Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S8, S8+; available from April 21
Samsung on Wednesday launched its much awaited flagship smartphones the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in New York. The smartphone has a much larger 'Infinty Display' which is an end to end display. It has a higher screen to body display. Galaxy S8, S8+ will be available by April 21.
It has a Mobile HDR Display certification and is the first smartphone to have this feature. The home button is now below the smartphone and is invisible to the eye. It also comes with 5 different colours.
Samsung Galaxy S8 has finger print scanner, face recognition and even iris scanner as security options.
The launch of the smartphone comes after it was forced to recall the Galaxy Note 7 after it had an issue with its batteries. A reason why all eyes are on the launch of this smartphone and whether it will still maintain the top position in the smartphone market.
The Note 7 debacle cost the South Korean company billions in lost profit and hammered its global reputation and credibility, during a torrid period when it has also been embroiled in a corruption scandal.
The Samsung Galaxy will come with 'Always On Display' which is a feature which will enable users to view various information such as clock or calendar even when the screen is off. It also comes with Bixby, which is Samsung's very own intelligent voice assistant. This is similar to Apple's Siri and Google's voice assistant which responds to queries by launching a function.
Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with all the latest Samsung features such as Samsung Pay, Samsung DeX, Samsung Connect, etc.
The Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8 inch QHD display, while the Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.2 inch QHD display. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and Samsung's in-house Exynos 8895 octo-core processor, depending on the region. It has a 4GB RAM and a 64GB internal storage which can be expandable upto 256 GB.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ has a Sony IMX333 sensors. It has a 8 megapixel front camera with anti-focus and optical image stabilisation.
While the Galaxy S8 is powered by a 3000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a larger 3500 mAh battery. The smartphones also support fast charging technology and wireless fast charging facility as well. It comes with the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system.