Confirmed launch date of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
Samsung today unveiled an event in New York, USA, to introduce the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + top-of-the-line smartphones, which will be available to the market on April 21.
Smartphones will not arrive globally on April 21, but only in select countries. Also, it will be offered in the following range of colors: black, amethyst, silver, blue and gold.
We go to the hardware of the devices that Samsung “intends to break the barriers,” as said in the presentation event.
For the Galaxy S8: Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, Exynos 8895 octa-core processor (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad, 10 nm, 64 bit), ARI Mali G71 graphics processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The screen is 5.8 “with Quad HD + resolution (2960 × 1440) and 570ppi. Already to the camera combo, Sammy put a Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7) in the rear and an 8MP AF (F1.7) for selfies. All this needs a lot of power to run smoothly, so there’s also a 3,000 mAh battery.
The Galaxy S8 + hardware is further enhanced. It arrives with the same operating system Android 7.0 Nougat, the same combo of 12MP and 8MP cameras, the same amount of RAM and storage (4GB and 64GB, respectively). But with an Exynos 8895 processor a bit more powerful, and a larger battery and screen: octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad, 10 nm, 64 bit), 3,500 mAh battery and a 6.2 “Quad HD + screen 2960 × 1440) and resolution of 529ppi.
Samsung has also developed the handsets with a strong focus on security. The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 + feature Samsung Knox, a proprietary security platform from Sammy. Also, smartphones offer a broad selection of biometric technologies, including a digital, iris and face recognition scanner so users can select an authentication method that best meets their needs.
Smartphone extra details
- IP68 certification of water and dust resistance
- Support for MicroSD up to 256GB or a second carrier chip
- Always-on display
- Fast, wireless charging capability
- Bixby smart interface
- Integration with Gear VR
- Integration with Gear 360
- Samsung DeX: Turn your smartphone into a workstation, providing a safe desktop experience
- Samsung Pay: online payment
- No price information yet
Below, several wallpapers options for the Galaxy S8