Samsung Galaxy S8 – The smartphone without limits

Samsung has launched its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones.

The new smartphones “push the boundaries of traditional smartphones” and feature a “seamless hardware design and a variety of new service offerings”.

The devices’ features include an Infinity Display and an array of new services and apps.

The Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch display with a bezel-less design, made from Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Galaxy S8+ features a similar 6.2-inch display.

Other standout features of the devices include:

  • Premium camera – 8MP F1.7 smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera.
  • Powerful hardware – The industry’s first 10nm processor, gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi ready.
  • Great entertainment – Certified by the UHD Alliance as Mobile HDR Premium.
  • Security – The devices feature Samsung Knox, and a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, and facial recognition.
  • Durability – The S8 and S8+ are IP68 water and dust resistant.
  • Personal assistant – The devices feature Bixby, an intelligent interface that will help users get more out of their phone.

Samsung DeX turns your smartphone into a desktop

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ also “offer a robust portfolio of products and services”, elevating the devices for premiere mobile productivity and connectivity, said Samsung.

This includes compatibility with the new Gear VR with controller, and the new Gear 360 – which can create 4K 360-degree videos and 15MP photos.

Samsung also punted its DeX solution, which “transforms your smartphone into a desktop”.

“With Samsung DeX, users can easily display and edit data from their phone, making working from a smartphone faster and smarter,” said Samsung.

Samsung Pay, high-performance earphones tuned by AKG by Harman, and support for wireless charging also come standard.

“The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available starting on 21 April, and will be offered in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold.”

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
Specifications Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8+
Dimensions 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
Weight 155g 173g
OS Android 7.0 Android 7.0
Display 5.8″ Quad HD+ (2,960 x 1,440) 6.2″ Quad HD+ (2,960 x 1,440)
Processor Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) 64 bit / Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) 64 bit Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) 64 bit / Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) 64 bit
RAM 4GB 4GB
Storage 64GB, MicroSD up to 256GB 64GB, MicroSD up to 256GB
Rear Camera 12MP OIS (F1.7) 12MP OIS (F1.7)
Front Camera 8MP AF (F1.7) 8MP AF (F1.7)
Network LTE Cat. 16 LTE Cat. 16
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, NFC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, NFC
Battery 3,000mAh 3,500mAh

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