Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Unveiled, Specs, Price and Live Pictures

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Finally and finally, Samsung mobile has taken the wrap of its most anticipated smartphones of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The two flagship phones were unveiled globally with mouth-watering features such as Bixby, an artificial intelligence assistant that help you to communicate with the devices, Samsung knot, Iris scanner, facial recognition.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 AND S8 Plus Infinity Display

What is more interest about the new Samsung galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is the visually immersive edge to edge display technology. The Samsung galaxy S8, for instance, boasts of massive 5.8 Quad HD Super AMOLED L display with no visible screen at all giving you an impressive 2960*1440 resolution with 570dpi.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ sports a bigger screen of 6.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with same 2960*1440 resolution translating into 529dpi

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 AND S8 Plus

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 AND S8 PLUS PERFORMANCE AND SOFTWARE

When it comes to performance, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are nothing more but beasts. They are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos 8895 depending on your carrier and country. They both run on Android 7.0 Nougat and upgradable to Android 8.0.

In terms of RAM size and memory, Samsung galaxy S8 and S8+ are blessed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt memory expandable to 256GB via MicroSdcard.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Nigeria

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 AND S8 Plus camera.

The camera is one of the areas people consider when making a buying decision. The two Samsung latest offerings do not disappoint in this regard despite featuring the same 12MP rear and 8MP front camera with last year’s Samsung galaxy s7. The camera technology deployed by Samsung on the two devices got an improvement over last year S7. The 12MP back camera is fitted with Dual pixel sensor similar to what is on Google Pixel XL.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 AND S8 Plus Bixby 

Bixby virtual Assistance is Samsung’s take on Apple Siri and Google Assistant. With Bixby, you can take a picture of any product you like and Bixby will provide you with the information about it and how you can order for it. Bixby according to Samsung, can be activated by simply pressing a button on the phone and whatever you can do with touching the phone you can do with voice with Bixby. Sounds so cool

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 AND S8+ Battery

While Samsung Galaxy S8 is blessed with 3000mAh battery, the Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a better battery of 3500mAh. This is reasonable knowing fully well that the S8 Plus has a bigger screen size. Other features and sensors on both phones are

  • Pressure Sensor
  • Iris Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Gyro Sensor
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • HR Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • RGB Light Sensor
  • USB Connector (USB Type-C)
  • Bixby Virtual Assistant
  • Samsung Pay
  • WPC&PMA wireless charging
  • Knox Anti-virus protection
  • NFC
  • Samsung Health
  • Samsung connect
  • IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 AND S8 Plus Full Specifications

Details Specs
Body Build Metal
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat with Grace UI
Network 2G/3G/4G
Screen Size 5.8 -inch/6.2-inch
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels with 570 PPI pixel density for S8 and 529PPI for S8+
Display Infinity display with Gorilla Glass 5
Dimension 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm/148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
Weight 173g/155g
SIM Single/Dual SIM
Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 US Model/ Exynos 8894 for EMEA
GPU Andreno 540/Mali-G71 GPU
Front Camera Front: 8MP with flash
Back Camera 12 MP back camera with f/1.7, OIS, Video stabilisation, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED flash
Memory 64GB ROM Expandable via MICRO SD up to 256GB
RAM 4GB
Connectivity GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB type C
Battery Capacity 3000mAh /3500mAh battery; 9V/2A fast charging
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass Sensor, Temperature sensor, Hall sensor, NFC, Infrared
Fingerprint Yes Front-Mounted
Colour  Arctic Silver, Orchid Grey, Black Sky, Maple Gold, and Coral Blue


SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 AND S8+ Price and Availability

Both devices have been unveiled today, 29th of March and pre-order have started for example in the UK. The Samsung S8 will cost £689 while the S8 Plus will be sold for £779.

Country Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8+
Nigeria N290,000 N310,000
United Kingdom £689 £779
The United States $857 $969
Canada 1150 CAD 1250 CAD
Netherlands €799 €899
Australia 1130 AUS 1230 AUS
South Africa 11,237 RAND 11, 850 RAND
India Rs. 56,532 Rs. 63,608

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