Finally! The most awaited smartphones of 2017 are arrived. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the successors of last year’s most praised flagship the “Galaxy S7“. After the massive loss because of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung took every step very carefully. The leaks of galaxy S8 ans S8+ were roaming around from a while on internet, so there were very few things that we didn’t know till the S8 and S8+ launched.
These two new flagships have a really beautiful design language with awesome build quality. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ has 1440 x 2960p, 5.8″ and 6.2″ Super AMOLED displays respectively with the pixel density of 570 ppi and 529 ppi respectively. The display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. This time the displays have more curvier edges compared to S7 EDGE. Samsung removed the term “EDGE” in 2017 as both the S7 and S7+ has curved displays.
In the camera scenario the Galaxy S8 and S8+ houses a 12 MP f/1.7 rear camera with 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, dual pixel technology, laser autofocus, PDAF, OIS and a dual tone LED flash. This camera can shoot videos in 4K at 60 fps and 1080p at 120 fps. The front camera is said to have 8 MP f/1.7 wide angle shooter with autofocus and 1080p video recording. It’s still not clear that which camera sensor is being used in this new flagship.
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Processor, RAM & Storage
Inside this new flagship, it is powered by a very powerful Snapdragon 835 processor or a Exynos 8895 processor. Both are Octa core SoCs which are based on 10nm FinFet technology that makes the processors very powerful as well as more power efficient. The Snapdragon variant will be clocked at 2.4 GHz (4×2.35 GHz Kryo 280 and 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 280) with a very powerful Adreno 540 GPU, where as the Exynos variant will be clocked at 2.3 GHz (4×2.3 GHz Cortex A73 and 4×1.7 GHz Cortex A53). These two new flagships are going to come with 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage which can be expanded upto 256 GB by using a SD card.
Now here comes the most important thing, the Battery! Why? Because you know that what happened to Note 7! So because of this, Samsung assured that you are not buying a BOMB this time. They said that every battery survived through 8 point test. The S8 comes with a 3000mAh battery, while the S8+ comes with 3500mAh battery. Both the devices support fast charging.
Connectivity & Software
In connectivity, both the devices have 4G with VoLTE. It is a single SIM device. S8 is the first device in the world to have Bluetooth 5.0. It also has dual band Wi-Fi, NFC, Wi-Fi direct and a USB Type-C port. Both the devices comes with Android 7.0 Nougat based TouchWiz UI with a lot of improvements and changes from previous generation Samsung devices. The device does have a fingerprint sensor that is now placed at back, as Samsung is now using on-screen navbar. It also has an Iris scanner and face recognition.
So this is what all about the launch of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Apart from them, Samsung also introduced its new AI named as “Bixby“. As of now Bixby is only available in S8 and S8 plus. But we can expect it very soon in other Samsung devices very soon. In the event Samsung introduced few more products, the all new Samsung Camera 360, Samsung DEX and Samsung Gear VR 2017.