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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are Finally Official: Best Galaxy Flagships so Far

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Samsung S8 and S8 Plus Review

After so much wait, Samsung now goes official with their next set of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. These will be the competition for smartphones like LG G6 and upcoming iPhone 8. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are very similar but go with different screen sizes which will be their main difference.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

The design of the device(s) is somewhat similar to the S7 but the look and build of them are very new and feels splendid. It is crafted in a premium glass structure that is covered by a metal frame. The front of the device flaunts the beautifully laid display with almost no bezels. The removal of the hardware home key has allowed Samsung to achieve such feat.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S8

 

Look & Build

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has 5.8-inch QHD+ display with a resolution of 2960×1440 pixels while the Galaxy S8+ has a 6.2-inch QHD+ display with the same resolution. They offer 570 ppi and 529 ppi pixel density on the screen respectively. The display being that large and different in size from its predecessors had to come with a new aspect ratio too – it has an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Samsung Galaxy S8+

As there is no home button on the front, Samsung has brought the fingerprint sensor to the back of the device, besides the camera. The left side of the device has the volume rocker and power buttons while the dedicated Bixby Virtual Assistant key is on the right. The Samsung Galaxy S8 measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm and weighs 155g in dimensions while the S8+ is 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm and weighing 173g. It is worth pointing, both these devices come with IP68 water and dust resistance certifications.

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Internals

Under the hood, the devices feature same internals except for the battery. The S8+ comes with a slightly bigger battery. The international version that will go on sale everywhere other than the U.S. will use Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 SoC (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) based on 10nm FinFET technology inside. The U.S. version will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with the same 10nm FinFET technology from Samsung. Both smartphones will have 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB internal storage that is UFS 2.1. There is microSD slot for expansion of storage and also Dual SIM capability depending on the market.

The camera on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is 12 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.7 on the back. It has OIS and PDAF with 4K video capture capability and 9 MP image capture while video too. It can record 4K video at 60 FPS and Full HD slow-motion video at 120 FPS. The front camera is a 8 MP AF sensor with f/1.7.

Like we mentioned, the only big difference internally between Galaxy S8 and S8+ is the battery. The S8 has a 3000 mAh battery while the S8+ comes with a 3500 mAh battery. The slight bump in the capacity is for the bigger display on S8+. Both devices support fast charging and wireless fast charging. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will run Android 7.0 Nougat OS with Samsung’s custom skin.

Price & Availability

The pre-orders of both phones are said to begin at 12:01 EDT on March 30, 2017. In the U.S., AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Straight Talk Wireless, Cricket Wireless, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless will bring the devices to stores on April 21. The pre-ordered version will bring a free Gear VR headset with Controller with Oculus content for its customers. The S8 and S8+ will also include $99 AKG headphones in the box.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will come in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold and Coral Blue colors at the start. The prices and market availability are not out yet. We will update as soon as Samsung reveals them.Tell us what you think about the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Will you show interest in buying them? Share us your thoughts on the comment box below.