Samsung s8

Samsung S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone was launched in March 2017. The Galaxy S8 is samsungs next major phone and it packs an impressive set of features. There’s an iris scanner that can be used to unlock the phone and access secure folders. The S8 has a 5.8-inch screen. The S8+ has a 6.2-inch screen. You can charge the Galaxy S8 with a wireless charging pad. There’s also fast charging, which charges the S8 faster than normal. The Galaxy S8 comes with its own virtual reality software, powered by Facebook’s Oculus. The S8 has a heart rate sensor on the back. Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant lets you take photos of real-world objects and brings up relevant information like shopping links and nearby locations to visit.

Samsung s8
Samsung s8 back view

Samsung says it created Bixby on the pillars of completeness, context awareness, cognitive and frictionless experience. The aim is to make sure you can do everything on the Galaxy S8 with just your voice, without touch. Once an app is compatible with Bixby, you will be able to use your voice to control and manage “almost every task” that particular app is capable of, and which are typically controlled using touch commands. Including the behaviours of the agent much more predictable. Bixby will integrate with several Samsung native apps including Camera, Contacts, Gallery, Messages and Settings. Samsung said this range will expand over time and it plans to eventually release a tool (in SDK) so third-party developers can add support for Bixby in their applications and services. Beyond that, Bixby will be rolled out to Samsung TVs, fridges and other smart appliances.

Specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2017, March
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
3D Touch (home button only)
Size 5.8 inches (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density)
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v7.0
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – US model
Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
CPU Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – US model
Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) – EMEA
GPU Adreno 540 – US model
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model

Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery