Samsung Officially Unveils Galaxy S8 And S8+ At Its Unpacked Event

Samsung today at it's event officially took wraps off it's new flagship smartphones -the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The design is radical departure of S7 Edge, as you can see in the depicted pictures what a great evolution it is.

The two variants mostly differ in screen size-

Galaxy S8 - 5.8"
Galaxy S8+ - 6.2"

Both are super AMOLED displays with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9 and both flaunts same resolution of 1,440 x 2,960 pixels. This time Samsung has used world's first Ultra Dynamic Range certified screen, but not much details have been disclosed. Moreover the glass has now been upgraded to Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and are IP68 certified (waterproof).

Samsung Galaxy S8


Company has finally ditched the hardware control buttons and have now pressure-sensitive on screen buttons. Plus, Samsung claims its tactile feedback is better than Apple’s.

With these new flagship handsets Samsung introduces it's own smart digital assistant - Bixby, a dedicated button is there to use this intelligent assistant. There are 3 things that Bixby can do- it can answer to your voice queries, it can see the world around it too as it can use camera to search visually. Finally, there’s a hub on the homescreen similar to Google Now.

On the rear side there's a dual camera setup, sadly same 12MP Dual Pixel Sensor that company used in S7 but with improved software. But the front facing sensor got a hardware upgrade, it now has an 8MP sensor and autofocus (with clever face detection).

Both the handsets are powered by 10nm Octa-core, 64-bit processor - Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 chipsets, different chipsets for different countries. But the South Korea giant claims that the performance would be very similar. Both S8 and S8+ are the first smartphones to come with 1 gigabit LTE.

Memory section includes 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB built-in storage. But only China and Korean regions will get the higher memory option rest of the world will get the 4GB/64GB variant. But you don't have to worry about that as there's a UFS/microSD hybrid card slot!

Needless to say both will come with Android Nougat OS pre-installed.

Battery power for S8 is 3,000mAh battery, and for S8+ comes with slightly larger battery of 3,500mAh. Both are sealed and feature Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging there’s fast wireless charging too, both WPC and PMA.

These duo of new smartphones will be available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold color options. Both will go on sale starting April 21 in the US, while the date for the European regions is April 28.

As far as the price is concerned, the S8 will cost $750/€809, while the S8+ will set you back at $850/€909.

The Galaxy Note 7 debacle has put a dent on Samsung, with these new flagship devices Samsung will be hoping to regain reputation and boost it's sales


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Samsung Galaxy S8

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Samsung Galaxy S8

Benny Singh
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