/AU$1,115/€799

iPhone 8
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iPhone 8

No matter who you are, if you use a smartphone, it’s likely that you’ve been keeping one eye on the iPhone 8 rumors. Why? Because this year is an important one for Apple‘s line of handsets, with it being the 10th anniversary of its launch. Additionally, there’s another significance, and that’s the falling sales the Cupertino-based outfit has seen over the last couple of years. Both which, rumors would have you believe means 2017 will be a year in which Apple creates a masterpiece. A handset which will rejuvenate sales and help to celebrate a decade of iPhone.

However, the problem with the above scenario is, Apple has said nothing about the handset. So all we have to go on as proof of its possible existence is speculation. As such you should take the following spec list and price with a pinch of salt.

  • 4.7 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 568 ppi
  • iOS 11
  • Apple A11 with Quad Core CPU
  • Internal storage 32/128/256GB, 3GB RAM
  • 12MP rear camera, 7MP front camera
  • Front mounted TouchID Fingerprint sensor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion (mAh?) battery
  • Colors Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, (Red?)

iPhone 8 Expected Price: $649/£599/AU$1,079

iPhone 8 Plus
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iPhone 8 Plus

Over the past few years, it has become apparent that Apple has dedicated embrace to the release of a larger Phablet version of its standard device. Last year’s iPhone 7 Plus with its dual-camera setup proved this, with the company placing all of its higher end tech into the device. As such (again without confirmation) industry watchers are suggesting the iPhone 8 Plus will “definitely appear” alongside it’s smaller sibling. However, with little to go on but the rumors, you should once again take the following with a pinch of salt.

  • 5.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 380 ppi
  • iOS 11
  • Front mounted TouchID Fingerprint sensor
  • Internal storage 32/128/256 GB, 4GB RAM
  • 12MP dual rear camera, 7MP front camera
  • Non-removable Li-Ion (mAh?) battery
  • Colors Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, (Red?)

iPhone 8 Plus Expected Price: $769/£719/AU$1,269
Note:If the rumors of OLED curved display are accurate, this could push the price up by a huge 67%.

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Galaxy Note 8

2016’s Note 7 overheating debacle could have seen of the Phablet line of handsets. However, Samsung has discovered what caused the explosive issue and promised to redouble its efforts in preventing that from ever happening again. As such, and in direct opposition to what some industry watchers have said the Note lives on. And this year, a Galaxy Note 8 will emerge with what some rumors are suggesting will be a 4K display. One that is capable of pushing the envelope where mobile virtual reality is concerned with the help of Google’s DayDream platform.

Additionally, it’s entirely possible that we may see a readmittance of the Iris scanning technology that made its debut on the seven last year. Samsung spent significantly developing it, so it seems highly likely it will be there. Expected to be one of if not the most advanced handset this year, here’s a breakdown of its specs and price.

  • 5.7 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 773 ppi
  • Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat) or Android O
  • Snapdragon 835, or the Exynos 8895, both are 3Ghz Octa-Core chips
  • Internal storage 64GB with 6GB RAM or 128GB with 8GB RAM
  • 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • Iris scanner, front mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3800mAh? battery
  • Colors Gold, Silver, Black, Blue

Galaxy Note 8 Expected Price: $850/£749/AU$1,349

Google Pixel 2 OLED Display
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Google Pixel 2

Last year’s release of the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones came at a perfect time for Google. It enabled them to take advantage of Samsungs woes and move into and pick up sales from the prematurely defunct Note 7 space. A such, they became a huge hit selling much more than was previously expected. Now, in 2017, Google’s Senior Vice President of hardware, Rick Osterloh, has confirmed there will be a Google Pixel 2. In fact, there will be a new XL too, meaning that the company is dedicated to the line.

As for what is known about the smaller of the two devices, these are early days for the rumor mill. Meaning, there’s little information; however, we have been able to extrapolate enough spec information to give you an idea. As well as provide with an outline as to what you should expect to pay.

  • 5.2 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 500 ppi
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU
  • Internal storage 128/256GB, 6GB RAM
  • 16MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • Rear mounted fingerprint scanner, Face detection, Water resistant
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3600mAh? battery

Google Pixel 2 Expected Price: $699/£769/AU$1,129

Final Thoughts

Have you decided whether you will be purchasing the Galaxy S8, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, or Google Pixel 2 yet? Based on the prices provided above each one will be more expensive than their predecessor, so best start saving. In the meantime, as more information is released/leaked or speculated about each of them, we will keep you informed.