For all the Android users, the most awaited phones of 2017 have finally arrived with Samsung launching its S8 and S8 Plus.
Most of the details of the two phones were revealed ahead of its time of launch with many people already seeing the glory of the two phones. However, the official launch has taken place today at Lincoln Center in New York City. There were some minor details revealed during the event which the people were unaware of before.
Here is a detailed account of the two phones:
Design and Display
Out of the two variants of the Galaxy S8, the first one is more like a regular Galaxy series phone featuring an edge display. The 5.8-inch screen size is even larger than that of the Note series.
If you thought that this was it then the other variant of the phone, S8+, comes with a 6.2-inch screen. Both the displays have a resolution of 1440×2960 pixels. For Galaxy S8, there are 570 pixels per inch whereas, for S8+, it is 529 pixels per inch.
Yes, both the phones have the much-anticipated Infinity Display. This sets a new standard in the industry offering an expanded screen size without the bigger footprint. The result of this would be a much more immersive experience for the users.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that is by far the best design by Samsung and will stand out in the industry.
The edge-to-edge Infinity Display merges into the frame of the phone and it is hard to tell where the display ends and the frame begins.
One of the massive steps taken by Samsung in this one is getting rid of the iconic home button and has replaced it with a pressure sensitive home button. The good thing is that the users will still get the feel of the home button because of the haptic feedback.
Since the home button has been removed from the front, the fingerprint sensor is not located at the back of the phone right next to the camera. This might be quite awkward for many people and everyone should be ready to bear with a lot of smudges on the camera.
The front camera is now 8MP with an F1.7 lens and auto-focus feature has also been introduced. The rear camera is still the same which is 12MP with an F1.7 lens.
There has been considerable improvement in the image processing. The camera software takes multiple shots and combines them to produce a refined and sharper image.
Hardware and Storage
Featuring the first ever 10nm in a smartphone, both the phones promise to give a 10 percent enhanced performance. It has GPU which stronger and reduces the power consumption by 20 percent as compared to its predecessor.
The RAM is still 4GB and the internal storage is 64GB which can be expanded with a microSD card.
Finally, Samsung has announced a virtual assistant, Bixby, to the rival Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant.
It has been designed to make the lives of the smartphone users even more convenient as it will search for you on the web, collect your information, and answer your questions.
Through Bixby, the users will be able to perform all the tasks on the phone without even touching it. For example, you can ask it to send the last taken photo to someone else after rotating it. This is just one thing, there are many other which will be revealed with time.
Battery, Connectivity, and Security
The two variants have different battery powers with S8 having 3,000mAh and S8+ having 3,500mAh. A Type-C charging port is there for the users.
Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct etc. everything is there on the phone to resolve your connectivity problems. The phones also support 1024-QAM and a Cat.16 LTE which means that the users can now enjoy really fast network speeds and downloads.
The IRIS scanner is back and comes with a face recognition feature allowing the phone to be unlocked really quickly.
Pricing and Availability
The pre-ordering of the phones will start from 30th March but only in the US.
The prices will be set by the service carriers in the US but in the UK, S8 will be priced at £689 (PKR 89,566) and S8+ at £779(PKR 101,282). Both the phones will be available for purchase from 21st April 2017.
- Samsung-Galaxy-S8: mobilephonecollection