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Everything we’ve been looking forward to for the biggest Samsung reveal of the year has finally come to a resounding finish. This is the Samsung Galaxy S8 and it looks gorgeous.
The Galaxy S8 brings the new Infinity Display that expands screen size without increasing the size of your phone. This means your phone is still easy to hold and use, while increasing the available screen real estate. It brings back the edge screen for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ along with a uniform design scheme on the front and back.
The Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch QuadHD display that goes from one edge to the other flawlessly. The S8+ has a whopping 6.2-inch QuadHD display, giving more than enough space for whatever might require that big a phone.
The rear camera features a dual 12-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 lens that is capable of taking 4K video footage on demand. The front camera is an 8-megapixel sensor with smart auto focus, keeping selfies in check whether you’re using your arms or a mount.
Iris scanning is back with the Galaxy S8 and it seems to be even better than their last iteration. Security is a big priority of Samsung as usual and they’re cutting no costs when it comes to keeping your phone safe and its contents private.
You can also use facial recognition to turn on your phone, which seems flawless to some degree from the demonstration at the event. The fingerprint scanner is located on the back, right next to the camera sensor. It seems a little odd at first, but we can get used to it.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are water resistant up to 1.5meters for 30 minutes, giving them an IP68 rating. The phones come with USB Type-C and a battery capacity of 3000mAh for the S8 and 3500mAh for the S8+.
The new Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor powering the S8 devices seems to be highly regarded by Samsung, touting 10% performance increase from their last device. The 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage on the smartphone should be more than enough to back your device’s usage needs.
Bixby is the Galaxy S8’s new personal assistant. You can use voice, text or touch to get your commands across and it’ll understand all three. Bixby can apparently discern camera footage to search for items you find and is integrated in almost every part of the smartphone.
Apart from the S8 and S8+, Samsung also unveiled the new Gear 360 camera that lets your record and capture your world in 360. The new Gear VR that comes with a motion sensing controller is another new accessory that aims to change the way you experience the S8 devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available in 5 different color variants and are set to launch on April 21. The smartphone also comes with earphones from AKG, a partnership struck between the audio giant and Samsung. Be sure to follow our social media to stay updated on the latest news of the local UAE launch.