Samsung announces Galaxy S8 smartphones with Infinity Display


Samsung announces Galaxy S8 smartphones

The wait is finally over! After so much leaked information on the internet (pictures and videos included) for the last couple of months, yesterday, in a press event in New York, event which was streamed live in duplex with London, Samsung Electronics has officially unveiled the Galaxy S8 smartphones.

Both phones feature a gorgeous Samsung Super AMOLED curved panel with 1,440 x 2.960 pixels screen resolution and no bezels on the sides, which the South Korean OEM calls Infinity Display. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are equipped with an 64-bit octa-core processor (depending on the region it is either the Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 9 chipset powering them). Both come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable for up to 256GB more via a micro SD card slot), but we have word about a 6GB RAM model which will become available in some key markets (mainly Asia).

The Galaxy S8 smartphones have lost their physical Home button in favour of a 3D Touch-like button (a small on-screen pressure sensitive area). Both, the S8+ and the standard model have a dedicated physical button to activate Bixby virtual assistant (machine learning based A.I.), it comes with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and a headphone jack which means it allows one to connect two headphones at the same time, a USB-C port, 4G LTE Cat 16 (up to 1Gbps download speed), NFC for Samsung Pay, it comes with Samsung Knox Security and a lot of extra security features such as the Iris scanner, the face detection system, pattern lock, pin lock, and a fingerprint reader at the back right beside the main camera. Speaking of, the main camera comes with a 12MP sensor with OIS and f/1.7 aperture, the front-facing camera has an 8MP selfie sensor with autofocus and f/1.7 aperture. The S8 duo runs Android Nougat with a smart user interface on top.