Samsung wants to set new standards with its new high-end smartphones and make the disaster around the Galaxy Note7 finally forgotten. It is about combining all of Samsung into one package – and thus combining the “best features” of Galaxy products with a “breakthrough” design of the screen, according to the marketing talk of the Korean company on the Samsung Galaxy S8 And the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
Samsung puts some features in the forefront, above the display. The devices actually get 5.8 and 6.2 inch screens with an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9, whereby the resolution of the Super-Amoled panel used here is equal to 2,960 x 1,440 pixels on both models. The display is even more stretched than the LG G6 , but this also has the consequence that the new S8 smartphones should be able to handle well despite their enormous screen size. As usual, Samsung promises “excellent sharpness”, images “full details and rich colors”.
In addition, the cameras once again play a central role in the list of highlights. Samsung installed on the back again a single 12-megapixel sensor , whose sensor pixels are 1.4 micrometers large. The camera also has an F / 1.7 aperture and combines a phase detection and a laser autofocus, although there will probably be an optical image stabilizer again – but we can not confirm that yet.
The iris scanner has found its way back to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
On the front of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is not only an 8-megapixel camera , which also has an F / 1.7 aperture, but also has an autofocus. This should help “to capture highly dynamic situations”.
Something more interesting, however, is that Samsung’s new flagship again installed an iris scanner, which is intended to identify the user quickly, easily and reliably.
The sensor, which is designated as “ultrasensitive”, is designed to provide the highest possible level of security and, besides secure registration, also offers the possibility to store sensitive data in a secure folder with prior identification Of the user. In addition, the S8 and S8 Plus will be certified to IP68 as their predecessors, so they can exceed 30 minutes in 1.5 meters of water depth.
Samsung is also using a MicroSD card slot , which can accommodate memory cards with a capacity of up to 256 gigabytes. The internal flash memory in Europe will be basically 64 gigabytes in size and should be able to offer “plenty of room for the 4K shots of the camera”. In addition to this there is a cordless shop, as before, which can be used either horizontally or horizontally thanks to the new, optional velvet-like loading dock.
The memory of the models offered in Europe is surprisingly “small” with four gigabytes, but should be more than enough with the 64 GB internal UFS 2.0 memory. Although Samsung mainly uses the iris scanner for user registration, the fingerprint reader is still on board, even if it now sits sideways to the rear camera. It can also be used with some gestures to open or close apps.
Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus with the help of Gigabit WLAN including dual-band support, LTE with up to 450 MBit / s, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. In Europe, the Samsung Exynos 8895 Octacore-SoC, which connects four 1.7 gigahertz fast powersparkers with four other high-end cores up to 2.5 GHz, delivers the computing power in Europe. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is also used in other regions.
The battery of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is with 3000 mAh although relatively large, but not outstandingly lush dimensioned. With the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus it is probably 3500 mAh , whereby also in this case the confirmation is still pending. The weight of the S8 is indicated in our documents with 151 grams, while the new top smartphones are both equally nearly eight millimeters thick. The new Galaxy S8 models have stereo speakers and, unlike Apple’s iPhone or the HTC U Ultra, continue to have a headphone jack on the lower end of the device next to the USB Type C port.
Samsung wants to offer both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus in the colors black, orchid gray, silver, gold and blue, while the accessories like in our article ” Samsung Galaxy S8: this accessory is there ” reported in a variety of others Colors will be available. The new “ Samsung Desktop eXperience Station (DeX Station) ” with its active cooling and some ports, the use of external displays, in the style of the Continuum mode of Windows 10, are unfortunately not yet available.
Samsung offers the buyers of the new Galaxy S8 models as before a program called “Samsung Guard S8”, in which one within two hours can repair and the warranty around Another year. In addition, a one-time free replacement of the display will be possible and the option of “remote support” is available on the devices themselves.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes on the market for $869 , while the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is based on current knowledge, an official price of $979 .