Samsung announces first Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in US, first to come with Snapdragon 835

March 29, 2017 Android News Samsung

Samsung officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphones. The Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch display, while the larger S8+ will come in at 6.2-inches. Both phones have edge-to-edge curved displays, something Samsung refers to as "infinity display."

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Samsung will be the first to launch the Snapdragon 835 phone on the market. The 835 uses a newer 10nm manufacturing process with more powerful Kryo 280 custom CPU cores. This is an octa-core chip, whereas the 821 is quad-core. The 835 runs 2.35 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHZ Quad. However, we understand that that Snapdragon 835 will be launched in US market while the International version of S8 will be based on Samsung's Exynos chip running at 2.35 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHZ Quad.

In the camera department, the S8 uses the exact same rear camera as the Galaxy S7, a 12-megapixel sensor with OIS and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera that includes face detecting autofocus. Samsung says it’s done work on the software side to improve picture quality.

The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ have gotten rid of the standard home button and built the home button into the screen, using pressure-sensitive hardware and software. The S8 also comes with facial recognition and iris recognition features for unlocking the phone as was in Note 7.

Samsung have also introduced Bixby, its voice assistant similar to Apple's Siri, to its smartphones for the first time. As a summary, the difference between S8 and S8 Plus is only in size and battery.

The official launch from operators in the US is set at 21st Apr while unlocked versions will follow later.