After all the rumors we’ve heard through the past few months about the most expected devices from Samsung, we finally got to the official unveil date which happened today, and the devices were officially revealed. From what we can see, most of the rumors actually turned out to be true, so let’s begin and see what Samsung have done with the devices.
With these devices, Samsung are stepping up to their future and modern designs, which can be seen on these devices. So far, their design looks astonishing and is different from what we are used to see from them. The most rumored home button turned out to be true, as we can see that the devices will have virtual home button on them, instead of the physical one.
The basic build of the Galaxy S8 is the same compared to the Galaxy S6’s build. It has glass on the front and back, with metal on the sides. The devices are also slightly taller which gives more comfortable grip by using them.
Probably the best part from the design of the devices is that they don’t have the Samsung logo on the front. With that, every color model will also have black color at the front, which will make the device more beautiful. The home button, as we mentioned, is replaced with the virtual home button, as well as the History and Back buttons. Also, what is interesting feature about the devices, is that the home button is pressure sensitive. This also confirms previous rumor that we’ve heard. With a little push on the home button, the device will wake up the phone and will start using the scanning system for your eyes/face. The volume buttons are on the same place as they were before, on the left side of the device, and the power button on the right. Also, on the left side from the front camera, there’s the iris sensor, which is accompanied with many other sensors as well.
About the size of the displays of the devices, the S8 and S8 plus have 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Super AMOLED displays, respectively. There is also 83 percent screen-to-body ratio on the S8, and slightly higher on the S8 Plus. The displays on both of the devices feature a Quad HD+ resolution with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9. There is also an Always On Display feature on them, and the blue light filter option.
At the back side of the devices, both of the devices have the same 12-megapixel camera. The same one was previously seen on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. From what Samsung officially announced about the camera, is that they’ve put some work on improving the processing of the cameras, which will lead to better results.
Now about the front camera, it is also getting big upgrade as well. The Galaxy S8 sports an 8-megapixel front faced camera with autofocus. The autofocus itself as a feature makes huge difference for the device. Users can now finally put the focus on the camera on their face manually and take selfie, instead of letting the device make the focus itself.
The Galaxy S8 also has no camera hump on the back side on either of the models, which is nice to be seen. The device’s thickness has also been increased, but, probably the longer bodies of the devices helped all of this to sit flush on the devices.
Another huge feature for the device, is their new AI called Bixby, which will get its proper testing after the official release of the device. Simply about the feature of using Bixby, is simple, and we will write special dedicated post about it.
For the earphone setup, the Galaxy S8 comes along with the AKG tuned earphones. They produce clear audio output, which is the best solution that Samsung could’ve brought. The disappointing part is that there are no stereo speakers on the Galaxy S8. The earpiece will remain as it is and it will not double up the second speaker. However, they are louder than the ones we’ve previously seen on Samsung’s devices.
Now finally, about the hardware of the devices, both of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus bring new hardware as well. They will be powered by 10 nm Exynos 8895 processor and the Snapdragon 835 which will only be available in US, China and Japan. There will be also 4GB of RAM available for the devices. There will be also 64GB of internal storage, and allowing an extension with microSD card up to 256GB. The power of the battery is 3 000 mAh and 3 500 mAh respectively. The part with the batteries will be most important, as previously the company suffered huge loss just because of the battery fault on the Galaxy Note 7.
Also, both of the devices come with the Android 7.0 Nougat, and will have beautiful new interface, which is greatly designed. The new software buttons, as well as some icons are freshly designed and look flawlessly on the interface.
Overall, we said maybe more than we should, but it is what is deserved for both of the devices. Now, it only remains to be officially released and to test them by ourselves.