Samsung has launched the latest and modern handset of 2017, which is the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The detailed information about these smart phones has been revealed and it is hoped that this smart phone will be released in the market in short time. The official launching of the smart phone at Lincoln Center in New York and it is confirmed that some minor details about the handset, which are not provided to us. The users will get this handset in the market in its 2017 flagships.
Design & Display
There are two variants of this handset, Galaxy, which were launched and the first one is regular Galaxy S8 and it is added by the features on the display and the screen size of the handset is 5.8 inch and they are more what users will get on Galaxy Note series. The other handset, Galaxy S8+ is added with 6.2 inch screen and the display of the handsets are featured with resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and it is about 570 pixels per inch for the handset, Galaxy S8 and 529 pixels per inch for Galaxy S8+.
They have infinity display on both handsets and it sets a new standard in industry and it offers expanded screen size but it is lacked with bigger footprint. The handset, Galaxy S8/S8+ has the features of best design in industry and it is considered best handset of Samsung. The handset has edge to edge Infinity Display melts over frame of phone and on the front top of the handset, there is usual sensor placements with front camera and IRIS scanner.
Samsung has taken the massive step to leave the iconic home button and it has multitasking keys, which are replaced and the viewers can get the pressure sensitive home button and software keys. This handset is added with haptic feedback to give the satisfaction of real button and the home button was replaced from front and fingerprint scanner is placed on new place and it is located near to camera on the back side and it looks awkward for some people and they should be prepared for smudges on camera.
The handset has the button placement and power button is provided on left hand and volume keys are present on left side of the handset. There is additional button near the volume keys and it is used to activate new assistant, Bixby of Samsung. The users will have USB type-C port, loud speaker and 3.5 mm headphone jack on the bottom of the device.
The handset is added with front camera on Galaxy S8 and S8+ with some improvement and on front side, there is 8 MP camera with F1.7 lens and it has the features of auto-focus. The camera on the back side of the device, Galaxy S8 and S8+ is same as 12 MP with F1.7 lens.
There is improvement in image processing and camera software takes multiple shots and makes them combine in one high quality photo to give brighter and sharper images. It is added with camera to integrate Bixby vision and it can be used to scan and return the information.
Hardware & Storage
The handset, Galaxy S8 and S8+ has the new standard in industry to give the performance. It is featured with first 10 nm processor in the smart phone and galaxy S8 & S8+ is provided with 10% better performance with GPU, which is 21 % more capability and the power consumption, which is reduced by 20%, when you compare it with the previous model.
The users can do their day to day multitasking, and launching apps and it will be faster than before to decrease their power consumption.
The handsets, Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be provided in the market in 2 variants including Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor or Exunos Series 8895 chip and these handsets have 4GB RAM, which is same to Galaxy S7 and the 6GB variant of Galaxy S8 & S8+ is expected but Samsung decided that 4 GB is enough for this smart phone. This handset has the internal storage capacity of 64 GB and it can be further enhanced through insertion of microSD card.
Now Samsung has announced that their newest virtual assistant handset is Bixby and it is rival to Siri of Apple and assistant to Google. It is an AI system and it is designed to make the life easier. The users will have to carry out the research work and answer the questions and they should try to help the use of their smart phone.
With the introduction of Bixby with Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung will be able to perform all tasks and the user is being able to talk with phone and they do not need to touch it.
The users can ask Bixby to rotate the photo in the gallery for the users and they send last, which they take to someone. We will get more information about this handset in the coming weeks.
Battery, Connectivity & Security
The battery in both handsets, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is the differentiating factor. The handset, S8 is added with 3000 mAh battery and S8+ has 3500 mAh battery capacity. The handset is added with USB Type-C is looking normal and there is no surprise that the handset, galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is featured with Type-C charging port.
The handset, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is featured with regular connectivity solutions like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi direct, NFC and Wi-Fi and this handset is also supported with 1024 QAM and Cat 16 LTE to make it able to have faster download and network speeds of 20% more than the handset, Galaxy S7. It has IRIS scanner looks of the return on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and it is complemented with new face recognition feature and let them to unlock their phone at the fast speeds.
Availability & Pricing
Samsung has started the pre-order of the handsets, Galaxy S8 Plus and S8 plus on 30th March in US only and the prices of the handsets will be set by their carriers. The price of the handset in UK is £689 (PKR 89,566) and the S8+ at £779 (PKR 101,282). Both the handsets will be provided in the market for sale on 21st April.
- Android Nougat 7.0 (Grace UI)
- Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (S8) / 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (S8+)
5.8-inches, 1440 x 2960, 570 ppi, Always-On display, Gorilla Glass 5 (S8) / 6.2-inches, 1440 x 2960, 529 ppi, Always-On display, Gorilla Glass 5 (S8+)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card
- Primary camera: 12MP, f/1.7, OIS, LED flash, 4K recording
- Secondary camera: 8MP, f/1.7, 2k recording, Autofocus
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0
- USB-C v3.1
- Sensors: IRIS scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
- Battery: 3,000mAH (S8) / 3,500mAh (S8+)