Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy and Galaxy S8 S8+ “infinite screen” [video]
Samsung has officially introduced a new flagship Galaxy smartphones and Galaxy S8 S8+. The announcement took place at a special press conference in new York.
Both models equipped with a display aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a resolution of 2960х1440 pixels. The older model, the screen size is 6.2 inch, younger — 5.8 inch. Both the flagship device got a case of glass and metal with rounded style Galaxy Edge screens. “Infinite display” takes up almost the entire front panel of the smartphones. It is difficult to tell where the end of the frame and starts the screen, said from the stage.
Buttons Galaxy S8, including Home, built in screen, but opinion on them, allegedly, is the same as the physical. Fingerprint reader moved to the back panel.
The flagship is equipped with a scanner iris of the eye, like the Galaxy Note 7. “Don’t need any more passwords, you are your password”, — the representative of the company introduced a new feature. Also to protect available face recognition and fingerprint.
Due to the almost complete absence of the part and extrude screen 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 will be a little bigger than the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 (of 148.9×68×8 mm 142,4×69,6×7.9 mm). The weight of the smartphone is 155 grams. Dimensions Galaxy S8+ — 159,5×73,4×8.1 mm, weight – 173 grams.
Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S8 received protection from water and dust to standard IP68. This means that the phone will last a half-hour dive to a depth of five feet.
The smartphone will come in two versions: with processor Samsung Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8895 835. According to the manufacturer, the chips are made on a 10-nanometer process technology. They are 10% more powerful than the chips of the previous generation, graphics — by 21%.
Also Galaxy and Galaxy S8 S8+ will get 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory with support for memory cards. Resolution main camera is 12 megapixels, front — eight. They both have an aperture of f1.7 with the Dual Pixel technology. Built-in battery capacity compact model is 3000 mAh, the “plus” — 3500 mAh. Smartphones are equipped with advanced wired headphones designed AKG by Harman.
Galaxy S8 was the first device of the company with voice assistant Bixby. To call it on the left side of the case has a special button. The manufacturer claims that the assistant is the smartest on the market and is fundamentally different from solutions of other companies, such as Apple’s Siri.
Another feature of Galaxy S8 is the possibility of becoming a full-fledged computer (Desktop Galaxy) using the docking station DeX.
Compact docking station is equipped with a cooler, HDMI out, two USB and one Ethernet port. Connect to the docking station, monitor, mouse & keyboard, and that’s before you have the computer optimized for large screens interface.
Of the innovations in Galaxy and Galaxy S8 S8+ also worth noting is the Bluetooth mode dual audio, allowing you to connect to a mobile device, two sets of wireless loudspeakers or headphones and simultaneously play music for them. The volume level on each of the connected devices can be controlled separately.
Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in the countries of the first wave will start on 21 April, pre-orders will open on March 30. In Russia, the novelty will debut April 28. Cost Galaxy S8 will amount to 54 990 rubles, Galaxy S8+ – 59 990 rubles.
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