Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Features, Specifications, and Price

Samsung launched its flagship smartphones Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The major outline of the event is “What’s exceptional today will become essential tomorrow.” Samsung is committed to three aspects of your digital life: safety, quality, and craftsmanship. The two smartphones are built around this philosophy. The new age smartphones are ‘without edges or limits’. Here we provide you full Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus features, specifications, and price.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Features, Specifications, and Price

Display

The phones boast Infinity Display that will change everything we know about our phones. As expected, the two new phones have 5.8” (Galaxy S8) and 6.2” (Galaxy S8 Plus) screen size with rounded corners. With the curved edges on smartphones, Samsung can use big displays without requiring a giant sized phone. Samsung has manufactured individual components in smaller size so that display could be stretched to the edges of device. A noticeable difference this year is that Samsung has penchant for curved screens and hence, there is no flat options like there was last year. Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are first phones to get mobile HDR certification from UHD alliance. This will ensure move vibrant colours when watching visual contents. Note that Amazon content will support HDR on the two phones. Another notable feature on display is that Samsung has moved the home button under the display. So it is a virtual button that will respond to pressure.

You can choose your phone from five different colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold. Note that US consumers won’t be able to get any two colours from the list.

Camera

In camera, Samsung has used the same sensor and lens that were available in last year’s S7. On software front, Samsung has done something noticeable as it has combined multiple frames to get more detail and sharpness. Pixel and iPhone users are already enjoying these features. The selfie camera is 8MP and includes face detection autofocus. The phones have IP68 water and dust resistant qualities.

Processor

Samsung has brought smaller but more efficient processor, which is 10nm. The US consumers will get Snapdragon 835 processor, while users from other parts of the world will be using Samsung’s own Exynos chip.

Battery

Galaxy S8 has 3000mAh and Galaxy S8 Plus has 3500mAh. Both phones have weaker batteries than S7 Edge from the last year; however, they have fast wired and wireless charging facility.

Miscellaneous Features

Users will be able to unlock their phone screen with fingerprint scanner, iris, and the new face recognition system. Android has face recognition feature since Ice Cream Sandwich OS, but it was not up to the mark. Samsung uses a new engine and it is really fast. However, Samsung has made a mistake by placing fingerprint scanner right next to the camera. And this will inspire more users to use face recognition system to unlock phone.

Health will enable users to directly connect with a doctor to get diagnosis and prescriptions without having to leave your home or office. You can use video calls for this. This might sound a good feature but it has a questionable practical approach as insurance providers may reject this feature.

Price

Mobile carriers in the US wasted little time on fixing the price of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The pre-orders start from March 30 at 12.01AM ET and the phone will be available in stores April 21st.

Verizon

Verizon will offer free Gear VR with Controller and Oculus content pack to customers who will pre-order the phones. Or customers can select $99 ‘Experience Box’ with Gear VR and Controller, Harman Kardon headphones, and 256GB microSD card.

Galaxy S8: $720 full retail
Monthly installments: $30 / mo for 24 months

Galaxy S8 Plus: $840 full retail
Monthly installments: $35 / mo for 24 months

AT&T

Pre-order customers will get free Gear VR with Controller and Oculus content pack.

Galaxy S8: $750 full retail
AT&T Next: $25 / mo for 30 months
AT&T Next Every Year: $31.25 / mo for 24 months

Galaxy S8 Plus: $850 full retail
AT&T Next: $28.34 / mo for 30 months
AT&T Next Every Year: $35.42 / mo for 24 months

Pre-orders start March 30th at 12:01AM ET. Available in stores April 21st.

T-Mobile

Pre-order customers will get free Gear VR with Controller and Oculus game pack.

Moreover, T-Mobile @Work customers get free DeX desktop dock with in-store pre-order.

Galaxy S8: $750 full retail ($729 at MetroPCS)
Monthly installments: $30 down payment + $30 / mo for 24 months
Jump! On Demand: $0 down +$33 / mo for 24 months

Galaxy S8 Plus: $850 full retail
Monthly installments: $130 down payment + $30 / mo for 24 months
Jump! On Demand: Same as monthly installments

Check the detailed features and specifications of Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus below:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
NETWORK GSM / HSPA / LTE  GSM / HSPA / LTE
Dimensions 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in) 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz)  173 g (6.10 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.8 inches (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio) 6.2 inches (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density) 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes  Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– 3D Touch (home button only)
– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
– 3D Touch (home button only)
– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
OS Android OS, v7.0 Android OS, v7.0
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – US model
Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – US model
Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
CPU Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – US model
Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – US model
Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) – EMEA
GPU Adreno 540 – US model Adreno 540 – US model
Card Slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM mode
microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM mode
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Primary Camera 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec. 2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary Camera 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, dual video call, Auto HDR 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, dual video call, Auto HDR
Alert Types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loud Speakers Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes Yes
Radio No N0
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5
Java No No
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Colors Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold

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