Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ finally unveiled, Specs & Price

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    Samsung has finally launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, its first flagships in 2017.

    Before the unveiling of the two flagships, we already had a faint idea about them thanks to the numerous leaks that had been doing rounds on the internet.

    Nothing much came as a surprise really.

    Earlier this year, Samsung launched Galaxy A3, A5, and A7, three midrange handsets whose specs we A-Okay.

    But we all knew that Samsung had bigger things coming especially since it is on a mission to restore its corporate dignity after the Note 7 crisis.

    We have held endless talks about Samsung woes and this explains why the giant smartphone manufacturer took extra time to manufacture handsets that would remind the audience that safety is a top concern.

    The Samsung Galaxy 8 and 8+ specifications are lit. The handsets come with an impressive software and hardware redesign.

    The buttons have a sleek look as well as the icons. One of the key selling points has to be the digital assistant called Bixby.

    With this one, an emphasis has been placed on contextual intelligence. Siri and Google Assistant are no longer the only kids on the block. Not anymore.

    S8 comes with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display while the S8+ comes with a 6.2-inch display. Galaxy S8 and S8+ plus come with dual curved displays.

    The handsets are also slightly curved at the back. While the sizes seem humongous, the fact that it is slightly curved should make it feel small on hand.

    We can all agree that a nearly bezel-less handset is quite appealing. It’s only at the top and bottom section that thin bezels have been included. Sleek.

    Samsung has removed the physical home button and placed it underneath the display while the fingerprint scanner has been placed at the back of the device.

    Below are the key specs of the two handsets:

    Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8+
    Display 5.8-inch Super AMOLED

    2960×1440 pixels

    Gorilla Glass 5

    6.2-inch Super AMOLED

    2960×1440 pixels

    Gorilla Glass 5

     CPU 64-bit Octa-core

    (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad)

    64-bit Octa-core

    (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad)

    Operating System  Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat
    RAM 4GB RAM

    64GB ROM expandable by up to 256GB

    4GB RAM

    64GB ROM expandable by up to 256GB

    Camera 12MP f/1.7 dual pixel primary camera

    8MP f/1.7 with smart autofocus

    12MP f/1.7 dual pixel primary camera

    8MP f/1.7 with smart autofocus

    Connectivity Wi-Fi

    Bluetooth 5.0

    USB Type-C

    3.5 mm headphone jack

    NFC

    Wi-Fi

    Bluetooth 5.0

    USB Type-C

    3.5 mm headphone jack

    NFC

    IP68 Dust and water resistance technology  Yes Yes

     

    Battery 3,000mAh Li-Po

    with quick charging for wired and wireless charging systems

     

    3,500mAh Li-Po

    with quick charging for wired and wireless charging systems

    Sensor Fingerprint scanner mounted on the rear

    Iris Scanner

    Fingerprint scanner mounted on the rear

    Iris Scanner

    Price and Availability

    The handset will be available starting April 21st and will come in different colors. We should be getting the handset in a few weeks.

    The prices are Ksh. 84, 999 for S8 and  Ksh. 94,999 for S8+. We can now confirm these price in Kenya with some authority.

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