Like a Phoenix from the ashes, Samsung is rising back to its glory. The just new launched Samsung Galaxy S8 is just a testament to the fact.
Samsung which has been facing some rough times in the recent past has proven how unfazed it is when it comes to launching world-class products. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the company’s trump card to kill competition. In the worlds of D J Koh, “Samsung Galaxy S8 is Not just a great device, but a new way to experience the world.”
Edge-to-Edge to Display
From the many leaks that surfaced way before the launch, we were pretty sure that the Samsung Galaxy S* display would be of an edge-to-edge model. The launch just confirmed that the display would be of a 18:5:9 aspect ratio.
What is new is that the home button is given amiss and embedded in the display to make the screen look and feel whole. The screen will occupy the entire content leaving no room for the bezel to disturb the feel. The same goes with Galaxy S8’s 5.2 inch as well as 6.2 inch models. It’s worth noting that the Galaxy S8 series are the first to spot on-screen navigation buttons.
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A New Personal Assistant
If you wished to have a Siri on your Android phone, maybe Bixbi can fill the void. It is the all new artificial intelligence based personal assistant that Samsung claims to “understands talk, text, and taps” that totally reinvents the way you use your phone. Bixby can also fetch results for visuals shown through the camera app.
Hardware & Camera
The Samsung Galaxy S8 hardware comes with IP68 dust and water resistance, at par with the latest iPhone models. The device will remain safe from moisture damage up to a distance of 1.5 mi. A read 12 MP camera with dual pixel sensor and 8 MP front cam takes care of the imagery duties.
Built in-house, probably in association with Qualcomm, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will have Snapdragon chips amped up by 10 Nanometers. The upgraded chips will make device unlocking using facial recognition faster. A 4 GB LPDDR RAm will fuel the multitasking chores seamlessly. 64 GB in-built ROM scalable up to 256Gb through microSD will give sufficient room for all your storage requirements. Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will run on Android 7.0 Nougat with.
The iris scanner from Note 7 has found its way into the Galaxy S8 series making device security literally impossible to replicate. Also, the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the rear and positioned near the camera for quick reach. Other security measures like password, PIN, pattern are also made available.
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The Samsung Note 7 debacle has really made Samsung cautious of its new product range. As a result, the Samsung Galaxy S8 battery is made to pass a 8-point safety check, which is one step ahead than the industry standards. The S8 and S8+will draw power from a 3,000 mAH and 3,500 mAH battery which can be charged super-fast through USB Type-C cable as well as through wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S8 will hit US store shelves from April 21st onwards. It is priced around $750 dollars, approximately Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 60,000 in India. You can pick your choice of the Galaxy S8 from choiceful colors of Arctic Silver, Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Maple Gold and Orchid Gray.