Samsung at its Unpacked 2017 event held on March 29 launched its much-awaited flagship smartphones - Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The highlighted feature of the smartphones is the Infinity Display with 18.5:9 ratio with a nearly bezel-less design. Here are the pictures of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
The all-new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will sport iris recognition technology, which was earlier seen on the dead Samsung Galaxy Note 7. As the name suggests, the biometric recognition scans iris to unlock the phone, verify Samsung account, and more.
As its highlighted and unique feature, Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch QHD+ (1440x2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy S8+ sports a 6.2-inch QHD+ (1440x2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display.
Samsung's latest Galaxy S8 smartphones also debut the company's brand new UX that has been developed to enhance the user interactions.
The company also announced the new Samsung DeX mobile-to-PC transition tool that can turn the Galaxy S8 into a desktop. The Samsung DeX tool will be compatible with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, and will offer users an Android-based desktop-like experience.
Inside the retail box, you get a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ handset, USB Type-C cable, travel adapter, AKG earphones with ear tips in different sizes, USB connector (C to A), Micro-USB connector (C to B), ejection pin.
On the pricing part, Samsung did not announce the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ price at its event, but US carrier pricing has been obtained by The Verge. Verizon Wireless has the lowest rates, at $720 (roughly Rs. 46,700) for the Galaxy S8 and $840 (roughly Rs. 54,500) for the Galaxy S8+. Prices go up to $750 (roughly Rs. 48,700) and $850 (roughly Rs. 55,200) respectively.
In this week's episode of Orbital, we talk about whether the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ can be the smash hits Samsung needs. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or RSS, or just hit the play button below.