On 29th March 2017, Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. This is the first smartphone powered by a 10nm Processor. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will go on sale on 21st April. Is it the iPhone 7 killer? Let’s find out by discussing the Samsung galaxy S8 & S8 Plus specifications. But first check out: Samsung Galaxy S8 Benchmark Scores.
The highlight of both the phones is the end-to-end infinite bezel-less display that looks absolutely stunning. Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 5.8 inch Quad HD+ Screen while the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ screen. This massive display doesn’t make the devices look too big; thanks to the bezel-less design. Also, the Display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front as well as the rear side. Samsung has moved the fingerprint scanner to the rear side in order to achieve the bezel-less design. Galaxy S8 also has Facial Recognition feature. The Samsung Galaxy S8 no longer has the physical Home Button.
S8 – 5.8-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display with 570ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
S8+ – 6.2-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display with 529ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU (US Version)
Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 Processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU (International Version)
4GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB storage (UFS 2.1), 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 128GB storage (UFS 2.1), expandable memory with microSD
Android Nougat 7.1.1
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture (Sony IMX333 Sensor)
8MP auto focus front-facing camera, f/1.7 aperture
Water and Dust-resistant (IP68)
Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor and Pressure Sensor.
S8 : 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm
S8 Plus: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm
S8 Plus: 173g
Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0, NFC, MST
S8 – 3000mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless charging
S8 Plus – 3500mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless charging
Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
The specifications look great on the paper. With the Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus, a whole new era of smartphones will begin. Let’s see who good are the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 when compared to the Apple A10 Fusion. We will find out soon enough when we perform benchmarks and real life tests.
The price of Samsung Galaxy S8 starts at $750 (Rs. 49,000 approximately) while the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus price starts at $850 (Rs. 55,000 approximately). Compared to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the pricing is great. Without a doubt, Galaxy S8 is the best smartphone in the world right now!
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be available to be preordered from March 30th. For the UK Customers, it is available to be preordered from the Sky TV. In the US, you can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus using the best buy deals of AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.