Samsung Galaxy S8 Launched

    After what has been the longest, least secure lead-up to a phone launch, Samsung have finally taken the covers off (sorry, Unboxed) their Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones. And the biggest news? Guess what, all the rumours were true!

We already know the spec of these phones, but I'll run over it again for clarity. I've got to be honest, these are the best spec'd phones on the market at the moment.

  • Format: Candybar; non-modular aluminium sides & glass front & back construction
  • Screen: 5.8" QHD+ 2960x1440 570ppi (S8), 6.2" QHD+ 2960x1440 529ppi (S8+)
  • Size: 148.9mm long x 68.1mm wide x 8.0mm deep (S8), 159.5mm long x 73.4mm wide x 8.1mm deep (S8+)
  • Weight: 155g (S8), 173g (S8+)
  • Battery: (non-removable) 3000 mAh (S8), 3500 mAh (S8+)
  • Processor: Exynos Octa-core (most markets), Qualcomm SnapDragon 835 (US market)
  • Cameras (main): Dual-pixel 12MP camera (F1.7), supporting IOS,
  • Camera (front): 8MP (F1.7)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB UFS2.0 internal storage, plus MicroSD slot
  • Conectivity: 3G, 4G, LTE (600Mb download), WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1
  • Android version: Nougat 7.0. Samsung Experience 8.0
  • Colours: Black, Grey, Blue, Pink (with more to come)
  • Fingerprint sensor: Rear, to the side of the camera (right hand side when the screen is face down)
  • Waterproofing: IP68 dust and waterproofing
  • Charging: Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 and Wireless charging
  • Cost: £689 (S8), £779 (S8+)
  • Availability: UK release on 28th April. Pre-orders shipped on 20th April if ordered before 19th

That cost, it's huge! Samsung really are trying to copy Apple here...




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