Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with bigger Infinity displays and Bixby Virtual Assistant

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Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung has just launched their new flagships Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in a live event in New York. Both the new flagships comes with upgraded hardware and specifications. We now have even bigger displays, fingerprint scanner on the rear side and the new on screen buttons on the front panel. The devices however comes with same 4GB of RAM and the batteries of the new flagships Duo are just a big disappointment this time with a 3000mAh for the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 3500mAh for the phablet Galaxy S8 Plus having a 6.2-inch QHD+ giant display which are not looking enough for such devices. Anyhow, we now have a new addition of the Bixby Virtual Assistant which is similar to ‘Siri’ for iPhones.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be offered in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver and Maple Gold color options. The pre-orders of the devices will start tomorrow and the sale of the both will start next month on April 21. The Galaxy S8 will be available priced at $750 while the Galaxy S8+ will be available for $850. New AKG headphones by Harman will be available for sale separately for $99. At TENAA we spotted 6GB RAM option for the both but the Korean giant haven’t announced that in the event. The 6GB RAM variant is expected to be available in China starting next month.

Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 1440×2960 pixels resolution, 570ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The new Galaxy S8 will be powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU or octa-core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. It comes with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and comes with 64GB inbuilt storage and MicroSD card expandable storage with up to 256GB storage. It runs on the Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS out of the box and will support dual-SIM.

It features a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture and an 8-megapixel auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture. It is backed up by a 3000mAh battery and comes with wireless charging and fast charging support. It comes with connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0, MST and NFC. It measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm and weights 155 grams. The Galaxy S8 comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. It comes with a number of sensors including Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor and Pressure Sensor.

The Galaxy S8 Plus comes with similar specifications but with some differences. The Galaxy S8+ features a phablet category 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 2960 × 1440 pixels resolution, 529ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU or octa-core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. It comes with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and comes with 64GB inbuilt storage and MicroSD card expandable storage with up to 256GB storage. It runs on the Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS out of the box and will support dual-SIM.

Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone

It features a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture and an 8-megapixel auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture. It is backed up by a 3500mAh battery and also supports wireless charging and fast charging. It comes with connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0 and NFC. It measures 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm and weights 173 grams. The Galaxy S8 Plus also comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance and has similar sensors like the GS8.