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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ officially launched, and here’s all you need to know about them

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been officially launched, and here’s all you need to know about the two Phones. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch curved display with a Quad HD+ resolution of 2960 x 1400 pixels, with a pixel density of 570 PPI, and supports Always On display. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus sports a 6.2-inch curved edge display, of the same resolution of the S8, but with a slightly lower pixel density of 529 PPI .

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Both devices have been made with Glass and an Aluminum shell for a premium finish. The new bezel-less display, which Samsung calls Infinity Display, offers an immersive experience thanks to the 18:9 ratio. There is no physical home button on the front panel, but there is an invisible home button under the display. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the back panel of the phones, and an Iris scanner is available as an additional biometric authentication, to unlock the phone.

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The display is certified for Mobile HDR Premium, which makes it the first phone to receive such certification. Speaking of certifications, the devices offer IP68 water and dust resistance. The phones support up to 256GB of expandable memory via a microSD card slot, and the batteries support fast charging as well as wireless charging.

Both the S8, and the S8+ The phones run on Android 7.0 Nougat, and are powered by an Octa Core 64-bit 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (Exynos 8895 in certain Countries), and comes with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.  The main camera in the Galaxy S8 and the S8+, uses a multi-frame processor for great quality pictures. The primary photography options are a Dual Pixel 12 megapixel dual rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization and an f/1.7 aperture, The selfie lens is an 8 megapixel front camera with autofocus, and an f/1.7 aperture.  The Galaxy S8 is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery, while the S8+ packs a 3,500 mAh battery.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus have a physical button on the right edge, which is a shortcut key to access the new digital personal assistant, called Bixby. This AI is similar to Google Assistant, but with some advanced capabilities, in that it can not only recognize what you say, and what app you are using, but also appropriate contact names, and other content, thanks to its context awareness capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy S8 technical specifications

  • Display: 5.8" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1400 pixels, 570 PPI, 18:9 display ratio
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat, with Bixby AI
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process/ Exynos 8895
  • Memory: 4GB RAM LPDDR4
  • Storage: 64GB internal storage +up to 256GB via microSD card
  • Rear Camera: 12MP Dual Pixel, f/1.7 aperture, OIS
  • Front Camera: 8MP, f/1.7 aperture, AF
  • Security: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Samsung Knox
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jacks, NFC (Samsung Pay), Wireless Charging, WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh
  • Certification: IP68 dust and water resistant

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus technical specifications

  • Display: 6.2" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1400 pixels, 539 PPI, 18:9 display ratio
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat, with Bixby AI
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process/ Exynos 8895
  • Memory: 4GB RAM LPDDR4
  • Storage: 64GB internal storage +up to 256GB via microSD card
  • Rear Camera: 12MP Dual Pixel, f/1.7 aperture, OIS
  • Front Camera: 8MP, f/1.7 aperture, AF
  • Security: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Samsung Knox
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jacks, NFC (Samsung Pay), Wireless Charging, WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Battery: 3,500 mAh
  • Certification: IP68 dust and water resistant

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus Comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ pricing and availability:

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus will come in 5 colors: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, and Maple Gold. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been priced at $720 which is around Rs. 46,000 INR, while the Galaxy S8 Plus has been priced at $840, which comes to around Rs. 54,000. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will officially be available from April 21st

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a clear view case sold separately, which can double up as a kickstand for watching movies on your desk.

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