Samsung Details Galaxy S8 Smartphone, Release Set for April 21

Posted Wed Mar 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM PDT by
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The latest Galaxy smartphone will arrive next month.

Samsung has officially revealed its new flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone. The new Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available starting April 21.

"The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ usher in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world," said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. "The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy."

The Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch quad HD screen with a resolution of 2960x1440 and 570ppi, while the Galaxy S8+ features a 6.2-inch quad HD screen with a resolution of 2960x1440 and 529ppi. Both models offer an Infinity Display bezel-less design with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. Under the hood, the phones are powered by an Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process or an Octa core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm processor with 4GB of RAM running Android 7.0. A rear 12MP camera and a front 8MP camera are integrated as well. In addition, the devices have been certified by the UHD Alliance as MOBILE HDR PREMIUM. Likewise, each smartphone comes with new high-performance earphones from AKG by Harman.

Finally, Samsung has also integrated its new Bixby intelligent interface into the Galaxy S8. With Bixby, users can navigate through services and apps with simple voice, touch and text commands. 

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ will launch on April 21 in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold.

Source: Samsung

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