Samsung Electronics unveiled it latest Galaxy flagship smartphone, Galaxy S8 and S8+ at Samsung Unpacked 2017 event at New York.
“The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ usher in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy.”
The new Galaxy S8 and S8+ deliver a new cutting-edge technology and design by having Infinity Display (almost border-less display), powerful performance 10nm FinFet processor, first device with Bluetooth 5.0, Bixby the AI interface out of the device and much more.
Hardware wise, the S8 sports a 5.8-inch with 2,960 x 1,440 QHD+ ultra wide 18.5:9 display ratio where the S8+ get a bigger display at 6.2-inch with same resolution display. The display now feature Mobile HDR PREMIUM that let you see the same vibrant colors and contrasts that filmmakers intended.
Like the S7 edge, the S8 & S8+ is sandwiches with metal and glass, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The Galaxy S8 & S8+ are equipped with the same camera sensor from the S7, 12 megapixel f/1.7 dual pixel rear camera but with slight improvement on the algorithm photo processes. The front camera now received an advanced and wider 8 megapixel f/1.7 smart autofocus for better selfie taking experience.
Under the hood are either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynoss 8895 SoC (differ by markets and mobile operators) and paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Both of the S8 comes with 64GB onboard storage and can further expands via microSD card up to 256GB.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are built on Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform. It also offer a wide selection of biometric technologies including fingerprint scanner (position next to the rear camera), iris scanner and facial recognition so users can have secure biometric authentication method that works the best for them.
It features IP68 dust and water resistance, Fast and wireless charging capabilities and runs on Samsung UX based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
Samsung also introduced an intelligent interface, Bixby that similar to Google Assistant. Bixby works on simple voice, touch and text commands, it will also integrate with several Samsung native apps and features including Camera, Contacts, Gallery, Messages and Settings. It also comes with a Bixby dedicated hardware button.
To keep the lights on is a 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ respectively.
Both of the S8 will get earphones tuned by AKG by Harman and it will come as an in-box accessory.
Check out the official promo video of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+;
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available starting on 21st April and offered in five colors including; Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold. No official price on the device as it’s subject to different country region and mobile operators. I’ll you guys keep posted on the prices and the availability here in Malaysia.