Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ Unveiled With Infinity Display, Thin Bezel & All New Bixby Assistant
Samsung is showing off their latest flagship of Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+ today. The official word for the phone is “Infinitely Amazing”.
Thanks to Infinity Display, now you can enjoy a truly edge-to-edge touch screen. Certified by UHD Alliance as Mobile HDR Premium, Galaxy S8 features 5.8-inch QHD+ screen (1440 x 2960 pixels) and Super AMOLED technology while Galaxy S8+ features 6.2-inch QHD+ screen (1440 x 2960 pixels) with Super AMOLED technology. That’s nearly 2K display that promises Ultra HD video experience. This time, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 takes care of screen protection aspects. Amazingly, the whole screen takes your finger print to unlock the phone and original fingerprint sensor is moved to back of the phone right beside the camera.
Thin bezel allows an area for the display that wasn’t imagined before. From the design standpoint, the composition of metal and glass in making minimal design makes it a beautiful phone as well as best available option in the market.
The Rear Camera gets an upgrade to 12-Megapixel ‘Dual Pixel’ while the front Camera is an 8-MegaPixel auto-focus which is pretty amazing for selfies.
Just to make sure, nothing is left behind, Samsung has also introduced ‘Bixby AI Assistant’ in replacement for S Voice. It doesn’t only provide better response time but also promises to handle complex requests with multiple clauses. The makers say that Bixby AI Assistant is different than any other AI assistant in the market because Bixby will be able to access all the functions of the apps that are made to support Bixby.
Both of the handsets feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage (expandable via microSD card upto 256GB). The phone allows users to unlock via iris scanner / facial recognition that only requires slightly holding up the phone. Furthermore, This flagship also features USB Type-C connectors, Wireless Charging, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS, ambient light sensor, barometer, magnetometer, proximity sensor, heart rate sensor and accelerometer.
Moving forward, the flagship also features state-of-the-art IP68 water and dust resistant capability. Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ also gets a dedicated button for an intelligent interface called Bixby. Bixby is an interface for convenient access to native apps and features including Camera, Contacts, Gallery, Messages and Phone Settings. Along with that it also offers personalized help based on users interests and interactions with phone.
Another major update that makes this flagship quite prominent is Samsung DeX Dock and Gear 360. Samsung DeX Dock gives you the ability to use the Smartphone for desktop-like experience on the monitor. You can also use Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ to connect to the new Gear 360. Gear 360 can be used to create 4k 360-videos and 15-MP photos. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are currently available for pre-orders. The phones will officially be released in 21st of April in USA. Galaxy S8 price starts at roughly $720 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will start at roughly $840.