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Important Information You Need To Know About The Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+

Important Information You Need To Know About The Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+
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Samsung has recently introduced their new flagship smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ at their unveiled event in New York City. Their brand new smartphones seem to come along with some upgraded features that were unavailable in the past.

samsung galaxy s8 x-ray picture

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Product Specifications

OS
Android 7.0
Network
LTE Cat. 16*
*May differ by markets and mobile operators
Dimension
148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, 155g 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173g
AP
Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
Octa core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
*May differ by markets and mobile operators
Memory
4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.1)
*May differ by markets and mobile operators
Display
5.8” (146.5mm)1 Quad HD+
(2960×1440), (570ppi)
6.2” (158.1mm)1 Quad HD+
(2960×1440), (529ppi)
1 Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners
Camera
Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
Battery
3,000 mAh 3,500 mAhFast Charging on wired and wireless
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Payment
NFC, MST
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)
*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Sensors
Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
Audio
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF
Video
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Here are some of the key points and information and you should know about the phone:

samsung galaxy s8 infinity display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with a bezel-less infinite display which has no boundaries on the edges. Similar to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, they have increased the display screen size on the phone allowing you to see more on the screen. And in fact, it covers more area than the edge with its 18.5:9 screen.

samsung bixby

Bixby is Samsung’s very own AI interface that helps simplify commands, similar to Siri, Alexa, and OK Google. It can help manage tasks and follow certain commands without having to manually input those settings. While Samsung is sort of late to the whole naming of their AI game for their smartphones, they finally have it with Bixby.

samsung biometric

Samsung has improved their biometric authentication by introducing iris scans on top of their existing fingerprint scanning platform. This means that you can unlock your phone by simply looking into the cameras. This is an improved portion for their security of their phones as customers now have multiple methods of ensuring privacy to their devices.

samsung 10nm mobile processor

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones come with a new 10nm mobile processor. This allows for faster performance out of the phone than any generation before. And this is quite important as we are seeing upgrades and changes happening in the mobile VR industry where higher performance is required.

samsung dex

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones come equipped with something called DeX which transforms your device into a mini desktop. The phone can be plugged into a monitor where you’ll have access to their OS. Samsung describes it as a “desktop-like experience to documents and entertainment directly from your phone, all on a larger display equipped with keyboard and mouse – making both work and play smarter and faster.”

samsung gigabit LTE and Gigbit wifi

Samsung is also introducing Gigabit LTE and Gigabit Wi-Fi for their new flagship phones. These devices will be able to support up to 1 Gbps for fast downloads and quality streaming experiences. This will be most useful when watching 360 videos and VR experiences that demand high-bandwidth due to their file sizes.

samsung galaxy hdr screen

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the first certified mobile devices by UHD Alliance as Mobile HDR Premium meaning you will be able to see vibrant colors and contrasts that the filmmakers intended while watching shows and movies through the phone. Seeing the vivid colors always enhances user experience.

samsung bluetooth 5

The company has also introduced Bluetooth 5 into their smartphones where it doubles transfer speeds using low energy. This allows for heightened responses to a range of IoT produces and devices.

 

CameraIllustrated image of Galaxy S8 showing inner components as well as the front and rear cameras

[FRONT]

  • 8MP AF
  • F1.7 Aperture
  • Pixel size: 1.22µm
  • Sensor size: 1/3.6″
  • FOV: 80
  • Wide selfie

[REAR]

  • Dual Pixel 12MP AF
  • OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • F1.7 Aperture
  • Pixel size: 1.4µm
  • Sensor size: 1/2.55″
  • FOV: 77
  • Max Zoom: 8x (digital)
  • Pro mode
  • Panorama
  • Slow motion
  • Hyperlapse
  • Food mode
  • Save as RAW file

[BOTH]

  • VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization)
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Selective focus (Bokeh effect)
  • Virtual shot
  • Motion photo
  • Filters
  • Stickers
  • Stamps
  • Grid line
  • Location tags
  • Timer
  • Quick launch
  • Voice control

Video Recording

  • 4K video recording at 30 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization)
  • Digital Zoom 8x
  • High CRI LED Flash
  • Slow Motion video support for 720p at 240 fps
  • Hyperlapse video with stabilization
  • Continuous Autofocus video
  • Face Detection
  • Tracking AF
  • Take 9-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback Zoom
  • Video Location tags

What does this mean for Samsung Gear VR Headsets

These are some great improvements from its past generation as just about everything is upgraded. This will provide better quality VR experiences on Gear VR headsets as its able to output more performance. Additionally, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will come equipped with the Snapdragon 835 chips.

“We are proud to continue our long and productive collaboration with Samsung to help bring the most advanced mobile experiences, such as Gigabit LTE and mobile VR, to consumers with the new Samsung Galaxy S8,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Featuring a thin and light design with superior battery life, immersive multimedia, and exceptional photography with Gigabit LTE speeds, the Samsung Galaxy S8 powered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform delivers the experiences today’s mobile users demand.”

The new chip will improve video and audio quality on smartphones with reduced latency down to 15 – millisceonds. This ensures continuous synchronization when using VR features on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices.

You can pre-order these devices today from different carriers that are providing some amazing deals. When you purchase through AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or Sprint, you’ll receive a pair of Samsung Gear VR headsets for free, which comes along with the new controller as well.

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