Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Previewed in Manila; Pricing and Availability Announced

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ and S8.

We have entered a new era for smartphones. Today is all about innovation and Samsung is putting its best foot forward through the unveiling of its new flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

The Korean tech giant once again sets a standard for smartphone innovation by packing tons of noteworthy features into the newest iterations of its much-loved Galaxy S series of smartphones.

One of the features sure to get consumers on board is the S8 and S8 Plus’ infinity display. This means, the phones are virtually bezel-less—almost no unflattering borders, to put it simply. Both phones boast end-to-end Quad HD+ Super AMOLED displays that have curved edges so it fits the hand perfectly and make for better viewing angles. As aesthetically pleasing as it is, this feature also offers enhanced functionality and a user experience like no other.

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If you ask around what’s one good feature of the Galaxy S7, an answer that would probably come up is its capable rear camera. This lauded feature makes a comeback in the S8 and S8+, albeit better. Both phones ship with a 12 MP Dual Pixel rear camera with F1.7 aperture that’s able to capture stunning photos even in low-light conditions. Multi-frame technology is paired with the phone’s camera, allowing it to render crisp and clear photos bursting with color and detail.

The S8 and S8+ lack physical home buttons

Running these phones are either Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 processors with eight cores. Its processors work in tandem with 4 GBs of RAM to provide smooth and powerful performance no matter the tasks at hand.

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On top of all these, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ also come equipped with the following features:

  • The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been rated IP68 water and dust resistant.
  • The phones feature an Iris Scanner, Face Recognition, and Fingerprint Scanner for keeping user data safe.
  • These flagship phones will run on a 10nm mobile processor  for optimized energy consumption.
  • Bixby, Samsung’s latest intelligent personal assistant, makes a debut in the S8 and S8+.
  • New accessories are well on their way, including the new Samsung DeX for a mobile desktop experience never seen before, the Gear 360 to capture the world around, and the improved Gear VR with controller to fully immerse yourself in the virtual world.

Quick Specifications:

Samsung Galaxy S8

  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68 x 8mm
  • Display: 5.8-inch with 1440 x 2960 (QHD+) resolution
  • Processor: octa-core, Exynos 8895 / Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB expandable via microSD
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Cameras: 12 MP rear, 8 MP front
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh
  • Security: rear fingerprint scanner, iris scanner
  • Design: water- and dust-resistant (IP68)
  • USB type-C, headphone jack

Samsung Galaxy S8+

  • Display: 6.2-inch with 1440 x 2960 (QHD+) resolution
  • Processor: octa-core, Exynos 8895 / Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB expandable via microSD
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Cameras: 12 MP rear, 8 MP front
  • Connectivity: DualSIM, 3G, LTE
  • Security: fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, facial recognition, heartbeat sensor,
  • Design: IP68 certified water and dust resistant
  • USB Type-C, headphone jack
  • Battery: 3500 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will retail for PHP39,990, while the Galaxy S8 plus will be available at PHP45,990.

Pre-order period for the phones will begin on April 17 and will end on April 29. Those who pre-order will get a free wireless bottle-design speaker worth PHP 5,099.

The S8 and S8+ will be available colors midnight black, maple old, and the new orchid gray. The phones will officially be available in PH by May 2017.

Head on to the nearest Samsung experience store or log on to Lazada.com.ph to pre-order. For more details visit, www.samsung.com/ph/GalaxyS8.

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