Samsung introduced its brand new smartphone at a special event on March 29th as the Galaxy S8. The screen is in Full HD definition by default but can be switched to WQHD + as required. They are also HDR compatible for brighter colors and more pronounced contrasts.

However, the front panel has no buttons. The fingerprint scanner is then relayed to the back of the phone, next to the photo sensor. Technical information sheet:

  • Screen: Super AMOLED screen (2880 x 1440) with 5.8-inch curved edges for the Galaxy S8 and 6.2 inches for the Galaxy S8 Plus.
  • Operating system: Android N in its most recent version.
  • Processor: Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm or Exynos 8895
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM

Cameras: dual 12-megapixel sensor with an 8-megapixel front camera. 4K videos, laser autofocus, facial recognition and position tag.

  • Storage: 64 GB expandable by microSD card.
  • Battery life: 3000 mAh non- removable battery for the S8 and 3500 mAh for the S8 Plus
  • Security: fingerprint reader, iris scanner, facial recognition Specifications: IP68 certification (sealing and dust protection)

Best features:

  • The Galaxy S8 is Samsung compatible, Samsung Pass, Samsung Health and Samsung Connect, for an even more connected life.
  • The Galaxy S8 has an edge-to-edge display, totaling more than 80% of the front panel of the device.
  • The Home button disappears and is integrated directly on the screen.

  • The fingerprint reader is moved to the back of the camera, next to the photo module.
  • A new artificial intelligence named Bixby makes its appearance. It allows for new interactions such as the description of a monument or the direct sharing of what happens on the screen.
  • Samsung also introduced Samsung DeX, a base to transform the Galaxy S8 into a PC running Android.
  • AKB earphones are supplied directly in the box when purchasing the Galaxy S8.
  • The Galaxy S8 is a redesigned design.

The biggest revolution of the Galaxy S8 is visible to the naked eye.

  • Its design has been completely reworked, for an even finer finish.
  • Exit the home button: the AMOLED curved screen of the smartphone is now edge – to – edge, totaling 83% of the front panel.
  • Samsung calls it the Infinite Display and this offers unmatched image quality.
  • If the screen is bigger than ever (5.8 inches for S8, 6.2 inches for the S8 Plus), this new design allows keeping dimensions reasonable.
  • Navigation is done via virtual buttons and the fingerprint reader is moved to the back of the camera, next to the photo module.

Artificial intelligence is the other big novelty of the Galaxy S8!

A new virtual assistant is born. Named Bixby, it is accessible directly via a dedicated button on the edge of the smartphone. Bixby is able to understand the voice commands while analyzing what happens on the screen. It may also describe a monument on the street or indicate where it is possible to buy an object. Self-learning, it will be able to adapt to your needs.

Samsung DeX Samsung DeX is a new accessory offered by the Korean firm. It allows transforming the Galaxy S8 into PC under Android! And in a very simple and very fluid way. It comes as a stand with power, two USB jacks, and an Ethernet jack. Then you just connect to a screen, keyboard, and mouse to enjoy the same possibilities as a computer.

Face Recognition:

The fingerprint reader present on high-end smartphones is sometimes debated. Some people praise its ease of use and safety when others are reluctant to provide such information to a private company. The Galaxy S8 will not reconcile the clans

Samsung has indeed decided to go even further in the all safe. To the fingerprint reader is now added the iris scanner and facial recognition. So now it is enough to look at the smartphone so that this one unblock instantly.

Improved Data Sheet:

Every year, the technical characteristics of smartphones are improving

  • First: the processor. The Galaxy S8 is equipped with a new generation chip, whether it’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 8895. It boasts 64 GB of storable storage via microSD and 4 GB of RAM.
  • The Samsung flagship back camera remains the same as the Galaxy S7 (12MP, f / 1.7 aperture), already one of the best on the market, especially in low light. The frontal module gains 3MP to reach 8 megapixels, allowing even better Selfies.

  • Coupled with this, an iris scanner placed in front of the phone allows you to secure access to your smartphone and even some of your files.
  • For more speed, you can also activate facial recognition.

New features but few changes

In addition to their new screens, the Galaxy S8 and S8 + do not necessarily advance more innovative features. Note that they will be the first to enjoy Bluetooth 5.0, which will connect 2 audio devices at the same time.

The batteries of the telephones remain substantially the same despite the larger screens, which could pose problems of autonomy.  Apart from that, the Galaxy S8 and S8 + will, of course, have right to their lots of official accessories. But a particular spring: the Samsung DeX, which allows you to turn your smartphone into a real desktop computer retaining all your usual files.