Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have finally been launched, ending months of wait for the fans and the industry in general. While the key Galaxy S8 specifications have been made official, details such as price were not announced at the event.
As for specifications, the all-new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones feature 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch bezel-less ‘Infinity Display’; the two smartphones have curved screen design, Gorilla Glass 5, 2960×1440 pixel resolution, and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. With the pressure-sensitive panel, the Home button is now placed under the Infinity Display and can be accessed by long-pressing.
Both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have 4GB of RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, 12-megapixel dual-pixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, and IP68 certification for water- and dust-resistance. The bigger model will reportedly have a 3500mAh battery, while its smaller sibling will be powered by a 3000mAh battery. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset made on the 10nm process, and storage can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD cards. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the first phones with Bluetooth 5.0 and Gigabit LTE speeds.
Of course, Samsung has long been building hype around its next flagship smartphones as well, promising a sleek design and improved camera, and confirming the Bixby AI-based virtual assistant ahead of the Galaxy S8 launch event.
At the event, Samsung also launched Galaxy S8 accessories, such as DeX mobile-to-PC dock, and the new Gear 360 spherical camera. The company announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will come with free Gear VR headset with Touch Controller (worth $129 or roughly Rs. 8,300), and Harman AKG earbuds (priced at $99 or approximately Rs. 6,400).
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