On March 29 in New York, Samsung will present the Samsung Galaxy S8, the new flagship smartphone, which is already waiting for release worldwide. A new smartphone known until quite a bit.
The new flagship of Samsung will be released in two versions Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. They will only vary a diagonal screen size and housing – 5.8 and 6.2 inches. Design and specifications are the same for both models. smartphone pictures for a long time appeared on the Internet:
This is an unusual step for the company. The last two generations of champions consisted of two basic models: the “simple» Galaxy S7 / S6 and versions with a curved display with the prefix Edge. Now, both the smartphone, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, get bent around the edges of the display.
Both Galaxy S8 receive housing from glass on a metal frame. Glass is curved on both sides for a comfortable grip, such a solution has appeared in Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung’s new flagship will be a new stage in the Galaxy line design. By the eighth generation of the company give up the physical and sensory control buttons below the screen and make them onscreen. Due to free up space under the display managed to increase the diagonal of the display and reduce the scope.
However, due to the failure of the physical button “Home” I had to find a new location for the fingerprint scanner. It was moved to the rear panel, to the right of the camera module.
More on the left side of the body will have an additional button for calling a pocket assistant Bixby. The rest of the Galaxy S8 resembles previous smartphones of the company. Common features are recognizable design.
Housing Galaxy S8 inherits from its predecessors protection standard IP68. It involves full protection from dust and fine particles in the body, as well as protection from water when immersed at 1.5 m for half an hour.
Display Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is more elongated in height – the aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 vs. the standard 16: 9. This allows not to increase the width of the body in a smartphone with a greater diagonal. Same Galaxy S8 Plus will be smaller in width than the iPhone 7 Plus nearly 4 mm. Although longer display Galaxy 0.7 inches.
Traditionally, the new Galaxy will have Super AMOLED-display. Resolution is the same for both models – 2560×1440 pixels. Part of the screen will take up the onscreen controls, but in multimedia applications and games, they will hide.
The Galaxy S8 will be installed two different processor Exynos 8895 and the Snapdragon 835 , depending on the market. For example, all models with two SIM cards will work on the Snapdragon, Exynos and smartphones will not appear in the United States.
RAM is 4GB, however, there were rumors about a special version with 6 GB. The base model will get 64 GB of internal memory. Plus will slot for microSD-card.
Resolution main and front chambers will remain the same – 12 and 8 Mn. Aperture two lenses is the same – f1.7 for all smartphones. Other characteristics of cameras are not yet known.
Galaxy S8 gets a new Sony IMX333 camera module. Perhaps the novelty will receive support slow-motion video at up to 1000 frames per second, as well as Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
The front panel of the scanner of the iris appear in Note 7. The smartphone will be able to identify the owner of the view even in the dark.
Assistant – Bixby
It is already known officially that the new voice assistant Samsung will first appear in the Galaxy S8. To work with him even given a special button on the body (on the left side).
Samsung promises that Bixby could completely replace all commands executed via the touchscreen display. Assistant is able to understand the context and voice command does not work with the specific wording of queries, you can use the synonymous phrases.
For more information about the assistant, we learn at the presentation.
Galaxy S8 will get the battery capacity of 3000 mAh, S8 Plus – 3,500 mAh. You should see a new technology fast wired and wireless charging, but so far there was no evidence.
Prices and sales start
Presentation Samsung Galaxy S8 will be held March 29 in New York. There we learn accurate information about the new flagship, and check whether the information from all the rumors were true.
According to rumors, the start of sales will begin on April 21 around the world. The new generation of the flagship Galaxy S8 increases of $ 100, “simple» S8 will cost 799 dollars, and the Plus-version of 899 dollars.
Given the official price of Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in Russia, we can assume a price tag of 55-60 thousand rubles for the Galaxy S8 and about 70,000 for the S8 Plus.