Samsung Galaxy S8 Overview Updated July 25, 2019

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Full hardware specifications for Samsung’s Galaxy S8

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S8, the successor to last year’s S7. Unlike last year’s model, the Galaxy S8 features a “bezel-less” screen that the company is calling an “Infinity Display.” On top of this, Samsung has unveiled its virtual assistant called Bixby which can be activated by holding down on a brand new physical button, located just below the volume rocker.

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Galaxy S8 Specification
Android version Android 7.0 Nougat
Screen size 5.8″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
Resolution 2960×1440 pixels
PPI 570 ppi
Primary camera 12MP, OIS, F1.7
Front camera 8 MP, AF, F1.7
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos 8895 (international)
Storage  64GB (UFS 2.1)
Expandable storage up to 256GB
Battery 3000mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C, headphone jack
Weight 195 g
Dimensions 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Other features IP68 water and dust resistant, IRIS scanner, rear-facing fingerprint sensor, Samsung KNOX
Color options Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold, Rose Pink
Carrier availability AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Base price off-contract ~$725
In-box accessories USB Cable, Earphone, Ejection pin, USB power adaptor, USB connector (USB type-C), Micro USB connector


Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories July 25

[Update: Galaxy S10 too] Galaxy S8 and S8+ update rolling out w/ July security patch, QR code scanner

Samsung is in the midst of an update overhaul, starting with the S10, Note 9, and then filtering down to the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories April 8

US unlocked Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 now receiving Android Pie w/ March security patch

We’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 on almost all US carriers get the Android Pie update, with US unlocked users seemingly overlooked, until now.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories March 26

Android Pie for Sprint Galaxy S8 and S8+ rolling out now

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices on Sprint should now be getting a taste of Android Pie, as several reports on the Sprint community forums are confirming they are now receiving the OTA (via PhoneArena).

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories February 28

How to remap the Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, S8, Note 9, Note 8

Samsung first introduced the now infamous Bixby button on its Galaxy S8 and in the time since, users have been actively looking for ways to use it for other purposes. Now, Samsung has finally made that functionality available on several devices. Here’s how to remap the Bixby button on the Galaxy S10, S9, S8, Note 9, and Note 8.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 has the ability to remap the Bixby hardware button on the side of the device. We reported last week that this feature would be heading to more Samsung devices in the coming weeks, and now the feature available for older Galaxy devices (via SamMobile).

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories February 22

Bixby button remapping coming to other Galaxy phones incl. Note 9, S9

Just because the Samsung overload wasn’t quite done, there is more news about the sometimes infuriating Bixby button. Older Galaxy devices will receive an update to match the Galaxy S10’s ability to remap the button to a favored app in the coming weeks.

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