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.