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).
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).
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.
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.