Samsung Galaxy S8 Overview Updated November 8, 2017

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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
RAM 4GB
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 November 8

Fall is here and it’s time for cold days, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and the beautiful scenery that comes with the leaves changing. To celebrate, Samsung has a new color for one of its flagship phones, the Galaxy S8 in “Burgundy Red.”

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories November 1

After several days of quiet chatter about Samsung potentially beta testing Android Oreo on some of its hardware, the South Korean company has officially announced Experience 9.0. What this means is that if you own either a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, you can sign up to test out Oreo before any other Galaxy owner…

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories September 21

Samsung is actively preparing Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8, beta test could be coming soon

Android Oreo has been available on Pixel and Nexus devices for the better part of the last month, and that’s soon going to expand to more devices like the Nokia 8 and Essential Phone. However, it appears that Samsung is also working on bringing Oreo to the Galaxy S8, and it may arrive pretty soon…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories September 19

Samsung Galaxy S8, Active and Note 8: How to disable the Bixby button

Since its launch, users have been asking Samsung for a way to either disable to remap the physical Bixby button. Although the company has gone out of its way to block third-party applications that did remap the button, Samsung did recently push out an update that allows users to disable the physical Bixby button (to an extent)…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories September 18

You can now sort of disable the annoying Bixby button on your Galaxy S8/Note 8

The Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 are all fantastic pieces of hardware, but just like anything else, they aren’t perfect. One of the biggest complaints in S8 reviews is the presence of the Bixby Button right below the volume rocker, and it seems Samsung has made a small change in response to the feedback.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories September 8

Galaxy Note 8: iFixit teardown reveals repairability in-line with recent Samsung phones

The general consensus for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is that it’s a great phone at a ridiculous price. Of course, the large-screened and stylus wielding phone line likely won’t lose its exploding stigma for quite a while. A teardown by iFixit wields nothing too different and repairability that is in-line with recent Samsung devices.

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