The Galaxy S8 Is Here: Everything That Samsung Announced
30 March 2017
The Galaxy S8 Is Here: Everything That You Need To Know
The much anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is finally here. And after months and months of rumours, speculations, and leaks, there weren’t many surprises at tonight’s launch.
A lot of people already knew what to expect on how these handsets will look like, the basic specifications, its new features, and how things like Bixby is going to work.
The launching event for phones itself is a big deal for the Android or rather tech enthusiasts. No one, except for Apple can pull off as much as attention quite like Samsung. As we all know, Samsung is one of the most-known, respected, and visible companies out of Google’s Android Partners.
And even though the company has been through a bad time last year with the Galaxy Note 7. They sure are keen not to let things happen that way again, the company has invested millions in research and development as well as, quality control for these handsets.
A lot of tech analysts believe that the company is going to sell approximately 45-50 million Galaxy S8 handsets before the year ends. And of course, the company is aiming to exceed this number as they are in for an all-out battle with the iPhone 8 that will be released later this year.
But did Samsung enough to at least match the expectations of the masses? Is the Galaxy S8 a worthy upgrade from the Galaxy S7? Let’s go down and check its official specs and features to find out.
The handsets still resemble any Samsung, granted. But with the removal of the home key has given these handsets a more pronounced impact visually. I mean, phones designed by Samsung has always been the same ever since Android has been launched. The removal of the button, of course, is jarring, but it adds class and elegance to the phones from which is now just pure AMOLED display.
The most noticeable thing about the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is that they look long, thanks to their 18.2:9 aspect ratios. I think the reasons why these dimensions are implemented is because of two things: First, you can have a better, more immersive experience when watching videos. Second, because of space, you can get more apps stacked up, which means it is better for multitasking. Aside from its longer look, both handsets definitely look identical. The S8 has a 5.2in AMOLED display and the S8 PLUS has a 6.2in AMOLED display. Both these panels are in QHD, so no 4K resolution yet. Also, it’s fingerprint scanner is located at the back. Both handsets feature Samsung’s popular EDGE display, unlike the last time where you choose to have a phone with this feature or not.
Hardware and Specifications
“The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ usher in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
“The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are our testaments to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy.”
Samsung highlighted the key areas where the handsets will excel. Here are those areas:
Camera - Both the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are equipped with an 8 Megapixel F 1.7 Smart autofocus camera and 12 Megapixel F 1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera. These cameras are the best for low-light, zoom, and anti-blur photos together with enhanced image processing.
Performance - The handsets excels in performance and connectivity, both of the phones are the first one to feature the industry’s first 10 nm processor that will surely enable heightened speed and efficiency. The phones also have gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi ready that will allow users to download up to 1Gbps.
Entertainment - The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are the first mobile devices certified by the UHD alliance to have MOBILE HDR PREMIUM, which means that the handsets will allow you to watch movies with vibrant colours and contrasts.
Mobile Security - The handsets are built on Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform. The phones are also equipped with biometric technologies such as finger and iris scanners, and a facial recognition system.
Here’s a link to the full specification of the Samsung S8 and S8 Plus:
image source: Samsung