Samsung Announces the Galaxy S8 and S8+ Smartphones


Samsung has unveiled its new flagship devices, giving the world its first peek at the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The handsets’ most striking feature is the Infinity Display, which eschews side bezels to allow the 5.8" screen (6.2" on the S8+) to curve gracefully around the edges of the phone for a more immersive experience. The 2960 x 1440 AMOLED screen has also been lengthened toward the top and bottom, with the home, back, and overview buttons now onscreen and the fingerprint reader moved to the rear panel.

Also on the back of the device is a 12MP camera with a large 1/2.5" sensor and f/1.7 lens, capable of recording 4K video at 60 fps and taking 9MP photographs, simultaneously. The front-facing 8MP camera has an f/1.7 lens, as well, for video-chatting and taking self-portraits. 

Inside, the phones are powered by the Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, backed up by 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 540 GPU. IP68 water- and dustproofing helps keep those sensitive components safe from accidents and the elements, even in 4.9' of water, for up to 30 minutes.

On the software side, the S8 and S8+ run a Samsung-modified Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, with the contextually aware, button-activated Bixby personal assistant helping you throughout your day. You can boost your productivity with Samsung DeX, which lets you connect a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to the DeX Station dock (sold separately) and use your phone like a PC. The DeX Station, as well as the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, will be available for pre-order soon.

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