Samsung Galaxy S8 Overview Updated January 16, 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 January 16

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

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.

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