The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have arrived. Samsung had already set the high bar with the S7 and S7 edge, now comes the new generation of Samsung Galaxy. Below we tell you the features and technical specifications of the new Samsung mobile.
It’s time to tell you everything you want to know about the new Galaxy of Samsung’s big launch. The new S8 and S8 Plus bring major improvements in its features and specifications, from performance to the camera to the screen.
New Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 +, specifications and features
Samsung’s brand new mobile phones come in the latest in technology. It has more powerful new processors and with less energy consumption, bigger screens of greater resolution and a superior camera. On paper the new Samsung Galaxy is definitive better and has more modern components.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are basically the same phone, except that the Plus model has a larger screen size, and therefore its dimensions, weight and also its battery is larger.
The screen evolves the design
The screens are without frames, actually they have very reduced frames, as no frames are going to become the fever of 2017 and Samsung could not be left behind in the race. The new S8 and S8 Plus will have screen sizes of 5.8 inch and 6.2 inch respectively. Both the phones will have a 2K Quad HD + resolution (2,960 x 1,440 pixels) in an 18.5: 9 format, which comes the characteristics of curved edges.
Though the design line is inherited from the Galaxy S7, there are changes in the front view of the phones, with no side frames, and the lower and upper frame drastically reduced, something that Samsung has named Infinity Display. We no longer have the mythical central button at the bottom now there is a sensor that has moved to the back. Even so, the Home button continues to appear in the lower front of the screen as a virtual button, which features a pressure-sensitive technology similar to Apple’s 3D Touch.
It is important to note that this year there will be no Galaxy S series with flat screen. So both phones have a curved panel on both sides, and again, we will enjoy the exclusive features that we could already see in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
As we mentioned, the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus arrive with improved performance. The Samsung Exynos 8895 is the new 8-core processor from Samsung and is the one that incorporate the two phones. 8 cores capable of reaching the 2.3 GHz frequency, together with a powerful ARM Mali-G71 GPU, all of which is housed in a tiny SoC with 10 nanometer fabrication.
The phones will have components with state-of-the-art technology to ensure optimum performance, which will undoubtedly help those 4GB of RAM, and fast UFS 2.1 storage technology, which will handle 64GB of storage. At least for now, 4 + 64 GB will be the only configuration available on both smartphones.
It is estimated that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is 20% more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S7. It should be noted that there will also be a model with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, although it will be limited to certain markets.
Samsung has not yet decided to include double camera at its top end, but we have no doubt that, as in the case of the previous generation, the camera of this Galaxy S8 will rank among the best of the year.
While it is true that we do not find too many differences in specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S8 camera has several improvements at a technical level that seek to improve the almost unbeatable photographic experience offered by the previous generation. In addition, its front sensor now has 8 megapixels and will have autofocus.
Bixby, artificial intelligence comes to life
A good mobile not only needs the latest technology to succeed and Samsung knows it. The great innovation of the firm in this regard is Bixby, the system based on artificial intelligence included in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, which aims to make life easier for users thanks to the ability to control this assistant by voice, text or own screen. In addition, Bixby will be able to integrate with the native applications and functions of the system, and will learn of our habits of use with the mobile over time.
Prices and when to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
Samsung also unveiled today the launch date and price of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Both devices can be booked from today on the official Samsung website, and the first units will be sent to buyers on April 20. Those who decide to wait for the official launch date will be able to purchase the devices on April 28th on both the Samsung website and major vendors.
The price of the Samsung Galaxy S8, contrary to what we thought at first, will not exceed $1000. The smaller variant will be priced at $ 809, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will be able to buy for $909.