With the S8 and S8+ officially announced on Wednesday night at 11pm local time, we finally got the chance to see how it looks like, even though most of us already have already seen pictures of it prior to the event thanks to numerous leaks.
Even so, with the official announcement, the S8 looks like the phone to beat for this year. Sporting a gorgeous 5.8-inch display on the S8 and a gigantic 6.2-inch display on the S8+, Samsung is trying to make up from the failure of their previous device. Samsung calls their latest display the Infinity Display – a bezel-less, full frontal, edge-to-edge screen are their exact words for the display. Both devices are capable of 2960×1440 resolution, which can be activated in the Settings.
Both the S8 and S8+ are running on the same specs, aside from its battery. The battery capacity on the S8 is a 3,000mAh battery, while the latter is running on a 3,500mAh battery. We are not sure how this would hold up on a daily use, considering its larger screen. The US version of the S8 will be running on a Snapdragon 835 with Quad-Core 2.35GHz + 1.9GHz. While the international version is expected to run on an Exynos 8895 Quad-Core 2.3GHz + 1.7GHz. Both devices will run on the latest Android 7.0, with Samsung’s TouchWiz plastered on top of it.
On the camera side of things, the S8 is upgraded with an 8-megapixel front camera, while the rear camera stayed the same from the S7 – a 12-megapixel camera. Bixby, Samsung’s voice assistant was also given the spotlight during the presentation.
With an expected release date on the 21st of April, we’re excited to see how the S8 performs against the current Android kings in the market.