It’s finally here! What everyone has been drooling over for the past few months. What Samsung needs to be a success in order to make up for the mess caused by the Note 7 last year. Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus!
In a word, beautiful. In a few words, great combination of beauty, technological advancement, and fearless attempt at new technology.
It will be available for pre-order from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint on March 30th at 12:01 AM. It will be available for sale in stores on April 21st. Price starts at $720.
Here’s a list of features:
- IP68 water and dust resistance
- MicroSD support up to 256GB
- Always-on display
- Fast and wireless charging capabilities
The new stuff
- Available in 5.8-inch for the Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch for the Galaxy S8+.
- Infinity Display which wraps around the edges of the phone and extends further up and down along the length of the phone allowing for a more immersive experience.
- Both phones are equipped with an 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera. Great for low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos.
- Industry’s first 10nm processor, enabling heightened speed and efficiency.
- Gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi ready with support for up to 1 Gbps so users can quickly download files, regardless of the file size.
- World’s first mobile device certified by the UHD Alliance as MOBILE HDR PREMIUMTM. This means you’ll see the same vibrant colors and contrasts that the filmmakers intended while watching your favorite shows.
- Fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, and facial recognition to unlock your phone.
- Bixby button: You will be able to conveniently access Bixby and navigate through services and apps with simple voice, touch, vision and text commands. At launch only some native apps will be supported. Further native and 3rd party apps will be added in the future.
- Connect to the new Gear 360 to create 4K 360-degree videos and 15MP photos.
- Samsung DeX: A unique solution that transforms your smartphone into a desktop by providing a secure desktop-like experience. You’ll be able to easily display and edit data from your phone, making working from a smartphone faster and smarter.
The one negative everyone is complaining about is the fact that the fingerprint sensor is on the back of the phone next to the camera. Get ready for all those #smuggypictures. On the S8+ it is going to be extra annoying because you’ll have to extend your finger way up there. Yeah, not excited about that.
Here is Android Authority’s hands-on video.
Source: Samsung Announcement