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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ – The Magnificent!

On 30th of March this year, Samsung unveiled it’s flagship of 2017 naming it S8 and S8+ to its successor. Click to watch the full event here! Another major reason behind the avid anticipation of the Galaxy S8 was the Galaxy Note 7 debacle and the alleged arrest of Samsung chief, Lee. Samsung hopes to regain the lost market leadership after the humiliating withdrawal of Galaxy Note 7.

Coming to the tech side of it:

Display – The icing on the cake!

The Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch display, whereas the Galaxy S8+ comes with a bigger 6.2-inch screen. Both have Super AMOLED QHD (1440x2940p) resolution. The screens are certified with UHD association to display the best colours to the best of the customers. Samsung is calling it the Infinity display because of its bezel-less design and immersive screen to body ratio. The back and front of both the smartphones are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Samsung has kept the Always On Display feature on the newly launched smartphones too.

Camera – A beast reincarnated!

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have 12-megapixel rear camera. As rumoured, Samsung has not used a dual-camera this time around. The rear camera comes with 12 MP sensor, f/1.7, 26mm lens, phase detection autofocus, OIS, 1/2.5” sensor size and LED flash. The front camera is an 8 MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture.

Connectivity – Giving a brain to the machine!

Unlike the Galaxy S7, it will come with a USB Type-C . It also includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS and NFC.

Software –  Giving a heart to it now.

Both the devices ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with a layer of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top.

Other features

Both the smartphones come with IP68 rating which adds water and dust resistance. Samsung has also included IRIS scanner for enhanced security. The company has also added a pressure sensitive invisible home button which is baked at the bottom of the display.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Price and Availability

The Galaxy S8 is priced at $750 (Approx INR 49,000) and Galaxy S8+ is price at $850 (Approx INR 55,200). Pre-bookings for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ start 12:01 AM on March 30 and will hit various stores starting April 21. Samsung India may launch the smartphone in India by the end of April. It will be available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold colors.

Stick with us for more updates!

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Written by Manish Rath

Android Developer. Tech Savvy. Opened a Pentium 4 when I was 8. Follow me on twitter @Manishrath. Peace!

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