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The Next Galaxy Has Arrived – The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is Official

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Samsung has officially announced the next Galaxy flagship – the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the bigger Samsung wwGalaxy S8+. Both smartphones are big leaps away from last year’s model. The Galaxy S8 has more screen and almost no bezels now with a 5.8-inch display and a huge 6.2-inch display for the Galaxy S8+.

Those traditional home button and capacitive buttons are gone and being replaced by pressure sensitive buttons on the screen.That home button will also activate Bixby, Samsung new and smarter digital assiatant.

On the camera department, the Galaxy S8 retains the 12 megapixel Dual Pixel camera from last year’s model with some improvements.

Samsung Galaxy S8

  • Octa Core Exynos 8885 processor
  • Octa Core Qualcom Snapdragon 835 processor (US model)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display (1440 x 2960 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • IP68 certified – water/dust proof for 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • 12 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus, OIS and LED flash f/1.7 aperture
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera with autofocus and auto HDR f/1.7 aperture
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner, NFC, USB Type C
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Gallileo
  • 3,000 mAh battery with fast and wireless charging
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy S+

  • Octa Core Exynos 8885 processor
  • Octa Core Qualcom Snapdragon 835 processor (US model)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display (1440 x 2960 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • IP68 certified – water/dust proof for 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • 12 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus, OIS and LED flash f/1.7 aperture
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera with autofocus and auto HDR f/1.7 aperture
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner, NFC, USB Type C
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Gallileo
  • 3,500 mAh battery with fast and wireless charging
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

Here in the Philippines, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a price tag P39,990 while the bigger Galaxy S8+ has a price tag of P45,990. It will be available for pre order on April 17 to 19 via local carriers Smart and Globe  and Samsung stores.

Special thanks to Peter Jan Icogo of Gizguide.com for the photos.