This year’s most awaited Android flagships Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now official. Both these smartphones were unveiled by Samsung at the Galaxy Unpacked event held in New York.
The first thing that you will notice about the all-new Galaxy S8 is its bezel-less display which Samsung is calling Infinity Display. It indeed looks amazing and gives a feel of holding a piece of glass in your hand. While bezels on the front panel are almost negligible, you will further notice that there is no physical home button either.
Like previous Samsung flagships in the series, the Infinity Display is made up of Super AMOLED panel which is 5.8-inch for Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch for Galaxy S8+ along with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and Always On display.
In terms of the camera department, Samsung has opted for 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and OIS and an 8MP front shooter with f/1.7 aperture and Smart autofocus. It has also improved image processing for better low-light photography, anti-blur, and zoom in photos.
As we have seen the trend in the past, Samsung will be launching both Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in two variants. One will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and another one with Exynos 8895 chipset. Both of these are octa-core chipsets and built using the 10nm manufacturing process. These flagships offer 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage and support for microSD cards up to 256GB.
But the most interesting thing about the new Galaxy S8 is the introduction of Bixby AI smart assistant. It feature core integration with different Samsung apps and services for a more efficient performance than any other third-party assistant. It can be used for checking information by pointing phone’s camera at the subject, using voice command, touch gesture, and also typing. It also features contextual awareness capabilities for better understanding of what the user is trying to ask.
Other than this, the new Galaxy flagship feature Iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, and IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. Each unit of the smartphone will come bundled with earphones from AKG by Harman for premim audio experience. If you want, you will be able to buy them seprately as well for $99. You will get 3000mAh battery with Galaxy S8 and 3500mAh battery with Galaxy S8+ with fast and wireless charging.
Samsung will start selling Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ from April 21st. It will be made available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold color options.