Introduction to Samsung galaxy S8

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge is the stunning next version of the Edge family of smartphones. These are Samsung’s top flagships and sport a gorgeous curved screen design that no other phone maker has been able to replicate. This time Samsung don’t use edge word for Samsung S8. But Don’t worry. Just because Samsung has dropped the Edge name it doesn’t mean that we won’t get a beautifully sloped screen Galaxy S8. In fact every Galaxy S8 will have an “Edge” style screen. So instead of a flat-screened S8 and curved S8 Edge, we’ll be getting a 5.8-inch curved S8.The Samsung Galaxy S8 costs around $750 from US carriers, to buy outright from the likes of AT&T or Verizon. But the price goes up to more than $900 if you want to buy it free from the restrictions of a carrier.

Galaxy S8 Specifications

  •  Dimensions:
    • 148.9 x 68 x 8mm: 5.8-inch screen
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2960
  • Processor: Exynos 8895 / Snapdragon 835 (US only)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • 64GB Internal Storage, Up to 256GB microSD card

The S8 Edge’s processor is supported by 4GB RAM which is more than ample for an Android phone. Yes there are phones with 6GB RAM like the OnePlus 3, but in reality the extra 2GB are almost entirely wasted as Google’s operating system can’t make good use of it. We’ve seen the S8 running and it is butter smooth in operation.

Galaxy S8 Features

  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • Water and dust resistance
  • Iris scanner
  • Bixby AI assistant
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz UI
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front and back
  • 64GB storage with microSD card slot
  • USB-C connector

While the home button has gone the fingerprint scanner hasn’t. This is now on the back of the S8 Edge/Plus, which we like the idea of, but not the execution. Samsung has opted to place the scanner quite high and next to the camera so we sometimes miss it when reaching. It’s the one minor flaw in an otherwise outstanding design.

Galaxy S8 Cameras

  • Rear camera: 12MP f/1.7 aperture
  • Front camera: 8MP f/1.7 aperture
  • OIS (optical image stabilisation)
  • Dual-pixel technology
  • Multi-frame image processor

 

Galaxy S8 Battery Life

  • Battery life S8: 3,000mAh non remoeable lion battery
  • Fast charging
  • Wireless charging

 

 

Galaxy S8 Extra Features

  • Iris Scanner (Face Recognition)
  • Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • Wireless charging
  • Heart Rate Sensor
  • SpO2 Sensor
  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Air gestures
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • SNS integration
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • ANT+ support

 

 

 

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