Friday, March 31, 2017

Samsung Unveils The New Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+

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Samsung today announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+ its flagship smartphones for 2017. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ adopt what Samsung calls its Infinity Display. Infinity Display moves from the industry standard 16:9 aspect ratio to a taller 18.5:9 ratio with 2,960 by 1,440 pixels. 

The devices share nearly all features other than screen size and battery capacity. Where the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 5.8 inch display and 3,000mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has a 6.2 inch screen and 3,500mAh battery. 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ is first to see Samsung drop the physical home button that has been set at the front of its handsets in favor of on screen controls and a virtual home button that's unmarked in the area below the screen. This has allowed Samsung to reduce bezel size along the top, sides, and bottom edges giving the new flagship 83% display ratio. Samsung says the displays are mobile HDR certified and offer more room for multitasking. 

Core features include a Snapdragon 835 processors with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and SD memory card supporting a max SD card of 256GB. Both Samsung Galaxy phones are rated IP68 for protection against water and dust. 

Samsung has moved the front mounted fingerprint reader for an updated rear mounted fingerprint reader, front mounted iris scanners, as well as wireless and rapid charging. 

The main rear facing camera has a 12 megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization and an aperture of f/1.7 while the front camera has an 8 megapixel sensor and boast an aperture of f/1.7 with autofocus and face detection. 

Ports include USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jack. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are run Android 7.0 Nougat at launch along with Samsung's new Bixby voice enabled user interface, and comes with improved Samsung Health, Samsung Connect, and Samsung Knox apps preinstalled. 

The U.S. version will come in black, silver, and purple. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ is expected to go on sale next month, with pre-orders live. Pricing will be set by carriers.

Source: Samsung

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