SAMSUNG announces Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones with Bixby, Iris scanner and Infinity Display. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduces the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to the world. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ comes with a stunning Infinity Display for immersive viewing experiences.
Available in 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+, the Infinity Display and bezel-less design form a smooth, continuous surface with no buttons or harsh angles. The Galaxy S8's compact design enables comfortable one-handed operation and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back for durability and a high-quality finish.
|SAMSUNG announces Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones with Bixby, Iris scanner and Infinity Display|
Packing powerful performance and connectivity, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature the industry's first 10nm processor, enabling heightened speed and efficiency. It is also gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi ready with support for up to 1 Gbps so users can quickly download files, regardless of the file size.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are equipped with an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.
As the world's first mobile device certified by the UHD Alliance as MOBILE HDR PREMIUMTM, Galaxy S8 and S8+ let you see the same vibrant colors and contrasts that the filmmakers intended while watching your favorite shows. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ offer next-level gaming experiences with vivid and superior graphic technology, as well as Game Pack, featuring top game titles, including select titles supported by the Vulkan API.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are built on Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will offer a wide selection of biometric technologies including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition so users can select a secure biometric authentication method that works best for them.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will also come with the foundational Galaxy features that customers have come to love, including:
+ IP68 water and dust resistance
+ MicroSD support up to 256GB
+ Always-on display
+ Fast and wireless charging capabilities
Bixby is an intelligent interface that will help users get more out of their phone. With the new Bixby button, you will be able to conveniently access Bixby and navigate through services and apps with simple voice, touch and text commands. At launch, Bixby's Voice function will integrate with several Samsung native apps and features including Camera, Contacts, Gallery, Messages and Settings, with the plan to expand its capabilities to include more Samsung and third-party apps in the near future. Contextual awareness capabilities enable Bixby to offer personalized help based on what it continues to learn about the user's interests, situation and location.
Users can also shop, search for images and get details about nearby places with Bixby's image recognition technology. As the Bixby ecosystem grows, it will connect across devices, apps and services as a ubiquitous interface, and open up new experiences and scenarios to simplify life.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Specifications
Display: Galaxy S8 (5.8" (146.5mm) Quad HD+ (2960x1440), (570ppi); Galaxy S8+ 6.2" (158.1mm) Quad HD+ (2960x1440), (529ppi)
OS: Android 7.0
Network: LTE Cat. 16
Dimension: Galaxy S8 (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm); Galaxy S8+ (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173g)
AP: Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process; Octa core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
Memory: 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.1)
Camera: Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
Battery: Galaxy S8 (3,000 mAh), Galaxy S8+ (3,500 mAh); Fast Charging on wired and wireless, Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Payment: NFC, MST
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
Pricing & Availability
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available starting on April 21, and will be offered in a rich color palette including Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold.