Presentation of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus: specifications, price and release date - The Happy Android

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is already a reality. On March 29, the official presentation of the new flagship killer of the company, in 2 events broadcast simultaneously in New York and London.

Technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

The latest rumors that came to light at the end of February could not have been more accurate. The 14MP camera, the 6GB of RAM or the 256GB of space were nothing more than a mirage. Instead we get a terminal with an exquisite but different design, and a powerful hardware as well as balanced. These are the characteristics of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

  • 5.8 ’’ Quad HD screen (Galaxy S8) and 6.2 ’Quad HD screen (Galaxy S8 Plus).
  • Screen aspect ratio 18.5: 9, a total of 2,960 x 1,440 pixels.
  • Rounded edges and arched screen.
  • Disappear in button home and the Samsung logo on the front display.
  • 10nm Octa Core S processor.
  • 4GB of RAM memory.
  • 64GB of internal storage expandable via SD.
  • 12MP rear camera with f / 1.7 aperture with improvements in post-processing that combine multiple versions of the same frame for a higher level of detail.
  • 8MP front camera with autofocus.
  • Fingerprint sensor located on the back, next to the camera.
  • Iris scanner.
  • 3000mAh (Galaxy S8) and 3500mAh (Galaxy S8 Plus) battery with fast and wireless charging.
  • Resistant to water and dust.
  • Samsung Pay.
  • Bixby (virtual assistant).

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We are facing a quite important change compared to previous models of the Galaxy S range. Button disappears home (snif) to leave as much space as possible for the terminal's huge panoramic screen. We said goodbye to the house brand flat screen to make way for a arched screen, which helps improve the grip of a device that falls squarely within the category phablet.

One of the great novelties is the new Samsung assistant, Bixby. An AI halfway between OK Google and Voice Search, which is activated by a physical button located just below the volume control. The Bixby welcome screen will display slides contextual with recent and diverse information, depending on the time of day. We can communicate with her through voice commands.

"You can use your voice to do literally everything you can do with touch," says Samsung.

For example: "Show me all the photos I took yesterday" and Bixby shows them to us. We focus on a building with the camera and Bixby tells us which building it is. Unfortunately, Samsung's new assistant will not be available for departure in Europe or Latin America (South Korea and the US will come before) until the second half of 2017.

2 new accessories: Upgraded Gear 360 and Samsung DeX

The new top of the range of the company will be able to increase its functionalities thanks to 2 new accessories for the Galaxy S8 ecosystem, the Gear 360 and DeX.

Gear 360 is a camera that allows us to make 360-degree recordings. An improved version of the gadget that the company introduced last year. On the other hand we have Samsung DeX, a dock station that moves the Samsung Galaxy S8 to a desktop environment, being able to connect a screen, keyboard, network socket and mouse to the terminal through the dock.

Price and release date

The official release date of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is the April 20th, although It is already in the pre-sale phase on Amazon at a price of € 809 (about $ 865 to change) for the Samsung Galaxy S8, and € 909 (about $ 972 to change) for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, both models released. On the other hand, the price of the Galaxy S8 established by the main operators is expected to be around 700 euros ($ 750) for the S8 and 790 euros ($ 850) in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

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