S8 and S8+ has invisible Home button!
Samsung announced Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones. Both the smartphones come with Infinity Display which means end to end, bezel-less display that extends to the side of screen. The S8 has 5.8-inch screen size whereas S8+ has 6.2-inch screen. Both front and back side of the smartphones has Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Samsung removes the traditional Hardware home button, replaced by software buttons. It comes with the Iris scanner, fingerprint scanner is present to unlock at the back. It will give a virtual feeling of button while pressing.

It also has Bixby which is personalized to enhance people interact to the world around. According to Samsung it is not ordinary voice assistant, but an intuitive and comprehensive interface that leverages contextual awareness to learn users’ habits and respond. Both smartphones are water resistant and dust resistant too with IP68 ratings.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be coming in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, and Maple Gold colours. The Galaxy S8 is priced at $750 (approx. Rs. 48,660) and the Galaxy S8+ costs $850 (approx. Rs. 55,140). It will be bundled with earphones tuned by AKG by Harman in the box, which costs $99 (approx. Rs. 6,420) separately. No word on India launch yet.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ specifications are

  • S8 – Display: 5.8-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity with 570ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • S8+ – Display: 6.2-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity with 529ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
  • RAM and Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB storage (UFS 2.1), 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 128GB storage (UFS 2.1), expandable memory with microSD
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • SIM: Dual
  • Camera: Rear 12MP Dual Pixel with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture/ Front 8MP auto focus, f/1.7 aperture
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0, NFC, MST
  • S8 – Battery: 3000mAh with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging
  • S8+ – 3500mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging