Samsung unveils Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Janie Parker
Марта 30, 2017

In this Friday, March 24, 2017, photo, a Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile phone is shown partially submerged to demonstrate its water resistance, in NY. It's a big ask, but it's well-prepared.

Though not the only reason the company became the dominant player in the high-end Android phone market, differentiated displays have always been Samsung's (SSNLF) calling card in this space.

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It starts with gorgeous designs made up of curved glass and a metallic frame that holds everything together. The home button has been replaced with a pressure-sensitive section embedded under the screen.

"The Galaxy S8 is the most important phone for Samsung in a decade and every aspect will be under the microscope following the Note 7 recall", said Ben Wood, a veteran smartphone industry analyst with UK-based CCS Insight. It can be used much like a laser pointer to navigate the Oculus powered VR application, which now offers offer users 8,000 videos and 2,000 premium experiences from launch.

Samsung ditched the physical Home button in the Galaxy S8.

The S8 display varies in size - 5.8 inches for the regular version and 6.2 inches for the S8-Plus.

The bezel-free, 5.8-inch screen on the S8 with have you doing double takes. The Galaxy S8+, on the other hand, is actually 4.5mm narrower than the iPhone 7 Plus, and only 0.7mm thicker. The fingerprint scanner also remains, but it has been relocated to the back of the device alongside the camera. Some of those include huge 5.8 and 6.2-inch Quad-HD Infinity displays, a new powerhouse Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and an improved camera. The models that will be sold in South Korea and some other global markets will come with Samsung's own Exynos 8895 chipset that has similar performance. Anyway, to better grasp everything Samsung has built into and for Galaxy S8, they have shared a bunch of videos with us to get a quick glance of the stuff.

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The Plus model isn't a vastly bigger than the regular Galaxy S8. LG seems to be suggesting that the G6 is better because Google Assistant is the only digital assistant on the phone. Qualcomm has said its Adreno 540 GPU in the S8 is about 25 percent faster than the Adreno 530 in the Galaxy S7.

As you can see from the shots above, the S8 does a neat job at identifying the user's face and exposing it properly, which is vital for producing an appealing Instagram-worthy selfie. It will then continue to do all that without you having to lay a finger on the screen.

It's a dock, plain and simple, and by slapping a galaxy S8 or S8 Plus smartphone inside you'll be able to turn the phone into a desktop PC. The Galaxy S8 features a larger display than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, and sports a voi. Samsung has partnered with VMware, Citrix, and Amazon to offer full Windows virtualization with DeX, and you can even run your Android apps alongside Windows apps.

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagship smartphones have been unveiled at an event in New York City.

But that won't be the case this year.

Bear in mind that the Galaxy S8 Plus is heavier at 173g compared to 155g.

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