Samsung’s gen-next flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been the most awaited smartphone of all times. The phone has leaked several times in the past, and has appeared on various listings from time to time. However, Samsung officially announced it at an event at New York City yesterday. The phone comes out with some impressive specifications and features. Let us take a look at the device –
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications and Features:
The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes out into the markets with 2 variants – a regular S8 smartphone and an S8 Plus device. The S8 comes out with 5.8 inches of display, while the larger of the two, the S8 Plus features a 6.2 inched display. The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes out with a bezel-less display on the sides, and the home button too, has been removed. Instead of the home button, a pressure sensitive button has been introduced beneath the screen. Pressing where the home button used to be would trigger the button without it being physically present!
The phones both run on the 10 nanometer Snapdragon 835 processor. It also features the Exynos 9 in international variants. The phones both feature a minimum of 64 GB of storage space, larger variants of 128 GB too, are expected to be available. The phone features a 12 MP camera on the back and an 8 MP camera on the front. Samsung’s latest smartphones are the first ever phones to feature Bluetooth 5.0
The phones both feature the Bixby Virtual Assistant – a feature we had been eagerly waiting for. The phone also comes with a dedicated key for Bixby, pressing which would trigger the Bixby assistant. Bixby is context aware and knows what is going on in the screen and takes audio commands in relation with what’s going on. The phones also make use of the Bixby Vision technology – an enhanced visual search technology. It can identify products as well as landmarks.
The pbhone is indeed one of the most impressive smartphones of the year. The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes out at a base price of $720 and the S8 Plus ranges from $840 to $850 depending on the carrier you purchase it from.