Monday, March 13, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 arrives in PH on May 5

The 5.8-inch S8 will retail for P39,990 while the 6.2-inch S8+ will retail for P45,990. Would you buy one?

Samsung has officially released its first television advertisement for their Galaxy S8 in South Korea. As usual, it's a little earlier than usual which could be a bid from Samsung to stave off competition from rival LG.

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S8 is nearly here, and there’s no shortage of rumours and leaks detailing exactly what we should expect. We’re also expecting a Galaxy S8+ model, which will replace the usual ‘Edge’ variant we’ve come to expect.

Last year’s Galaxy S7 was a seriously impressive handset (and our Phone of the Year 2016), but Samsung faced controversy over the Galaxy Note 7’s fiery death. Samsung is now under pressure to get this year’s flagship right, so it’s likely the South Korean tech giant is cooking up something brilliant behind closed doors.

Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications

Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8+
Screen 5.1 inches 5.8 inches 6.2 inches
Display Resolution 1,440 x 2,560 pixels 1,440 x 2,960 1,440 x 2,960
Aspect Ratio 16:9 ~18:9 ~18:9
Chipset Snapdragon 820 OR Exynos 8890 Snapdragon 835 OR Exynos 8895 Snapdragon 835 OR Exynos 8895
Memory 4GB 4GB 4GB
Storage 32GB 64GB 64GB
Main Camera 12-megapixel (DualPixel) – f/1.7 12-megapixel (DualPixel) – f/1.7 12-megapixel (DualPixel) – f/1.7
Front Camera 5-megapixel – f/1.7 8-megapixel – f/1.7 8-megapixel – f/1.7
Battery Size 3,000mAh 3,000mAh 3,500mAh
Charging Micro USB USB Type C USB Type C
Headphone Jack Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes Yes Yes
Iris Scanner No Yes Yes
Waterproofing Yes (IP68 Certified) Yes (IP68 Certified) Yes (IP68 Certified)


In summary, here’s what you should expect:

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: Samsung is going to announce the Galaxy S8 in New York on March 29, but the actual release date is less clear-cut. Rumours have pinned the launch on April 14, April 21, and April 28, so it seems there’s a consensus on April at the very least.

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs: Samsung is supposedly plotting high screen-to-body ratios, powerful 10nm chips, slick bezel-bashing designs, and Galaxy Note 7 features like an Iris Scanner and USB-C charging.

Samsung Galaxy S8 price: The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are reportedly set to retail at €799 and €899 respectively – ouch!


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