Against the backdrop of the Note 7 debacle, Samsung has pumped up its game with the launch of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Slotted to release on 21st April 2017, the Galaxy S8 flagship boasts of a breakthrough in screen technology, with its Infinity Display. What this means in layman terms is that the screen curves horizontally on each end, thereby seamlessly merging the glass front and the aluminium steel back. The screen takes up almost all of the front body of the phone, knocking out the physical navigation buttons, which are now part of the touch screen.
The S8 model has a 5.8inch screen, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, and a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. Samsung appeals to the photo fanatics with a camera that is intended to be handy in all sorts of lighting. The front selfie camera is an 8MP one and has Smart Auto Focus to solve the problem of blurry photos. Whereas the rear 12MP camera is backed by a Dual Pixel Sensor to capture moments as instantly as your eyes register them. An array of filters, the Pro mode and the Selective focus enables you to shoot a picture that meets your fancy.
Beefing up the security with not just a fingerprint scanner, the Galaxy S8 has a built-in Iris Scanning Technology, which takes data protection to a whole other level. In addition to those two methods, you can also unlock your phone through facial recognition. Tired of having to download third party apps to hide personal files? The Samsung Knox system has introduced a Secure Folder that can contain your most private files, by making the folder visible only to you.
Operating on Android 7.0, the Galaxy S8 provides an internal memory of 64GB and can be expanded upto 256GB with a microSD card. In terms of performance, it promises rapid completion of charging, downloads and a vivid experience for all gamers, who no longer have to hesitate with high graphic content. Its non-removable 3000 mAh battery is said to last longer, as the device consumes 20% lesser power. Being waterproof and resistant to dust, the S8 claims to be more user-friendly than before. Lastly, a pair of Harman AKG earphones, included in the box, enhances the sound quality of an already high end DSD64/128 playback. Let’s take a detailed look at the features of this new release, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.
Features of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+:
Security – In today’s world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to safeguard one’s personal information. The Galaxy S8 prioritizes its user’s privacy through features such as Iris Scanning, Secured Folder and Samsung Pass. It eliminates the need to remember IDs and passwords for your different logins by facilitating biometric authentication.
Virtual Assistance – S8’s Bixby technology is your helping hand, in times of need. It processes texts, taps and speech to provide results that you desire. Within the span of seconds, you can search for places, products, apps and other relevant information, by simply using your camera or an image. Use Bixby to search, save and keep reminders.
Camera – Samsung Galaxy S8 incorporates several features that make photo editing apps redundant. Its 8MP front camera, equipped with an Auto Focus, is worthy of snapping shareable selfies. Every swipe brings you closer to achieving professional quality photographs. The 12MP rear camera captures 4K video, and balances the light even if there is none in the environment.
Processor – The Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon processor guarantees the speed that you require, while not compromising on functionality. You have the option of multitasking, so as to work on more than one window at a time. As published on their site, the phone allows you to “scroll less, do more.”
Wireless Charging – The Galaxy S8 can be charged on a dock, while you continue working on it. This prevents the phone from disrupting your productivity.
expanding the memory. The Galaxy S8 also has a tray that allows you to use two sim cards at once, or one sim card and a microSD card. This hybrid sim slot should have been improvised to include two sims and a microSD card.
Battery – With high quality features like a 10nm processor and inbuilt security methods, you’d expect the phone to have a better battery capability than just 3000 mAh. It is claimed to be long lasting and said to charge at fast speeds. But we are yet to see how long the battery will hold up in the case of heavy usage. Moreover, its battery is non-removable, which could be a hassle in the long run.
Fingerprint Scanner – While this isn’t a major con, the positioning of the fingerprint scanner could be a little troublesome, as it is located on the back of the phone, near the rear camera. The rear camera may accidentally get smudged with your fingerprints, in an attempt to unlock the phone.
Samsung is all set to dominate the market with its Galaxy S8. Having amped up the design and several features of the phone, the S8 clearly has a lot to offer. Once the product begins to make its rounds, we would get a better idea of how it fares and how much of its claims are true to the point.
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