Korean brand Samsung has officially launched its latest smartphone – Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. It is the larger version of Galaxy S8. Let’s take a look at the device’s specs and details.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus features a 6.2-inches Infinity touchscreen display with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution (Quad HD+) and Gorilla Glass 5 protection, which is more than sufficient for daily usage. The 6.2-inches display fits into the dimensions that measure at 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm and weights at 173g.
For performance-wise, the US version is powered by Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 octa-core processor, which consists of two sets of quad-core processor based on Kyro 280 and Adreno 540 GPU while most of the markets will get a 64-bit Exynos 8895 octa-core processor instead. The RAM memory options of Galaxy S8 Plus are 4GB and 6GB while the internal storage options are 64GB and 128GB. Unfortunately, the 6GB RAM+128GB ROM version is only available in South Korea at the moment. However, the good news is Samsung doesn’t kill off the microSD slot as the device has a slot for storage expansion
This 6.2-inches device has a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel sensor camera on the back with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, PDAF and OIS alongside an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for both selfie and video calls. The rear-facing camera of Galaxy S8 Plus also comes with Pro Mode, various filters, Smart Auto Focus and others. In addition, the rear-facing camera is able to shoot 4K video.
Regarding its network support, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is compatible with multiple LTE network bands. The device is available in single SIM and dual SIM variants. The dual SIM variant will have a 2nd slot suits both nano SIM and microSD. Other key features/specs are USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack, multiple sensors, iris scanner, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, as well as a reversible USB Type-C instead of traditional microUSB.
TouchWiz based on Android 7.0 Nougat version is the operating system of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. As for the battery, it does come with 3,500mAh of battery juice (non-removable). Apart from that, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is IP68 certified as it able to withstand water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes as well as dust proof.
The fingerprint of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is mounted on the rear panel, which is besides the camera lens. Samsung has finally learned from Chinese brands as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus becomes the first Samsung flagships to have a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. The device is available various colors – Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold. It will arrive in major markets around the world in May later and the price remains unknown during press time.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus specs review
– 6.2-inches Infinity Display with Quad HD+ resolution
– 64-bit Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 octa-core processor / 64-bit Exynos 8895 octa-core processor
– 4GB/6GB RAM
– 64GB/128GB ROM
– MicroSD slot
– 12MP (main) / 8MP (secondary) camera
– Single SIM / Dual SIM
– 4G LTE
– Android 7.0 Nougat
– 3,500mAh non-removable battery
– Fingerprint sensor
– Waterproof/Dust proof
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