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Samsung officially announces the S8 and the S8+


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Today Samsung officially announced the Samsung S8 and S8+ at the event in New York and London.

Again this year there are two variant for the Samsung flagship line up, the Galaxy S8 is the smaller of the two variant and can be termed the direct successor to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The Samsung S8 has a 5.8-inches (Super) AMOLED display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 (WQHD+).

This resolution is user adjustable, with the S8 will be able to switch from the above resolution to either FHD+ (2280 x 1080) or HD+ (1480 x 720). The Samsung Galaxy S8 will have a single 12MP sensor on the rear and an 8MP sensor in front, the home button is built into the screen of the device (invisible Home Button).

There will be two memory configurations: a 4GB RAM + 64GB model and a 6GB RAM + 128GB model. Both models can be expanded via a MicroSD card slot that accepts up to 256GB cards.

Samsung has equipped the S8 with a 3000mAh battery and pre-installed the phone with Android 7.0 Nougat. The phone weighs 152g and has a dimension of 148.9×68.1×8.0 (mm).

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Quick Specs of the Samsung Galaxy S8 are

  • Body: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm, 152g
  • Screen: 5.8” Super AMOLED, 1,440 x 2960px resolution (586ppi)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage; 6GB RAM + 128GB storage; microSD slot
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Battery: 3,000mAh with fast Charging both on wired and wireless

Quick look at the specs of the bigger brother of the S8 is the Samsung S8+ specs are

  • Body: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm, 173g
  • Screen: 6.2” Super AMOLED, 1,440 x 2,960px resolution (531ppi)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage; 6GB RAM + 128GB storage; microSD slot
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Battery: 3,500mAh with fast Charging both on wired and wireless

Both phone will have

  • 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture
  • 18.5:9 aspect ratio
  • 8MP front-facing camera, f/1.7 aperture
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Heart rate sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Iris scanner, Barometer
  • IP68 ratings water and dust resistance, IP68 standards to ensure that it is water resistant. Now, you can use your smartphone in wet environments.
  • Bluetooth Dual audio in which you can Stream audio from one smartphone to up to two Bluetooth headsets or speakers simultaneously. You can adjust the volume levels for each device independently, allowing users to listen comfortably.
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0, NFC

The Galaxy S8+ sports the same resolution as the above Samsung Galaxy S8 but gets a larger 6.2-inch display. It is powered by the same 2.4GHz processor and comes with same memory configuration mentioned above. The S8+ will have a single 12MP sensor on the rear and an 8MP sensor in front.

With the Galaxy S8+ having a larger screen means the S8+ deserves a bigger battery and it gets compensated with an extra 500mAh (3500mAh). The Galaxy S8+ is heavier with a weight of 173g and measures 159.5×73.4×8.1 (mm). It runs Android 7.0 Nougat as well and comes with the same accessories. It will also be available in gold, blue, and black.

Both phones with have with Samsung calls Infinity Display

  • Always On display – View various information, such as a clock or calendar, even when the screen is off.
  • Multi window – You can run two apps simultaneously without changing the screen. If you use the snap window feature, you can select an area and pin it to the top of the screen and use other apps or features in the lower window.
  • Edge screen – With various Edge panels, you can access frequently used features quickly and easily. You can also capture an area of content and share it with others.

In the UK pre-orders will open tomorrow (30th March) until the 20th April then pre-orders will start to be shipped the 21st April, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will launch on the 28th April in UK and Europe. In the UK, the Galaxy S8 will retail at £689 and the Galaxy S8+ will retail at £779.

There are five colours, Midnight Black and Orchid Grey and Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, But the UK will only get Midnight Black Orchid Grey and Arctic Silver, maybe the other colours will be released later on as special editions.

Both the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ will be available from Vodafone, Three O2, EE in the UK.


Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

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