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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched with infinity display

by Bon Francisco Talampas, Jr.March 30, 2017

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S8 and S8+, comes with 5.8-inch diagonal and 6.2-inch diagonal displays.

The new handset’s most stunning feature is an almost completely bezel-free display. The Korean company calls this the “infinity display”, home button has also been removed, replaced with a pressure-sensitive section at the bottom of the screen.

Screen’s resolution is at 2960 x 1440 pixels on both models, the phone also got its rating to be the first Mobile HDR Premium, certifying it as meeting a certain standard for high dynamic range content – showing blacker blacks, brighter whites and a generally larger range of brightness than most phones.

Powering these devices is an octacore chip (with four cores clocked at 2.3Ghz and four at 1.7Ghz), the first in a smartphone to be made in a 0.1 micron production process, along with 4GB of Ram and 64GB of flash storage. Also present an expansion slot for microSD cards.

As for the battery, S8+ comes with 3,500mAh, while the smaller phone Galaxy S8 has rated capacity of 3,000mAh. The models weigh in at 155g (5.4oz) and 173g (6.1oz) respectively, and the base model is a relatively manageable 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm.

There’s also Bixby – the S8 and S8+’s builtin voice-controlled assistant – differs little from Cortana, Google Now, Siri and Alexa. Samsung claims Bix is more context-aware because it’s slurping up “your location and habits,” just like the others. It’s another me-too feature. Bixby can control devices and other tat networked by Samsung’s new Connect Home router, which has a SmartThings hub plus Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, and Z-wave comms.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be released starting April 21st and price in the Philippines would go around Php 39,000.

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About The Author
Bon Francisco Talampas, Jr.
Bon Talampas, Jr. is a computer engineer, a former member of a technical team that supports a leading health care company. Prior to his stint abroad, he worked as an IT specialist and a university lecturer. Bon also holds an MBA. And aside from being a computer geek and DOTA fanatic, he spends most of his idle hours in blogging and photography. You can also read more about him at www.bonistation.com.