Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Now Official, PH Price Revealed Too!
|The familiar glass design|
Inside, these beast are loaded with the first chips built under the 10 nm process (either Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos 8895 processor) w/ 10 percent increase in speed and 20 percent increase power efficiency paired with 4 GB of RAM.
Related: Samsung Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8+ First Impressions
The Galaxy S8 will come in 64 GB expandable storage and 3,000 mAh of battery while the Galaxy S8+ will be packed with bigger 128 GB of expandable storage and 3,500 mAh of battery capacity. Then as usual the phone is complete w/ WiFi ac, 3G, HSPA+, LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, and USB OTG connectivity features.
What's new?1. Iris scanner and Facial recognition - Samsung is bringing back the Iris scanner found with the ill-fated Note 7. The Facial recognition which could be a useful security tool is back as well.
2. Rear Camera - Technically it is still using the same 12 MP f/1.7 dual pixel tech w/ OIS. Samsung just added multi-frame tech that shoots 3 photos in one click to create 1 photo w/ less blur. The camera software and post processing also improved dramatically.
3. Selfie Camera - From 5 MP, the company upgraded it to 8 MP at f/1.7. In addition, there's a very quick type of autofocus feature for your blur-free selfies.
4. Bixby - It's the company's newly developed intelligent phone assistant to let you interact with your smartphone. Either via voice, vision, or text. It even allows you to search from the internet by just using your camera.
5. Dex - This is an interesting new feature that works like the Windows Continuum, but arguably better. It transforms your smartphone into a PC by simply connecting it to the dongle and HDMI ready monitor. It's designed to do browsing, documents, multimedia (music / videos), and even do basic phone task (calls / text).
Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ Specs
|Specs||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S8+|
|Display:||5.8 Inch WQHD Super AMOLED 2960 x 1440 resolution w/ Curved Infinity Display and Gorilla Glass 5 protection at 570 ppi||6.2 Inch WQHD Super AMOLED 2960 x 1440 resolution w/ Curved Infinity Display and Gorilla Glass 5 protection at 529 ppi|
|CPU:||2.3 GHz 64 Bit Exynos 8895 octa core processor||2.3 GHz 64 Bit Exynos 8895 octa core processor|
|GPU:||Mali G71||Mali G71|
|RAM:||4 GB||4 GB|
|ROM:||64 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 256 GB||128 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 256 GB|
|Rear Camera:||12 MP f/1.7 w/ Dual Pixel, OIS, multi-frame, and dual tone LED flash||12 MP f/1.7 w/ Dual Pixel, OIS, multi-frame, and dual tone LED flash|
|Selfie Camera:||8 MP f/1.7 w/ AF, wide angle lens, and screen flash||8 MP f/1.7 w/ AF, wide angle lens, and screen flash|
|Battery:||3,000 mAh non removable w/ fast charging||3,500 mAh non removable w/ fast charging|
|OS:||Android 7.0 Nougat w/ TouchWiz UI||Android 7.0 Nougat w/ TouchWiz UI|
|Connectivity:||WiFi ac, 3G, HSPA+, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, USB OTG||WiFi ac, 3G, HSPA+, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, USB OTG|
|Sensors:||Pressure, accelerometer, barometer, gyro, geomagnetic, hall, HR, proximity, light||Pressure, accelerometer, barometer, gyro, geomagnetic, hall, HR, proximity, light|
|Others:||Fingerprint sensor, IP68 rating, fast wireless charging, USB Type C, UHQ 32 bit / DSD support, Colors: midnight black, maple gold, orchid gray||Fingerprint sensor, IP68 rating, fast wireless charging, USB Type C, UHQ 32 bit / DSD support, Colors: midnight black, maple gold, orchid gray|
|Dimensions:||148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm||159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm|
|Weight:||155 g||173 g|
|Price:||PHP 39,990||PHP 45,990|
Accessories (Sold separately)
|DeX in action|
|The new Gear VR w/ controller|
|The faster 2A wireless charger|
|The two-piece case|
|The AKG certified / tuned in-ear monitors w/ microphone|
See also: Samsung Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8+: First Camera Samples!
The new Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at PHP 39,990 while the Galaxy S8+ has an SRP of PHP 45,990. Both will be available for pre-order starting April 17 to 29 at Smart, Globe Abenson, Lazada, and other Samsung Authorized re-sellers w/ FREE wireless speaker bottle design worth PHP 5,099.
It'll launch this April 30 and will be available in stores starting May 5, 2017!