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The Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone was released in April of 2017 as a capacitive multi touchscreen smartphone.

It uses a single Nano SIM but also comes with an optional hybrid dual  SIM which swaps one SIM slot for a microSD card slot along with a glass panel design.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is available in the following colors which are Gold, Black, Silver, Gray,  Blue,Pink and Red  of 64GB model.

The device has a water/dust proof certification (IP68) which can prevent water from getting into the device at roughly about 20 metres in water in an hour.

It supports the GSM, W-CDMA/UMTS and the LTE radio system to allow for communication with other mobile devices as well as the internet.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Exynos comes with the same CPU of 4 x 2.3 GHz Exynos M2 Mongoose and 4 x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 as the Meizu 15 plus.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 SD385 comes with the same CPU of 4 x 2.35 GHz Kryo 280 and 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo 280,same as the Google Pixel 2.

The camera setup on the device comprises of both a dual camera on the front and a dual camera on the rear.

It does not come with an FM radio but has a GPS and GLONASS tracking and positioning system. It also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology to enable wireless transfer of data and files.

It comes with a headphone jack,a USB type-C and supports the NFC – which allows for cashless transaction using your device.

The battery capacity is quite poor compared to other premium devices.

Resolution 1440 by 2960 pixels
Display 5.8 inches
OS Android Nougat
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
Front Camera 8-megapixel
RAM 4GB RAM
microSD Storage Up to 256GB
Battery 3000mAH
Design Glass

Price: How much does Samsung Galaxy S8 cost?

You can get the Samsung Galaxy S8 in the US for $799 while the price on Canada starts at $1,155 depending on online retailer you choose from below. In Australia, the price starts at $1,160 but the price of Samsung Galaxy S8 in UK is £699 while the EU countries can buy Samsung Galaxy S8 for €715. In Africa, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 in Nigeria for ₦345,000 and Kenya for KSh 98,000 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Samsung Galaxy S8 is RS 57,300.

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Display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display accounts for approximately 84.47% of the smartphone’s body.

The device comes with a screen display size of 5.8 inches with screen resolution which shows a 1440 by 2960 pixels on both the vertical and horizontal sides of the screen.

The screen density of 570 pixels per inch(ppi) is quite high and shows a very detailed and clear screen display of information.

The ratio between the long and short sides of the screen (Aspect ratio) is 2.056:1. It has a capacitive multi-touch scratch resistant screen which is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with a Dual Edge Display.

Performance

Samsung Galaxy S8 runs on Android Nougat operating system with either a Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 SoC or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 SoC.

The performance of the device is backed by a 4GB RAM and Octa-core processing unit reaching speeds of 4 x 2.3 GHz Exynos M2 Mongoose and 4 x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 or alternative  speeds of 4 x 2.35 GHz Kryo 280 and 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo 280.

The Qualcomm Adreno 540 graphical processing unit handles the computation of 2D and 3D graphical applications.

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The internal storage size of the Samsung phone is available at 64GB with expandable memory via microSD card of up to 256GB.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with both a rear(primary camera) and a front(secondary camera).

The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 12-megapixel  image resolution for the primary camera with f/1.7 aperture with an 8-megapixel image resolution for  the secondary camera with f/1.7 aperture.

The rear camera uses a Sony IMX333 Exmor RS image sensor model and a CMOS(complementary metal-oxide semiconductor).

The rear camera has a dual LED flash type and phase detection with Dual Pixel. It also has an Object tracking AF.

The images are enhanced with the aid of the smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and a high CRI LED flash to improve low light shots.

The front camera on the other hand comes with a Sony IMX320 Exmor RS image sensor model and a CMOS image sensor type.

Battery and Sensors

Galaxy S8 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion battery with a maximum capacity of 3000mAh to power the device and the connectivity options such as the WI-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC as well as the following sensors such as the Iris scanner, finger print sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 and light sensor.

Smartphone Design
Device Name Samsung Galaxy  S8
Type Touchscreen Smartphone
Released Date Released April 2017
Dimensions and Size 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches)
Weight (in grams) 155 g
Colors Gold, Black, Silver, Gray, Coral Blue
Number of SIM Two
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Material Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
Water Resistance Yes – IP68 certified
Dust Resistance Yes
Battery
Type Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Stand-by
Talk time 20 hours (3G)
Fast Charge Yes – Quick Charge 2.0
Wireless Charging Qi / PMA wireless charging
Display
Screen Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 5.8 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio Approximately 83.6%
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 570 ppi pixel density
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Software
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Hardware
Processor Type or Chipset Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA / Qualcomm 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
Internal Storage 64GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type microSD
Maximum Expandable Storage Up to 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, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
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 – Front 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.

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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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