The Samsung Galaxy S8 is here. After so many months of rumors, the Korean company Samsung has unveiled what has just become its new flagship. The device is planted equipped with a larger screen and a powerful processor .
The device, which will go on sale in a few weeks, stands out for having a very powerful machinery and battery. It works through Android 7.1 Nougat, but includes some special Samsung functions, such as the Bixby smart assistant .
As if this were not enough, the Samsung Galaxy S8 includes an iris sensor and the classic fingerprint reading system . Safe and advanced systems for the times.
The device will go on sale for 810 euros from April 28 . Those who want to bet on the most complete version, will have at their disposal the Samsung Galaxy S8 +, a team with a 6.2-inch screen that will be sold for 910 euros.
If you want to know what the main news of the Samsung Galaxy S8 are , keep reading to discover them.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a larger screen
1. 5.8 inch screen
Samsung's flagship display is greatly enlarged, from 5.1 to 5.8 inches. It is a Super AMOLED panel that extends slightly towards the edges, as had been pointed out in the rumor phase.
In addition, the resolution reaches 1,440 x 2,960 pixels, achieving a density of 568 dots per inch. The screen is also protected with a Corning Gorilla 5 glass.
2. More equipment in less grams
Samsung has gone to great lengths to integrate a larger screen into a practically similar space . While it is true that the device is a bit taller and thicker, the equipment stays even one gram less. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a significantly larger screen, but it weighs 151 grams, instead of 152, like the previous generation.
3. 8 megapixel selfie camera
Another improvement that lovers of selfies will value very positively: the front camera goes from having 5 megapixels to aiming 8 . This same camera has an aperture f / 1.7 and LED flash, which will allow us to take good photos and obtain good results even in poorly lit environments.
Samsung Galaxy S8 data sheet
|screen||5.8 ″ Super AMOLED 1440 x 2960 resolution, 568 dpi|
|Main chamber||12 megapixels, aperture f / 1.7, LED flash|
|Camera for selfies||8 megapixels, aperture f / 1.7, LED flash|
|Internal memory||64/128 GB|
|Extension||microSD up to 256 GB|
|Processor and RAM||Exynos 8895 (eight cores 4 at 2.3 GHz and 4 at 1.7 GHz), 4 GB of RAM|
|Battery||3,000 mAh, fast charging, wireless charging|
|Operating system||Android 7 Nougat|
|Connections||Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac|
|Design||Metal and glass, 58% screen ratio. Colors: black, silver and purple|
|Dimensions||148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (151 grams)|
|Featured Features||Fingerprint reader, iris scanner, facial recognition, Bixby, waterproof (IP68)|
|Release date||April 2017|
4. The latest version of Android
If you were hoping to be able to enjoy the latest version of Android as standard, this time you are in luck. And is that the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes equipped natively with Android 7.1 Nougat , the most recent version of Google's operating system.
5. The Bixby smart assistant
You already know that Samsung usually adds its own news to its new releases. One of the most important is, without a doubt, Bixby. This is the smart assistant who has been talked about so much during the rumor stage.
The system will use artificial intelligence to be more natural and make life easier for the user. Bixby comes right after Samsung bought Viv . Their goal was to improve S Voice and they seem to have succeeded.
6. Iris and fingerprint reader
We already saw it on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that Samsung unveiled last year. We are talking about the iris reader, a tool that increases the security level of the equipment and is located on the front of the Samsung Galaxy S8.
In this way, the fingerprint sensor is located on the back of the phone , instead of being on the physical home button, which disappears. Both systems will coexist together to guarantee the safety of the users.
More power inside the Samsung Galaxy S8
7. More power inside
The Samsung company, as expected, has reinforced the internal capacity of its flagship. The computer is powered by an Exynos 8895 eight-core processor . Combines with 4 GB of RAM.
This will guarantee good performance , both when executing different processes and when launching more complex apps and video games.
8. Battery and fast charging system
The battery is held at 3,000 milliamps . But the improvements deployed by Samsung should allow users to enjoy superior autonomy. All forecasts point to more than one day at full capacity, and even two.
It also includes a fast charging system. Ideal for those users who are always in a hurry and need to get more battery in less time.