We’re just moments away from the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. But wait! Are you excited about the ‘official’ launch of the phone? We certainly are though the lot of details have already leaked online.
Live Stream Link and Details
The smartphone will be launched in New York today at 8:30 PM Indian Standard time. You Can Watch the Live Stream on Samsung official Website.
Samsung S8 and S8 Plus Details
It is long rumored that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in two variants- one with a smaller 5.8-inch display and the other one with a 6.2-inch display called as the S8 Plus.
That said, both the variants will feature dual curved screen, same as the Galaxy S7 Edge and Note 7.
Another interesting aspect is that the displays on both phones come with an unusual resolution of 2960*1440 carrying an aspect ratio of 18:5:9.
And this implementation is same as the one seen on LG G6. This allows the brand to pack larger displays in a compact form factor.
At the heart of the phone, there will be the Snapdragon 835 SoC for some specific markets such as the US and South Korea. And, for the European and Indian markets, the phone will be released with Exynos 8895 chipset.
Both the phones will retain the same 4 GB of RAM as their predecessors and rumored to come in various storage options- 64 GB/128 GB/256 GB.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will pack a single camera at the rear with f/1.7 aperture and 1.4µm pixel size. With this configuration, expect some mind blowing images at much faster capture rate.
Up front, Samsung will be adding an 8MP sensor for selfies. The rear camera will be capable of recording 4K videos.
It is also known that the phone will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor located beside the camera module and leaks suggest that the scanner can be tuned to perform various actions, but the placement is awkward, though.
Samsung is not yet moving away from the 3.5 mm headphone jack, and both the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will feature old-age audio transmitter. The phones get USB Type-C port, as expected.
Another prominent feature that Samsung has already confirmed is the AI based assistant ‘Bixby’ aimed to take on the likes of Google Assistant, Siri, and Cortona. However, there are no features leaks on web related to Bixby on how it functions.
Samsung S8 and S8 Plus Expected Price
Lastly, the pricing of the phones. This news was leaked by the famous tipster Evan Blass. He claims that the Galaxy S8 will ship for 799 Euro (approx. Rs. 56,600), whereas the S8 Plus will retail for 899 Euro (approx. Rs. 63,500). However, these are just rumored prices, and the final announcements might differ.
Alongside the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung will also launch the new iterations of GearVR headset, Gear360, and a new DeX accessory that will turn the new Galaxy phones to a PC.