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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched

The wait is over. Samsung has finally pulled the wraps off the much awaited Galaxy S8 and S8+ at its Unpacked 2017 event in New York today. Both the smartphones come in five different colors: Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Midnight Black, and Orchid Gray colors and will go on sale starting April 21.

When it comes to pricing, the Galaxy S8 will cost you €809 ($750) while the bigger S8+ will set you back by €909 ($850). In case that seems very pricey, let us help you: Check out our Galaxy S8 Giveaway, your chance to win it; have it for free!

The standout feature of both the phones (no points for guessing) is the almost bezel-free curved display with rounded corners. The Galaxy S8, as rumored, measures 5.8-inches in size whereas the S8+ measures 6.2-inches.

What’s more, you ask? Well, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the first set of phones to have Ultra Dynamic Range Certified screens.

Read: Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: Which one is better

Also, as expected, the company had introduced the Bixby, Samsung’s very own digital assistant to compete against the likes of Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Amazon’s Alexa.

Here’s a detailed rundown of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs.

Galaxy S8 specs

  • Dimension: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm
  • Weight: 155g
  • Display: 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD+ (2960 x 1440), 18.5:9, 570ppi
  • Processor: 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC,
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4 [6GB RAM in China]
  • Storage: 64GB (UFS 2.1), expandable up to 256GB [128GB in China]
  • Software: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Rear Camera: Dual Pixel 12MP (f/1.7), Smart OIS
  • Front Camera: 8MP AF (f/1.7)
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Charging: Wired, wireless, USB Type-C
  • Biometric Authentication: Fingerprint, Iris, Face
  • IP68 certified

Galaxy S8+ specs

  • Dimension: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm
  • Weight: 173g
  • Display: 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD+ (2960 x 1440), 18.5:9, 529ppi
  • Processor: 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC,
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 64GB (UFS 2.1), expandable up to 256GB
  • Software: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Rear Camera: Dual Pixel 12MP (f/1.7), Smart OIS
  • Front Camera: 8MP AF (f/1.7)
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Charging: Wired, wireless, USB Type-C
  • Biometric Authentication: Fingerprint, Iris, Face
  • Bixby
  • Samsung DeX
  • IP68 certified

S8 Offer?

Samsung is bundling a pair of AKG headphone for free with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ which otherwise would cost you around $99.

Also, folks, who pre-order the handset will get a Gear VR along with motion controller for free.  As mentioned earlier, both the smartphones will go on sale on April 21.


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