samsung galaxy s8

Short Bytes: At its Unpacked 2017 event, Samsung launched its Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones. Powered by Android Nougat, the phone ditches most of its bezel and comes with Samsung’s own digital assistant Bixby. These new flagships by Samsung will be available for pre-order on March 30th.

At its special event, smartphone giant Samsung unveiled its latest flagship Samsung Galaxy S8. If I call it Samsung’s “most important smartphone”, I won’t be wrong.

As expected, Samsung Galaxy S8 comes in two versions — the standard 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+. Apart from almost a bezel-less display, Samsung has moved the home button beneath the display. The phone is curved around the left and right. Samsung’s calling it “infinity display”.

Galaxy S8 comes with Samsung’s own smart digital assistant Bixby. You can use its iris or fingerprint scanners to make payments and unlock your device. These phones are also dust and water resistant.

These premium smartphones are available for pre-order on March 30th. They’ll start shipping in the US on April 21st. The pricing hasn’t been revealed yet by Samsung but it’s going to cost a lot–there’s no doubt about that.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Specifications

Galaxy S8Galaxy S8+
SoftwareAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10nmQualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10nm
Display5.8″ Super AMOLED Quad HD+ (2960×1440, 571ppi)6.2″ Super AMOLED Quad HD+ (2960×1440, 529ppi)
Battery3000mAh
Fast Charge (wired and wireless)
3500mAh
Fast Charge (wired and wireless)
Memory64GB (UFS 2.1), microSD support up to 256GB
4GB RAM
64GB (UFS 2.1), microSD support up to 256GB
4GB RAM
CameraRear: 12MP f/1.7
Front: 8MP
Rear: 12MP f/1.7
Front: 8MP
Size148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
152g
159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm
173g
Water ResistanceIP68iP68
PortsUSB Type-C
3.5mm headphone
USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE
GPS
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE
GPS
ColorsBlack, Orchid Grey, Silver, Blue, GoldBlack, Orchid Grey, Silver, Blue, Gold