Samsung has finally launched its 2017 flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 along with a larger sibling Galaxy S8 Plus model. Although, almost everything about the phone was already out weeks and weeks before the launch, but today the company has made it official.
Coming to the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch Quad-HD+ curved display whereas, the Galaxy S8 Plus is having a larger 6.2-inch Quad-HD+ display and both the devices are having rounded corners with super thin bezels.
It is powered by an Octa-Core 10nm processor but Samsung has not said a word whether it’s equipped with a Snapdragon or Exynos chipset. Moving on, there is 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
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In terms of photography, Samsung has opted to uses similar sensor that the company has used on the previous Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. It is a 12-megapixel with f/1.7 aperture, optical image stabilization, and the company says it’s further improved in terms of post processing. For selfies, it is using a new 8-megapixel autofocus camera.
Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus runs on the latest Android 7.0 (Nougat) operating system and the phone is having a new feature called “Bixby” with a dedicated physical button aka “Bixby Button” which performs tasks similar to the Google Now.
Some of the biggest changes on the Galaxy S8 include switching of capacitive touch buttons on the front to on-screen navigation buttons and the fingerprint scanner is also moved to the rear-side just along-side to the camera module.
Samsung Galaxy S8 packs a 3000 mAh battery, whereas, the S8 Plus is having 3500 mAh battery and both the models support fast charging & wireless charging as well.
S8 and S8 Plus will be going on sale from April 21 in midnight black, orchid gray, arctic silver, coral blue and maple gold color options and pre-booking will start from March 30 onwards in the United States.
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy S8|
|5.8-inch Quad HD+ (2960 x 1440)||6.2-inch Quad HD+ (2960 x 1440)|
Android (7.0 Nougat)
Octa-Core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad)
|12MP Rear Camera With OIS (f/1.9), 8MP Front AF Camera|
IP68 Water Resistant, Samsung Dex, Iris scanner, face recognition, and 3.5mm headphone jack 😉