Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – Price, Specs, Features

If we were last week of the new iPhone 7 RED and LG G6, today we announce that Samsung just introduced the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. These two models of the new smartphone of the South Korean company are intended to be a revolution within the brand and we will detail all its features so that you know how these two mobile phones will be. But before that, we go to what you are probably asking: its price and date. Both smartphones will go on sale on April 28, costing the Samsung Galaxy S8 €809  and the Galaxy S8 Plus €909.

What stands out at a glance from the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is its renewed appearance, with a larger screen without frames (5.8 inches on the S8 and 6.2 on the S8 Plus) and with the absence of the classic Home button. But removing this button does not mean that we can not return to the main menu immediately. The screen of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus will feature, in addition to HDR technology, with a pressure sensor that will give us immediate access to the system’s home screen.


Also, at the aesthetic level, it is also noticeable that the body of both smartphones is smaller than that of its predecessors. The Samsung Galaxy S8 measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm, while the S8 Plus has a size of 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm. Also note the incorporation of an iris scanner in both models, something we already enjoyed in Note7, and the change of the fingerprint reader to the back of the phone with the aim of giving even greater importance to the screen.

In terms of image quality, Samsung again has a Super AMOLED panel for the S8 and S8 Plus, giving purer blacks and a higher contrast than most of the competition. In addition, these new smartphones also have a higher resolution than its predecessors with a panel of 2,960 x 1,440 pixels and an 18.5: 9 widescreen style.


Internally, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus come to Europe with an Exynos 8895 processor, the most advanced model of its own. Both phones have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, expandable thanks to the microSD card slot. Of course, the artificial intelligence assistant that this time called Bixby could not miss, although the option of speaking with him in Spanish will not come until the second half of 2017, at least. On the other hand, thanks to the Samsung Connect application of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galasy S8 Plus, we can control any device of the brand like washing machines, vacuum cleaners, etc., from our smartphone.

Of course, the camera and battery of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus also receive improvements. The rear camera of the S8 and S8 Plus maintains the same resolution of 12 megapixels, but extends its aperture up to f / 1.7. In addition, it has a Dual Pixel sensor and larger pixels for better photo quality. It has also changed image processing, allowing you to take brighter and clearer shots in the dark. For its part, the front camera now has 8 megapixels and autofocus technology.

As for the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, has passed an 8-point test to avoid problems with the battery of Note 7. This battery will have a capacity of 3,000 milliamps and has a technology Fast charge to have the mobile ready even faster. Unfortunately, in Spain the option of wireless charging will not be available.

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus has a modem capable of speeds up to 1GBps, support for WiFi a / c and Bluetooth 5.0. It also has a reversible Type C USB connector for a faster data transfer rate. In short, Samsung has improved the connectivity of its smartphones with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Here’s a summary of the technical features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Galaxy S8

Galaxy S8 Plus

Screen

5,8 inches

6,2 inches

Resolution

2960×1440

2960×1440

Relationship Appearance

18,5:9

18,5:9

Battery (mAh)

3.000

3.500

High (mm)

148,9

159,5

Width (mm)

68,1

73,4

Thickness (mm)

8,0

8,1

Weight (g)

155

173

Processor

Octa Core (2,3 + 1,7 GHz)

Octa Core (2,3 + 1,7 GHz)

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

Storage

64 GB + MicroSD

64 GB + MicroSD

OS

Android 7.0

Android 7.0

Connector

USB-C

USB-C