Here is the Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, and the bigger brother S8 Plus. The S8 has a 5.8-inch display and the other has a massive 6.2-inch screen.
If our reference is the older brother S7 & S7 Edge, the new flagship has so many new features to offer. First, the new Galaxy S series has a bigger screen. The fingerprint scanner is relocated at the back in exchange for a bigger display. A dual curve screen is likewise adopted which is formerly available on its Edge & Note relatives.
In terms of battery, there is no much bump as the S8 has 3,000mAH while the S8+ has a slightly bigger one with 3,500mAH.
The cameras of the S8 & S8+ has 12MP with AF, OIS and a wide opening of F1.7, the “selfie” shooter has 8MP wide-angle camera and a wide aperture of F/1.7 too.
The 12MP rear camera can record 4K video at 30fps, 1080P at 60fps. Slow motion video at 720P/240fps. There is also a 4K photo capture while vide recording on 4K resulting to a 9MP photos.
Coming to the RAM & Storage, both will have a standard of 4G RAM and a 64G internal storage. Both can be expanded thru the microSD support on the dual Hybrid Nano SIM slot.
The big jump made by Samsung on the S8 & S8+ is the removal of the all-time signature HOME button. It is now replaced by on-screen capacitive keys.
And obviously, the fingerprint must be relocated somewhere else. It is now at the back, beside the 12MP shooter.
Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ Specs
5.8-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD+ Infinity display @ 2960×1440 pixels, 570ppi
6.3-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD+ Infinity display @ 2960×1440 pixels, 529ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Samsung Exynos 8895 64-bit 10nm octa-core CPU
4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.7GHz + 4 x Exynos M1 2.3GHz
Mali G71MP20 GPU
4GB + 64GB internal storage
microSD support up to 256 (uses SIM 2 slot)
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual-LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
8-megapixel front-facing auto-focus camera with f/1.7 aperture
Dual SIM (hybrid), dual LTE
WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
GPS with aGPS support
Fast Wireless Charging
Fingerprint Scanner, Iris Scanner
IP68 Rating, Dust, and Waterproof
Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz
Samsung Bixby, Bixby Vision
3,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Colors: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver
But it could be earlier knowing Samsung.
We will keep you posted.
PS. We are going to the official launch in the Philippines by 11AM today. We’ll share more info.