Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung recently announced their upcoming Flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the Launch event on March 29th, 2017. As every year Samsung is coming with innovative features and this time it is BIG, it is really BIG!
Both Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available globally on April 21st, 2017.
Samsung Galaxy S8 will be priced at $750*
Samsung Galaxy S8+ will be priced at $850*
(*Pricing may slightly vary depending on the region).

Without further delay, Let me dive in and tell you what exactly we get in Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.


 

1. Display

Every time Samsung Gives a tougher and tougher competition for their rivals and we cannot compare the Samsung’s Super AMOLED Display with any other smartphone displays out there.
Yes, you heard it right, They have bumped up the screen size on both of their new flagships.
The screen might be bigger but Samsung claims it is easier to hold because of proper weight distribution and curved architecture.

Samsung termed it has “Infinity Display” as it sports bezel-less, full frontal, edge-to-edge screen.
Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with 5.8 inches (570 ppi)
Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes with 6.2 inches (529 ppi).

The Resolution of the display is been changed a bit from its predecessor and has got 1440 x 2960 pixels and therefore the display ratio will be 18:5:9.
This will be very useful for those who always use multi-windows to increase their productivity.

2. Camera

We all know the Camera performance of Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge as it was the top-notch camera in the smartphone sector and we can expect the same or better results from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+.
Though S8/S8+ will be coming with the same camera sensors, Samsung reported that it will be having better image processing and Camera Algorithm through their software.

Rear Camera comes with 12MP Dual Pixel sensors, F 1.7 lens, and can capture 4K videos whereas the front (selfie) camera is much improved with 8MP, F 1-7 lens, Smart focus that intelligently tracks your face and takes beautiful shots.

camera

3. Performance

People buy smartphones based on several factors but I personally buy smartphones based on their performance.
Not only me, Most of us love to get the best performance for the money we spend on our smartphones. Who would like to have a device that won’t launches the apps quickly, Continous lags, apps running out of memory, taking a lot of time to process anything?Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ uses the world’s first 10nm processor.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ uses the world’s first 10nm processor.
10 nm processor is extremely faster and increases the battery efficiency.
Samsung will be using Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835 (US model) or Exynos 8895 and Adreno 540 GPU.

S8/S8+ supports Cat-16 for faster LTE connectivity and 1024-QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) which increases the download speed by 20% and faster Wifi.

Processor
Snapdragon 835
Exynos 8895

4. Security/Privacy

Privacy matters a lot and Samsung gives higher priority for our privacy by implementing many innovative features.
Both S8 and S8+ has got the best Iris scanner coupled with Facial recognition and the fastest Fingerprint sensor that resides at the back right after the camera. Now you don’t need to wake the device to unlock, you just need to touch the fingerprint sensor and boom it unlocks quickly.

The secure folder is an exclusive feature to Samsung galaxy devices to secure your important files/folders by adding an additional layer of security and the files and folders which you add in this section can be seen only by you.
Samsung Knox secures your device at the chip level and has been approved by the governments worldwide.

iris scanner
fingerprint sensor
Knox
secure folder

5. Software

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ comes with Android 7.0 with Latest TouchWiz skin which is much refined and clean.
All new Samsung Pay app is now full fledged and can be used with Visa, MasterCard certified.
Additional Apps like Samsung Connect, Samsung Pass will take user experience to the next level.


 

6. Hardware

Even though their Software is not as polished as Google’s Stock Android, Their Hardware is always premium which is made with metal and Gorilla Glass 5 which provides multi-layer protection to the screen.

S8/S8+ comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Internal storage along with an external SD card slot that allows you to expand up to 256 GB.

3.5mm jack with 24-bit/192kHz audio gives you the best audio experience.

Samsung Galaxy S8 lodges Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery whereas S8+ lodges Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery. For the screen Size and its resolution, the battery does not suffice and might not provide you a battery back up one complete working day.

Note: – As Samsung has implemented 10nm processor, this may impact the battery life and provide long lasting battery


 

Miscellaneous

– Better Audio Playback as they have included improved audio drivers. In addition, you will be getting AKG earphones which Samsung claims more powerful.

IP68-rated water and dust resistance will protect your smartphones from water spills or dust.
(Water resistant up to 1.5m of water for 30 minutes)

– The introduction of New Virtual Assistant Bixby. Samsung spoke much about this Virtual Assistant and Bixby can Talk, See, Recommend, and Remind.
There are numerous features that we can avail from Bixby but we need to explore and get used it but they have disclosed few features.
With Bixby, you do not need to type each and everything in the search boxes as voice search is so powerful and can search and get any information instantly.
Focus the camera on a landmark to get the information about a particular place and its surroundings.

– First Device to have Bluetooth v5.0.


Stay Tuned for More S8/S8+ News!

  • Design 95%
  • Performance 100%
  • Price 85%