No matter what brand they are or what technology they ride, phones have considerably become out of date. The same old design and features are no more enough to make a phone user excited. However, the phone has replaced lot many things in our life that having one is more of a necessity that luxury. This is what all of us think while we plan to buy a new phone, but the things would change with the launch of the most awaited phone of the year, “Samsung S8”.
The first glimpse of the phone is so appealing that you cannot resist yourself from picking up the marvel. The siblings, S8 and the larger Galaxy S8+ are so special. They are indeed the best production of Samsung boasting their technical soundness. It appears as a bright phone but the time will tell what is in store.
Release Date & Price:
The phone is set to be released on Samsung S8 for a whopping £689. However, if you are interested in pre-ordering the phone the prices are different.
- Pre-Order: Samsung Galaxy S8 on O2 (3GB) – £125 upfront, £35/month
- Pre-Order: Samsung Galaxy S8 on Vodafone (24GB) – £160 upfront, £37/month
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs:
- The phone has a 5.8-inch quad-HD Infinity Display (AMOLED)
- For Europe and Asia, the phone comes with Samsung Exynos 8895 & for the USA with Qualcomm Snapdragon
- 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (microSD expandable up to 256GB)
- Fast charging battery of 3000mAh battery with wireless charging option
- Rear camera: 12 megapixels with dual-pixel sensor, f/1.7 aperture
- Front camera: 8 megapixels with autofocus and f/1.7
- Iris and fingerprint scanner
- Enabled with Samsung Bixby personal assistant
- Operating system Android 7 Nougat with Google Assistant
Here are some key features of Samsung S8:
Samsung Galaxy S8 has won the design title of the year. It is the best phone you must have seen so far. The curvy phone slips smoothly in your palm and glitters with every light stroke. It comes in three color shades; Bright silver, grey with blue tone and dark black. The phone is slim and weighs only 155 grams. The phone boasts of two features; IP68 water & dust resistant. The phone has a wide display which ultimately eats up all the space of the fingerprint sensor. So, the sensor is placed at the back of the phone, a feature that isn’t a plus point.
HDR on the phone:
The phone has a 2960 x 1440 resolution and comes with a ‘Mobile HDR Premium’ certification. This makes it easy for you to stream Netflix and Amazon Prime videos. This is an impeccable feature that a phone can have. Now you can treat your eyes with bright pictures with better contrast. However, this feature doesn’t help much in terms of picture display.
The phone has amazing power inside. If you are in Europe & Asia you will get a phone with Exynos 8895 chipset, whereas for people in the USA the phone has Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. However, this won’t make a huge difference as both the CPU are fast and steady.
The phone does not show many upgrades in terms of Camera. There is a single 12-megapixel sensor at the back of the phone with f/1.7 wide lens. The camera employs dual-pixel tech which is an old feature of Samsung. The only noticeable change is the multi-frame image processor. The processor takes three shots every time you take a picture. This reduces blur and makes your pictures smarter.
With mature, angular and edgy screen icons the phone comes out as a great invention of Samsung. It has a stark white color theme that makes the phone striking and all the Samsung’s Native Apps are well adapted to the theme. With this phone, Samsung has launched its rival to Siri, Bixby. The Bixby button enables you to get started fast and thus you are going to rely on this personal assistant soon. The Bixby’s home also presents you news, notifications, steps, heart rate, preferred YouTube videos and much more.
So this is all we know about Samsung Galaxy S8 so far. The phone appears to be something different in the first impression, now the time will only tell where and how will this phone secure a place in the market.