Samsung Galaxy S8+ Summary and Introduction

Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphone was released on April 2017. The touchscreen smartphone is a hybrid dual SIM phone with a glass panel design measuring 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm or 6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (height – width – thickness) which weigh 173 grams. Hybrid Dual SIM phones swap one SIM slot for microSD card slot.

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is available in various colors which are Pink, Black, Silver, Blue, Gold while there are 2 available models or trims of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ which are the 64GB model and 128GB model.

Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
Display 6.2 inches
OS Android Nougat
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
Front Camera 8-megapixel
RAM 4GB and 6GB RAM
microSD Storage Up to 256GB
Battery 3500mAH
Design Glass and Aluminum

Price: How much does Samsung Galaxy S8+ cost?

You can get the Samsung Galaxy S8+ in the US for $999 while the price on Canada starts at $1,300 depending on online retailer you choose from below. In Australia, the price starts at $1,300 but the price of Samsung Galaxy S8+ in UK is £899 while the EU countries can buy Samsung Galaxy S8+ for €920. In Africa, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S8+ in Nigeria for ₦450,000 and Kenya for KSh 100,000 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Samsung Galaxy S8+ is RS 66,900.

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Where to buy Samsung galaxy S8+ online?

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While you are at it, you can check out add-ons and accessories to enhance your Samsung galaxy S8 like power banks, sleek phone cases and battery charger phone cases, mobile

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Display

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display occupies approximately 84% of the smartphone body, setting the screen display size at 6.2 inches with screen resolution at 1440 by 2960 pixels and screen density, PPI at 529 pixels per inch.

Performance

Samsung Galaxy S8+ runs on Android Nougat operating system with performance backed by a 4GB and 6GB RAM model and Octa – Core processing unit clocking at speeds of 4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz for EMEA model while clocking speeds of 4×2.35 GHz & 4×1.9 GHz for USA and China. The Internal storage size of the Samsung phone is available at 64GB and 128GB with expandable memory via microSD card of up to 256GB.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S8+ has both a rear or primary camera and a front or secondary camera. Galaxy S8+ comes with 12-megapixel for the rear or primary camera with f/1.7 aperture while an 8-megapixel front or secondary camera with f/1.7 aperture is stationed for additional camera support. A smaller aperture on smartphones creates much better natural pictures than a wider aperture because it lets in more light.

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Battery and Sensors

Galaxy S8+ packs a Non-removable Li-Ion 3500mAh to power all the above features and more, like the connectivity options which includes WI-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and sensors which includes Iris scanner, finger print sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 and light sensor.

Smartphone Design
Device Name Samsung Galaxy S8+ or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date Released April 2017
Dimensions and Size 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches)
Weight (in grams) 173 g
Colors Pink, Black, Silver, Blue, Gold
Number of SIM Two
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Material Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel – Glass and Aluminum
Water Resistance Yes – IP68 certified
Dust Resistance Yes
Battery
Type Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Stand-by
Talk time
Fast Charge Yes – Quick Charge 2.0
Wireless Charging Qi / PMA wireless charging
Display
Screen Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 6.2 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio Approximately 84.0%
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 529 ppi pixel density
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection
Software
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Hardware
Processor Type or Chipset Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA / Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – USA and China
Processor Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) – EMEA / Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – USA and China
RAM 4GB and 6GB models
Internal Storage 64GB and 128GB models
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type microSD
Maximum Expandable Storage 256GB
Camera
Front or Secondary 8-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture
Rear or Primary 12-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture
Features 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Connectivity
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes v5.0
GPS Yes. A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo
Infrared port No
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
USB On-The-Go No
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Networks
Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
4G LTE Yes
Sensors
Iris scanner Yes
Fingerprint Yes – rear mounted
Gyroscope Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer Yes
Barometer Yes
Heart rate Yes
SpO2 Yes
Light Sensor Yes

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Specs

About Samsung

Samsung Electronics was founded in 1969 with headquarters in Suwon, South Korea in a place 13 miles south of Seoul called Samsung Digital City. Samsung is involved in the production of wearable technology, smart home kits, home theatre & audio, home accessories, TVs, tablets, security and monitoring systems and a host of others consumer and business solutions.

In 2010, Samsung launched the Galaxy smartphone series which runs on Android OS with Galaxy S4 launching in the global markets in 2013. In 2014, Samsung released Galaxy Note Edge, the first smartphone with a curved screen, taking that feat further with the curved display on both sides of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones released in 2015.

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