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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 July 15

Galaxy S8 gets an unexpected extra security patch after updates were supposed to end

Samsung is getting really good at long-term support, and this week, the company is offering one more olive branch to owners of the Galaxy S8. Months after support was supposed to end, the Galaxy S8 is getting one more security patch.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories May 3

It still feels weird to say, but Samsung is still the best of the best when it comes to Android updates nowadays, and long-term support is what really seals the deal. Tonight, though, we can pour one out for a Samsung favorite. The bearer of thin bezels is officially laid to rest as Samsung has ended Android update support for its Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories April 15

Third-party ROM brings Android 11 to Galaxy S8 and Note 8

After another third-party ROM brought Android 11 to the Galaxy Note 9 and S9, it’s the turn of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories September 21, 2020

September patch now rolling out for Galaxy S8 series

The September 2020 security patch is now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, putting the device right up-to-date once again.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories July 1, 2020

June 2020 security patch now rolling out for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

The June 2020 security patch is now rolling out for the revolutionary Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ series.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories May 4, 2020

The Samsung Galaxy S8 drops from monthly to quarterly security patches

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is now set to move from regular monthly to quarterly security patch updates.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories March 17, 2020

Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 now receiving the March 2020 security patch

Samsung is now pushing the March 2020 security patch out to the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 series after first bestowing the update on the firm’s recent flagship lines.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories February 18, 2020

[Update: S9/S9+ too] The February 2020 security patch is now rolling out for the Galaxy S8, Note 8

Even with the rush and amount of invested resources going into the S20 series launch, Samsung has now promptly delivered the February 2020 security patch for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 — to match the recent S10, Note 9/10 updates.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories January 22, 2020

[Update: S9/S9+] January 2020 security patch now rolling out for the Galaxy S8/S8+, Note 9

The January 2020 security patch is now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and the Galaxy Note 9.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories July 25, 2019

[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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ stable Android Pie update now rolling in Northern Europe

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are getting the full stable release of Android Pie and all that One UI brings with it. The update appears to be rolling out in stages with reports via Reddit that much of Northern Europe has begun seeing the OTA appear.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories February 15, 2019

Galaxy S8 and S8+ now receiving fourth Android Pie beta update

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are getting a fourth Android Pie beta update, which is rolling out right now.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories February 1, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S8 gets a third Android Pie beta update w/ the February security patch

Whilst we’re seeing almost all variants of the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 9 finally get Android Pie, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are still in beta land waiting for a full update.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories January 25, 2019

Finally, we are seeing US Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ users get the chance to join the Android Pie beta program. Samsung has opened up the option to unlocked device owners for the time, however, that may change in the near future.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories January 24, 2019

The Samsung Galaxy S8 getting a second Android Pie beta update

Shortly after we saw the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 get a second Android Pie update, we are now seeing global S8 and S8+ users get a follow-up update to their devices.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories January 16, 2019

Just yesterday the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 started receiving the Android Pie beta. Now we are seeing that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are also ready to get involved with the One UI open beta.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories January 3, 2019

There have been four iterations of the Android Pie beta program for the Galaxy Note 9. With the Galaxy S9 also getting plenty of time with the brand new One UI, the probability of the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 getting a beta program of their own has grown significantly thanks to some test build information.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories November 12, 2018

Samsung will bring One UI to Galaxy S8, Note 8

Last week at its annual developer conference, Samsung officially revealed its latest design change, Samsung One UI. The updated interface makes a lot of changes, arguably for the better, and will hit recent releases in a couple of months. Samsung has also confirmed that the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 will also get this update.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories September 17, 2018

Samsung brings AR Emojis and Super Slow-Motion video to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 offer some fun software features, but those weren’t available on older hardware for a while. This week, Samsung has updated both its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 with AR Emojis and Super Slow-Motion video…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories July 9, 2018

Samsung Experience update brings homescreen rotation to Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8

Most of today’s flagship Android phones allow you to rotate the homescreen when using them in landscape mode. After a recent Samsung Experience update, this is now also possible on the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories July 2, 2018

Samsung brings ‘video lockscreen’ feature to Galaxy Note 8 and S8 from Galaxy S9

Samsung hasn’t made any drastic changes to its hardware or software for the past year or so, but the company has been doing great with bringing new features to older devices. Recently, the company quietly brought its “video lockscreen” from the S9 to last year’s crop of devices.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories June 26, 2018

Samsung adds nearly 30 new clockfaces to ‘Always-On Display’ on S8, S9, Note 8 w/ app

Samsung packs its devices full of features, some useful, some not. One of my personal favorites for the past few years has been the “Always-On Display” which debuted on the Galaxy S7. In recent releases and updates, Samsung has continually improved the feature. Now, Samsung is adding quite a few new customizations.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories May 23, 2018

May security patch rolling out now to Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 users on T-Mobile, Verizon [Update]

Android’s monthly security updates have done a great job in helping keep devices secure from the plethora of bugs that pop up from time to time. However, some are pretty slow about rolling them out. Today, T-Mobile and Samsung are rolling out May’s security patch to some devices.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories April 2, 2018

How to add an animated GIF to the Galaxy S9, S8, and Note 8’s ‘Always-on Display’

Out of the box, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were able to show an image of the user’s choosing on the Always-on Display. Now, any Samsung phone running Oreo including the S9, S8, and Note 8 can add a GIF to the lockscreen. Here’s how…

Samsung’s ‘Always-On Display’ can show animated GIFs on the Galaxy S9, S8, and Note 8

While Samsung wasn’t the first to deliver an ambient display function on its smartphones, it may very well have the most feature-rich one on the market with its “Always-On Display.” Now, it’s picking up a new feature that displays GIFs…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories March 26, 2018

Samsung has slowly been rolling out Android Oreo to its flagship devices from last year, and last week we saw the S8 complete its rollout to major carrier variants. However, unlocked users have been left in the dark when it comes to that update, with Note 8 owners in the same boat. Thankfully, Samsung is finally acknowledging that and giving answers.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories March 21, 2018

Android Oreo now available for Galaxy S8 users on AT&T

Samsung kicked off its Android Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, but until last week it was available in the States. Now, AT&T users are getting in on the fun…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories March 19, 2018

Android Oreo now rolling out to the Galaxy S8/S8+ on T-Mobile and Sprint

Samsung has slowly been rolling out Android Oreo to its first flagship from 2017, the Galaxy S8. Last week, that rollout finally expanded to the United States with the Verizon variant, and over the weekend two more carriers started pushing out that same update…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories March 15, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ starting to pick up Android Oreo in the US, starting w/ Verizon

Samsung kicked off its Android Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 internationally earlier this year, but it gave no word on when that update would land in the United States. Now, out of nowhere, the update is starting to roll out…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories March 1, 2018

Here’s the official changelog for Samsung’s Android Oreo update on the Galaxy S8

After beta programs and regional rollouts, Samsung has finally given us more information on its Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 with an official changelog.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories February 22, 2018

Samsung appears to have resumed its Android Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8/S8+

Android Oreo hasn’t quite taken the foothold that Google wants it to in regards the Android market as a whole. The main reason for that is easily OEMs who have yet to update their devices to the latest OS. Samsung is the biggest Android OEM, so any steps it makes in this area make a difference. Now, the company is resuming its Android Oreo rollout to the Galaxy S8 after halting it earlier this month.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories February 19, 2018

Samsung including a pair of Gear IconX (2018) earbuds w/ Galaxy S8 or Note 8 purchases

Truly wireless earbuds are becoming very popular thanks to Apple’s AirPods, and competitors are getting better and better. Samsung’s Gear IconX wireless earbuds are pretty fantastic, and now the $200 earbuds come free with the S8 or Note 8 for a limited time.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories February 14, 2018

After a successful beta program over the past several months, Samsung officially released Android Oreo for its Galaxy S8 in several regions earlier this month. Now, though, that rollout has been halted.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories February 9, 2018

Samsung’s Android Oreo rollout expands to three more countries, still no ETA for US

After kicking off its rollout yesterday, Samsung is now expanding the Android Oreo rollout to the Galaxy S8 in three more countries.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories February 8, 2018

Android Oreo is slowly gaining market share, but it’s taking quite a while since no major players have jumped on board. However, after finishing up its beta program, it seems Samsung is starting to roll out Oreo to its Galaxy S8 flagship.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories January 26, 2018

Android Oreo has been available in beta for the Galaxy S8 for a fair while now, but the company has been quiet on when the public release would kick off. However, now the beta has ended, and the next release will be the final build…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories January 17, 2018

Samsung is now including wireless AKG headphones with a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 are two of the best phones on the market right now, and they include a ton of great features. One nice perk is the included set of headphones from AKG, and now, Samsung is upping the ante on those.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories November 30, 2017

Samsung has never been known for providing quick updates, but it’s been getting better over the years. However, one of Samsung’s recent monthly security patch rollouts to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has seemingly broken fast charging for some users.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories November 29, 2017

Samsung’s Galaxy S8/S8+ get third Android Oreo beta to fix lag and squash bugs

Android Oreo has had a slow rollout so far, but its arrival on popular devices is sure to help out with that. Lately, Samsung has been beta testing Oreo on the Galaxy S8, and today, the third update to that beta is available in the United States.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories November 8, 2017

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, 2017

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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Samsung Galaxy S8 Stories September 21, 2017

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, 2017

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)…

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