Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Plus) are no more a subject of speculation as the Korean technology giant made it official at the unpacked event held today in NewYork. Both phones were nothing short of the worst kept secret since more or less most of the specification and features had already leaked ahead of the official unpacking. None the less, Samsung’s 2017 flagships have a lot to impress, including the new design line and the Infinity display.
The S8 and S8+ come with 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch bezel-less curved edge-to-edge Super AMOLED displays. The new duo has also earned HDR 10 premium certification. Samsung has made home button invisible and it’s now placed underneath the display. This button also relays haptic feedback just like the new iPhones.
Samsung claims that it has taken its camera to the next level by adding a multi-frame processor to the Galaxy S7’s 12-megapixel dual pixel camera. For selfie lover, Samsung has added an 8MP autofocus camera on the front. Both phones come with IP68 water and dust resistant.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus include 3000mAh and 3500mAh explosion-proof batteries, respectively.
Besides top-notch hardware, the Galaxy S8 will be running Android 7.0 Nougat based software. Samsung has also integrated Bixby, a new smart assistant with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Unlike other smart bots, this one has control over Galaxy S8 hardware as well. For instance, you can simply ask it to click the building in front of you and send it to any person in your contact list.
And yes, S8 and S8+ will come bundled with a pair of $99 wired Harmon AKG headphones.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Specifications
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S8||Samsung Galaxy S8+|
|Display||5.8-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels), AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5, HDR 10||6.2-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels), AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5, HDR 10|
|Processor||Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor||Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor|
|Internal Storage||64GB/ 128GB||64GB/ 128GB|
|Software||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Primary Camera||12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture||12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture|
|Secondary Camera||8MP, F/1.7 aperture||8MP, F/1.7 aperture|
|Dimensions and Weight||148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm and 152 grams||159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm and 173 grams|
|Battery||3,000 mAh, fast charging||3,500 mAh, fast charging|
|Others||4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack, Iris scanner, Fingerprint sensor||4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack, Iris scanner, Fingerprint sensor|
|Starting Price||$750 (Roughly Rs. 48,660)||$850 (Roughly Rs. 55,140)|