Samsung Officially Unveils the Galaxy S8 & S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8

Following a few leaks, Samsung Mobile officially introduced the next installment of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

The first immediate change we see is the new Infinity Display, which gives the user a full screen experience by creating a bezel-less, full-frontal edge-to-edge screen. Ultimately, you get more space “for the things that matter,” says Samsung.

Also, the brand has removed a physical home button, in favorite of an embedded home button underneath the screen in the usual position.

The standard S8 boasts a 570ppi 5.8-inch screen, while the Plus offers a sizable 6.2-inch screen, but both offer 2960 x 1440 resolution. And, as for battery specs, the S8 features a 3,000mAh battery, while the S8+ has a 3,500mAh battery, which Samsung says has been tweaked to last longer, even after a year of use, reports The Verge.

Another notable addition is the new virtual assistant called Bixby, which is activated via a dedicated side-button. It allows apps to be controlled by voice, and evolves to meet your personal needs over time.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available for preorder on March 30, with a stateside rollout on April 21. Pricing has not been announced.