Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ launch: Hits and fails of the new smartphone
- Author: Arturo Norris Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 20:16
And that has a voice assistant too.
"The Galaxy S8 is the most important phone for Samsung in a decade and every aspect will be under the microscope following the Note 7 recall", said Ben Wood, a veteran smartphone industry analyst with UK-based CCS Insight. They will go on sale on April 21.
The technology giant has used the best hardware and provided the best features available to date in the device. In India, the device might be priced from Rs 47,000 approximately.
Among the highlights of the new products is Samsung's Infinity Display, a curved screen that takes up almost the entire front face of the phone. In the front, Samsung has upgraded the specs with an 8 MP autofocus camera that has an f/1.7 aperture.
The Galaxy S8 is water and dust resistant.
The phone is the first premium offering released by the South Korean company since the Galaxy Note 7 was released late previous year, caused a public relations disaster and a massive recall after it was deemed a fire hazard by government authorities. Now the fingerprint sensor is found on the back of the device adjacent next to the camera.
You can also store memos and photos in Samsung's Secure Folder while Samsung Pass will store all your passwords and log-in details for websites and sign you in using just your biometric data.
The company emphasized on a broader Galaxy ecosystem with the introduction of Galaxy S8. Pre-orders are live tomorrow (March 30th) and will include a free Gear VR with controller.
Samsung is back in the mobile device game again. Samsung also said several apps, such as Google's YouTube were optimized for the bigger screen.
However, inside the specifications sheet, and something that Samsung should have boasted about on stage, was the fact that both the smartphones come with the latest Bluetooth version v5.0 connectivity. Samsung has been betting increasingly on 360-degree content creation, partnering with filmmaker and YouTube Casey Neistat which included a video of Neistat teaching model Karlie Kloss how to shoot in 360 around New York during New York Fashion Week. Even still, the Galaxy S8's Snapdragon 835 processor promises to net users significant performance and battery improvements, so the difference may not even matter.