Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Officially Launched with virtual assistant Bixby, DeX, and Samsung Gear 360
Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone was unveiled at three separate events for media, partners, and consumers at Lincoln Center in New York, in addition to a satellite event at Here East in London on March 29, 2017. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus introduced to the world with virtual assistant Bixby, DeX, Gear 360.Both are high-end smartphones with extraordinary specifications, better and improved Iris scanner, USB Type-C, and much more.
DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics Said
“The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus user in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world,” The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy.”
Samsung S8 and S8 plus Specification and Features
Following their tradition, Samsung launched two variants of the Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus today.
Display. The screen size of Samsung S8 is 5.8-inch while Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes in at 6.2-inch. Both displays feature a resolution of 1440×2960 pixels which is about 570 pixels per inch for the Galaxy S8 and 529 pixels per inch for the Galaxy S8+.Both phones come with curved screens & Infinity Display.
Camera: Both Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus are equipped with an advanced 8MP F 1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.
Performance: Packing powerful performance and connectivity, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature the industry’s first 10nm processor, enabling heightened speed and efficiency. It is also gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi ready with support for up to 1 Gbps so users can quickly download files, regardless of the file size.
Entertainment: As the world’s first mobile device certified by the UHD Alliance as MOBILE HDR PREMIUMTM, Galaxy S8 and S8+ let you see the same vibrant colors and contrasts that the filmmakers intended while watching your favorite shows. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ offer next-level gaming experiences with vivid and superior graphic technology, as well as Game Pack, featuring top game titles, including select titles supported by the Vulkan API.
Mobile Security: The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are built on Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will offer a wide selection of biometric technologies including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, and facial recognition so users can select a secure biometric authentication method that works best for them.
Both Phones supports Wireless charging.
Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plusSpecification
|Galaxy S8||Galaxy S8 Plus|
|Processor||Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process|
Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
|Memory||4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.1)|
|Display||5.8” (146.5mm)1 Quad HD+|
|6.2” (158.1mm)1 Quad HD+|
|Camera||Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)|
|Battery||3,000 mAh Fast Charging on wired and Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA||3,500 mAhFast Charging on wired and wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM|
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, GLONASS, BeiDou*)
Price & Availability
- The pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ start on the March 30th but only in the US for now.Samsung Galaxy Price in the US will be set by their carrier
- Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at £689 (PKR 89,566) and the S8 Plus at £779 (PKR 101,282) in UK
- Both smartphones will be available for sale on 21st April 2017.
- Smartphone will probably be available in Pakistan after 21 April 2017.
Samsung DeX is a unique solution that transforms your smartphone into a desktop by providing a secure desktop-like experience. With Samsung DeX, users can easily display and edit data from their phone, making working from a smartphone faster and smarter.
Bixby is an intelligent interface that will help users get more out of their phone. With the new Bixby button, you will be able to conveniently access Bixby and navigate through services and apps with simple voice, touch and text commands.
At launch, Bixby’s Voice function will integrate with several Samsung native apps and features including Camera, Contacts, Gallery, Messages and Settings, with the plan to expand its capabilities to include more Samsung and third-party apps in the near future. Contextual awareness capabilities enable Bixby to offer personalized help based on what it continues to learn about the user’s interests,
Contextual awareness capabilities enable Bixby to offer personalized help based on what it continues to learn about the user’s interests, situation, and location.Users can also shop, search for images and get details about nearby places with Bixby’s image recognition technology. As the Bixby ecosystem grows, it will connect across devices, apps, and services as a ubiquitous interface, and open up new experiences and scenarios to simplify life.