Samsung today officially announced their new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at the “Galaxy UNPACKED 2017” event in New York City.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs and Feature
The new Samsung S8 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD+ display with an extra wide aspect ratio of 18.5:9, the Samsung S8 have the (1,440 x 2,960px) resolution. Also notice the rounded corners of the screen. Iris recognition has added to this facial recognition as well.
The new Samsung S8 powered by 2.35GHz octa-core for high-performance and 1.9GHz for low power. The Samsung S8 comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs with 64GB of fast UFS 2.1 storage, that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S8 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The f1.7 lenses have Smart Optical Image Stabilization, Real-Time HDR mode and other features for taking great photos. Samsung says the S8 will still take better photos thanks to a variety of under-the-hood software improvements and a new multi-image processor.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 are the first phones to launch with 1 gigabit LTE, thanks to the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 chipsets. Different countries get a different chipset, but performance should be very similar between the two.
The Samsung S8 will be ships with Android 7.0 and the company’s new Samsung Experience skin. A newly announced ‘DeX’ dock allows S8 users to use the phone in a Windows 10 Continuum-like desktop operating system environment. The dock allows S8 owners to connect their smartphone to any HDMI compatible TV or computer monitor. With two full-sized USB ports, users can use their existing PC keyboard and mouse with the device.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 packs by a 3,000mAh battery will be feature Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging (the relatively old Quick Charge 2.0 is also supported). There’s fast wireless charging too, both WPC and PMA. The Galaxy S8 is waterproof and the screen protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 5.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will go on sale on April 21 in the US (here for pricing details), while European availability is scheduled for April 28. The new Galaxy S8 will launch in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold.