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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+: Full specs, top features and everything you need to know
 

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+: Full specs, top features and everything you need to know

 Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+: Full specs, top features and everything you need to know

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ mark a fresh start for Samsung after the disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7. It’s no surprise then that trust and safety were two very important keywords at Samsung’s Unpacked 2017. Samsung builds some beautiful phones. The Note 7 was a beautiful phone. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are very beautiful phones as well. But, unlike the Note 7, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have a lot of added responsibility on their shoulders. It won’t be easy. Still, you can’t take away the fact that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ look like pretty amazing phones, at least for now.

“The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ usher in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world,” DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics said. “The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy,” he added.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ launched with Infinity display, Bixby AI & DeX productivity tool

The new Galaxy S phones from Samsung are an evolved lot that have plenty under the hood to make one excited. They have a fancy new edge-to-edge design, lots of horsepower courtesy a next-gen mobile processor, improved cameras and smart AI tricks. The new Galaxy S phones also have as many as three modes of biometric authentication, and a feature that lets you connect these phones to a monitor the way Microsoft’s Windows Continuum does.

Specifications:

Processor: The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895 64 bit (10nm-based) processor. The company has, so far, been launching only its Exynos-based Galaxy S flagship phones in India, so chances are Exynos 8895-based Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ would be coming to India. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-based Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be sold in the US.

RAM: Both the phones come with 4GB RAM. There was no mention of a 6 gig RAM version at Unpacked, but, chances are the company may launch such a variant later like it did in the case of the Note 7. If this happens, chances are the 6GB RAM Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ would be exclusive to China.

Internal storage: Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with 64GB of internal memory which is expandable by up to 256GB via a microSD card.

Screen: The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with Samsung calls as an Infinity display. Both the phones boast of an edge-to-edge screen and an unusual 18.5:9 aspect ratio instead of a regular 16:9. While the Galaxy S8 is a 5.8-inch phone, the Galaxy S8+ has a 6.2-inch screen. Both the phones have a 2960×1440 pixel (WQHD+) resolution and Super AMOLED panels. Both the phones have an always-on display.

Rear camera: Both the phones come with a 12-megapixel (Dual Pixel) rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilisation.

Front camera: On the front, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ sport an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus.

Software: Both the phones run Android Nougat-based TouchWiz.

Battery: While the Galaxy S8 has a 3,000mAh battery, the Galaxy S8+ has a larger 3,500mAh battery inside. Both the phones support fast and wireless charging.

Special features:

— Both the Galaxy S8 and the S8+, from the onset, are exact replicas of each other. The S8+ is simply a larger Galaxy S8 with a bigger battery. Samsung isn’t launching a new Edge phone this year, because probably, both its new Galaxy S phones have just the right amount of curves and Edge-functionality built right into them. There was no need for a stand-alone curved-display phone this year round.

— Both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ still boast of a glass and metal body, but unlike their predecessor phones, Samsung’s 2017 flagships have near bezel-less screens. These have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front as well as on the back.

— The front, in the case of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, is clean and without any buttons. Contrary to reports, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones do have a front-mounted home button, only that it is software-based now. So are the back and recent keys. These phones also come with a dedicated Bixby button.

— Bixby is Samsung’s take on Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant. It responds to both touch and voice and has the ability to translate as many as 52 languages. Apple’s Siri, for your reference, maxes out at 30. “At launch, Bixby’s Voice function will integrate with several Samsung native apps and features including Camera, Contacts, Gallery, Messages and Settings, with the plan to expand its capabilities to include more Samsung and third-party apps in the near future,” Samsung said. Bixby, for instance, can be used to search for images. Also, it can be used to get details about nearby places.

— The Galaxy S8 and the S8+ have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that lies adjacent to the camera module. In addition, Samsung’s new Galaxy S-phones also come with an iris scanner and facial recognition for added security. Samsung Knox and Samsung Pay are also built-in.

— Just like their predecessor phones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are IP68-certified for water and dust resistance.

— Samsung has also announced a dock and a feature called DeX that is very similar to Microsft’s Windows Continuum. “Samsung DeX is a unique solution that transforms your smartphone into a desktop by providing a secure desktop-like experience. With Samsung DeX, users can easily display and edit data from their phone, making working from a smartphone faster and smarter,” the company said.

Also Read: As it happened: Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ with infinity screen launched, sale from April 21

Price and availability: The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available globally starting from April 21 in as many as five colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold. Price will vary from region to region.

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