Samsung has finally (and officially) announced its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. This marks the company's first major smartphone release since the sad demise of the Galaxy Note7 last fall,. which prompted the company to implement a new 8-point battery safety check to the S8 and all future devices.


The Samsung Galaxy S8 is Samsung's first major design change since the Samsung Galaxy S6, when Samsung went with premium materials like metal and glass to construct a beautiful device. And beautiful these devices are. Both feature curved edges on both sides so there is no longer an 'edge'-specific model. The S8+ otherwise has the same features and specs at the S8 except for a larger display and battery.

Samsung is one of the first, if not the first, to launch with the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. As every other year, there will also be an Exynos version for some markets.

The camera sensor for the S8 duo appears to come from the S7 and Note7, but with promised tweaks in processing (Pixel-like image stacking) the camera should be even better. And we're digging the bump in front camera resolution - it was high time Samsung decommissioned those 5MP selfie shooters.


Features Of Samsung Galaxy S8 And Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus




Body: Polished aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass 5 front and back; IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. Arctic Silver, Orchid Grey, Black Sky, Maple Gold, and Coral Blue color schemes.
Display: 5.8"/6.2" Super AMOLED, 2,960x1440px resolution, 18.5:9 (2.06:1) aspect ratio, 571/529ppi; HDR 10 compliant (no Dolby Vision). 

Camera:12MP, f/1.7 aperture, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, OIS; multi-shot image stacking; 2160p/30fps video recording.
Front camera: 8MP, f/1.7 aperture, autofocus; 1440p/30fps video recording.
OS/Software: Android 7.0 Nougat; Samsung Grace UX; Bixby virtual assistant; Smart Connect, Smart Connect Home
Chipsets: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: octa-core CPU (4xKryo 280 + 4xCortex-A53), Adreno 540 GPU. Exynos 8895: octa-core CPU (4x2nd-gen Mongoose + 4xCortex-A53), Mali-G71 GPU.

Memory: 4GB of RAM (6GB option for some markets, probably later down the line); 64GB storage; microSD slot for cards up to 256GB, UFS cards support.

Battery: 3,000mAh/3,500mAh Li-Po (sealed); Adaptive Fast Charging (same as S7); QuickCharge 2.0 support; WPC&PMA wireless charging.

Connectivity: Single-SIM, Dual-SIM available in certain markets; LTE-A, 4-Band carrier aggregation, Cat.16/13 (1Gbps/150Mbps); USB Type-C (v3.1); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS, Beidou, Galileo; NFC; Bluetooth 5.0.

Misc: Fingerprint reader; iris recognition/face recognition; single speaker on the bottom; 3.5mm jack; bundled AKG headphones.

Specifications And Price Of Samsung Galaxy S8




NETWORK
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes



LAUNCH
Announced 2017, March
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, April 21st

BODY
Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in)
Weight:  155 g (5.47 oz)
Build:  Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
SIM:  Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM                      (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
                - Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
                 - IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

DISPLAY
Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 5.8 inches (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch:  Yes
Protection:  Corning Gorilla Glass 5
 - 3D Touch (home button only)
- Always-on display
- TouchWiz UI

PLATFORM
OS: Android OS, v7.0

Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - US model
Exynos 8895 Octa - EMEA

CPU:   Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - US model
Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz) - EMEA

GPU:  Adreno 540 - US model

MEMORY
Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
Internal: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

CAMERA
Primary: 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features:  1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video:  2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary:  8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, dual video call, Auto HDR

SOUND
Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker:  Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack: Yes
 - 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

COMMS
WLAN:  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, 
Wi-Fi:    Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC: Yes
Radio: No
USB: v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

FEATURES
Sensors:  Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser: HTML5
Java: No
 - Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
- Fast battery charging
- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
- ANT+ support
- S. Voice natural language commands and dictation
- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document editor

BATTERY
 Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

MISC
Colors Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold

PRICE 
Samsung Galaxy S8 Cost $720 in USD, costs 46,685 INR in India, cost 74,052 KES in Kenya and cost 226,000naira in Nigeria. It is available for preorder from March 30th and preorder customers will get free Gear VR with Controller and Oculus content pack and will fully be in store on April 21th, 2017.



Specifications And Price Of Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus




NETWORK
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

LAUNCH
Announced: 2017, March
Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, April 21st

BODY
Dimensions: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
Weight:  173 g (6.10 oz)
Build:   Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
SIM:     Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

DISPLAY
Type:     Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.2 inches (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution:   1440 x 2960 pixels (~529 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch: Yes
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 3D Touch (home button only)
- Always-on display
- TouchWiz UI

PLATFORM
OS:     Android OS, v7.0

Chipset:     Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - US model
Exynos 8895 Octa - EMEA

CPU: Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - US modelOcta-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz) - EMEA

GPU: Adreno 540 - US model

MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

CAMERA
Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features 1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, dual video call, Auto HDR

SOUND
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

FEATURES
Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
- Fast battery charging
- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
- ANT+ support
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document editor

BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery

MISC
Colors Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold


PRICE 
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus costs $850 which is 267,000Naira. It is available for preorder from March 30th and preorder customers will get free Gear VR with Controller and Oculus content pack and will fully be in store on April 21th, 2017.


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