Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ are official

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ are official




The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now official! Both devices are sporting huge display sizes, with the Galaxy S8 now at 5.8-inches and the Galaxy S8+ at a whopping 6.2-inches. The Galaxy S8/S8+ managed to do this by maximizing the front panel with almost an all-screen design.

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs:

5.8-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD+ Infinity display @ 2960×1440 pixels, 568ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Samsung Exynos 8895 64-bit 10nm octa-core CPU (4 ARM Cortex A53 1.7GHz + 4 Exynos M1 2.3GHz)
Mali G71MP20 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
Expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
8 megapixel front-facing auto-focus camera with f/1.7 aperture
Dual SIM (hybrid), dual LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
GPS with aGPS support, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
Fast Wireless Charging
Fingerprint Scanner
Heart-Rate Sensor
Iris Scanner
IP68 rating
Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz
Samsung Bixby, Bixby Vision
3,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Colors: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver

Each box of the Galaxy S8 will come with an AKG earphones. In the Philippines, only the black and gold will be initially released to be followed by the grey.

Unlike the S7 and S7 Edge, this time around Samsung made the design of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ exactly the same with only the size being different. Both handsets now feature a curved display, much like the Note7.


 

Samsung Galaxy S8+ specs:
6.2-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD+ Infinity display @ 2960×1440 resolution, 531ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Samsung Exynos 8895 64-bit 10nm octa-core chip
4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.7GHz + 4 x Exynos M1 2.3GHz
Mali G71MP20 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
Expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
8 megapixel front-facing auto-focus camera with f/1.7 aperture
Dual SIM (hybrid), dual LTE
WiFi
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
GPS with aGPS support, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
Fast Wireless Charging
Fingerprint Scanner
Heart-Rate Sensor
Iris Scanner
IP68 rating
Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz
Samsung Bixby, Bixby Vision
3,500mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Colors: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver

Each box of the Galaxy S8 will come with an AKG earphones. In the Philippines, only the black and gold will be initially released to be followed by the grey. For the Philippines, the variant that will be available is the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have an unusual 18.5:9 aspect ratio which brings the maximum resolution at 2960×1440 (WQHD+). However, the resolution can be adjusted to either HD+ (1480 x 720 pixels) or full HD+ (2220 x 1080 pixels).

Samsung is has set the local media launch on April 20, 2017. You can read our Samsung Galaxy S8 Review here.

Related stories:

* Watch our full video review of the Galaxy S8
* 8 Winning Features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+
* Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy S7: What’s Different
* Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs. LG G6: Battle of Big Screens
* Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Galaxy S7 Edge: What’s Different



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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5 Responses

  1. wew says:

    Just like before, it’s almost perfect. ALMOST.

    Samsung, please put a lot of resources to make Touch Wiz a lot more refined and buttery-smooth. Or if you can’t, switch to a stock Android and just put features exclusive to Samsung Galaxy devices, just like what Oneplus did to their phone, having a stock android but with added features from Oneplus.

    Because using a flagship smartphone that is lagging after few months of use and having frame drops just by scrolling through the home screen is not acceptable. Do this and Samsung will definitely be an iPhone killer.

    Other things that will make Android definitely an iPhone killer is if they make Android more refined, and if they tweak the apps in such a way that apps will flawlessly work with screens that are not 16:9.

    • Lei says:

      Android was built using cache technology.. this feature make the phone faster while its new.. but in the matter of time it can make your phone slower and slower.. to keep its performace.. always clean caches and avoid cache processes.. in that way your phone behavior will not change even how long ur using it.

  2. Gian says:

    Are you 100% sure that it’s dual LTE? I have unlimited LTE that I grandfathered from Smart and I don’t wanna give it up so I’m thinking of getting this phone from Globe and pop my Smart SIM on the second slot.

  3. Lei says:

    Interesting.. but wait.. make sure that there are no BUGS.. i honestly discourage to buy latest phones since the release of note 7.. that was horrible.. i will wait on the actual period which i can make sure the unit is safe enough.. i believe that there is no perfect in technology.. but please make it safe for crying our loud..

  4. JM says:

    If it uses the same battery for s7 edge then no problem as I have unit for more than than a year and still works flawlessly

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