Finally, Samsung has announced the most awaited flagship device of 2017 named as Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. While the competition is tough, Samsung has tried to fill up all those gaps where devices such as LG G6 is lacking. Here, we will talk about the new Galaxy S8.
The phone is having all those expected features which as termed as rumor before. The main highlight of the phone is it comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 and it has a special virtual assistant named Bixby. The assistant is own developed by the company and could be a huge competitor of the popular assistants such as Apple Siri, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortona.
One more stunning features embedded inside the phone is iris recognition which was only seen in Samsung Galaxy Note 7, discontinued due to battery issues. The biometric recognition uses iris to unlock the device and a lot more couple of exciting tasks. Samsung Galaxy S8 also features a fingerprint scanner placed on the rear side placed after camera.
They also has installed a new feature called Samsung Dex which allows users to convert smartphone into a computer when you dock it into monitor, keyboard and mouse. The phone is water and dust resistant and comes with IP68 rating like the flagship LG G6. Galaxy S8 is running Samsung based skin which is topped on Android Nougat.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Price in US, India & Availability
While the company itself has not commented on the price of both S8 and S8+, The Verge has mentioned the price of US. The price of S8 is in between $720 to $750 which is Rs 46,000 to Rs 48000 approx. While in the US, it is priced at $720 but we have mentioned in between as because it may vary for other countries.
Talking about the availability of this smartphone it goes live on sale on 21st April 2017. The phone will be available in four colour variants which are Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold.
Buy Samsung Galaxy S8 Online: Where to Buy?
The phone goes live on sale on 21st April 2017 and as of now you can only wait for it. Company will offer pre-registration process to handle the crowd which is starting from today, 30th March 2017.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Key Features
》 The brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 features 5.8-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display with pixel density of 570ppi topped with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. There’s no doubt that S8 is featuring stunning display.
》 The Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset Snapdragon 835 SoC which is an octa-core processor with 4 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and 4 cores at 1.7GHz coupled with Adreno 540 GPU and this is for US variant. While in other markets (including India), it is sporting Samsung Exynos 9 Series Exynos 8895 SoC which is almost similar to Snapdragon chipset and that’s too an octa-core processor with 4 cores clocked at 2.35GHz and 4 cores at 1.9GHz coupled with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU.
》Galaxy S8 houses 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) of inbuilt storage which is further expandable upto 128GB using microSD card. There’s also a variant available with 6GB of RAM but that’s not for markets such as India.
》Talking about the software, it has latest Android Nougat on it which is basically customised by Samsung like in other devices.
》Now, let’s talk about the Optics on this phone. The S8 features a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash. Also, it has f/1.7 aperture which will help users to get shallow depth of feel or you can say background blur effect. Sensor size is if 1/2.55″. Also it has, OIS, 1.4µm pixel size. Apart from that, if we look up at the front cameras, that’s too amazing. It has a 8-megapixel auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size and 80-degree wide-angle lens helps you cover more areas in the picture. So, if you’re thinking only 12-megapixel you have to learn more about how cameras work. That’s not the megapixel which makes it great.
》The phone is water and dust resistant and comes with IP68 rating. Also, it sports a fingerprint scanner on the back beside the camera.
》Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy S8 includes 4G LTE (Cat. 16), Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and GPS.
》Senors on the S8 includes, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor and Pressure Sensor.
》Talking about the battery life, it houses 3000mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging. Yes, it also supports wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Full Specifications
|Release date||March 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||148.90 x 68.10 x 8.00|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000|
|Colours||Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold|
|Screen size (inches)||5.80|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||570|
|Processor make||Samsung Exynos 8895|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256|
|Operating System||Android 7.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
Samsung Galaxy S8 Company’s Launch Statement
“The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ usher in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy.”
Samsung Galaxy S8+ is also launched at the same event and we are going to that soon.