After months of leaks and speculations, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally official, and while most of the rumours ended up correct, we should let you know that there’s no purple or violet colour in the mix, at least not right now.
Samsung has decided to take everything a step further and created a smartphone that just maybe perfect as smartphones could get, mind you, we’re strictly speaking in terms of design, as well as practicality. The S8 features a 5.8 QHD+ display that has an aspect ratio of 18:9 and the bigger brother offers a 6.2-inch QHD+ plus display with the same aspect ratio.
In all honesty, the major difference between the specs of both phones is the battery and the display size, the S8 comes with a 3,000 mAh battery while the S8+ sports a 3,500 mAh battery. While the battery isn’t as big as the S7 Edge, the new 10nm chipset will be more than efficient in providing a great, efficient experience.
Both devices also feature the IP68 dust and water resistance. It’s safe to say that majority of people are already aware of the specifications, but for those who aren’t, take a look below.
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
Network: LTE CAT.16
Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, 155g for the S8/159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173g for the S8+
Processor: Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process Octa core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
RAM/Storage: 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.1)
Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) * Quad HD+ (2960×1440), (570ppi) S8/6.2” (158.1mm) * Quad HD+ (2960×1440), (529ppi)
Camera: Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front : 8MP AF (F1 .7)
Battery: 3,000 mAh for S8/3,500 mAh for S8+
Payment: NFC, MFT.
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO,1024QAM Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
So, there you have it; a complete rundown on the specs, now the important thing that should be mentioned here is that the phone does have a headphone jack, and the phone will be available in either Exynos 8895 version or a Snapdragon 835. This availability will be region dependent.
With that out of the way, some of you may know that Samsung recently acquired Harmon, and thanks to the acquisition, the S8 and S8+ will come with AKG earphones that Samsung is also planning on selling separately for $100. Not many details were given about the earphones, but Samsung did show them off, and they looked excellent.
The Samsung S8 and S8+ will be available in black, gold, silver, orchid grey, and coral blue colours on launch, as for the availability, the phones are going up for pre-orders tomorrow followed by a global launch on April 21st, later this year.
Let us know what you think about the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+. Can Samsung redeem themselves after what happened with the Note 7? We’ll find out.