Samsung unpacked its latest offerings, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, at the Unpacked event in New York on Wednesday. This year’s Galaxy S flagship phone comes with bezel-less display, something that Samsung proudly showcased at the event held just a while back.
After the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, the Galaxy S8 series will probably prove to be a winner for the South Korean mobile giant, and is expected to improve its fortunes this year. The S8 and S8 Plus will be available from 21 April onwards and we’re hopeful that India will be part of the first list of countries that get their hands on it.
Samsung has given the Galaxy S8 a design makeover, especially with its new set of sizes ranging between 5.8 and 6.2-inch for the S8 and S8 Plus respectively.
Samsung has also introduced Bixby, its much talked about voice assistant, and you now also have the option to secure the phone with a fingerprint scanner, an iris scanner and face recognition, among others.
The phone offers IP68-certified durability, making it dust and water-resistant. The home button has been accommodated underneath the phone’s display, while the fingerprint scanner is placed right next to the camera sensor.
Speaking of which, Samsung has upgraded the rear camera with a 12-megapixel dual Pixel technology, which the company claims will offer zoom and anti-blur photos.
The phone packs in the Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 256GB. As for the quality of the display on offer, you get a Quad HD 2960x1440 pixels Super AMOLED display that never fails to amaze us.
Running on Android 7.0 Nougat, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus come loaded with a 3000mAh and 3500mAh battery unit respectively.