So as you may or may not know, Samsung have just unveiled their all new Samsung Galaxy s8. We have heard many leaks recently but they now have the final product ready for you. This is a very strong phone from Samsung.
The first very exciting thing that we are shown about the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the infinity display. While its not all completely screen, it is as close as it can be. It is the ‘biggest and most immersive screen on a Galaxy smartphone of its size’ as said by Samsung themselves. With the S8+ having 6.2-inch curved screen, and the S8 have a 5.8-inch curved screen this is the biggest smartphone screen on the market. However it does not feel unusually large. There is also no longer a physical home button on the front but a virtual one instead. The fingerprint sensor has also been moved to the back and it is located next to the camera. You can also unlock the phone with iris and face scanning.
According to Samsung, the camera on the new S8 and S8+ ‘captures life as it happens’. What this actually means is that it has a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera which are very fast and can capture important moments with no delay. It has the fastest processor to date with a 10nm processor which is fast and increases battery efficiency. You can also expand the memory up to 256GB. With IP68-rated performance you can work through rain and dust. The Samsung Galaxy S8 can be immersed into 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. With high-quality 32-bit PCM and DSD64/128 playback you can hear music as it is meant to be heard.
The next development on the S8 in comparison to the S7 is the addition of the personal assistant Bixby. Like Apple’s Siri and Google’s Personal Assistant, Bixby understands talk, text and taps. This means that you’re never confined to one method of communication. However you do not even have to talk to Bixby. You are able to show Bixby something i.e. a watch through the camera and Bixby will recognise what it is and search for you. In the instance with the watch, Bixby will take you to Google and show other images of watches or take you to amazon so you’re able to purchase a watch.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were released yesterday for pre-order. Pre-order before the 19th of April and receive it up to 8 days early. The Galaxy S8 is priced at £689 and the S8+ is £779.
Take a look at TechRadar’s review of the all new Samsung Galaxy S8.