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Much ado has been made about the Galaxy S8 device which was launched today. It might not have had this much publicity except for the fact that it is like the next phone to be released after the Note 7 debacle.
Before now, reports have had it that Samsung would hasten the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 device just so as to offset the Note 7 losses it experienced, but we also hope this does not turn out like the Galaxy Note 7. In the mean time, I’d be walking you through the specs, features and what we feel about the new Samsung Galaxy S8 device.
Please note that it was released alongside a bit higher version – the Samsung S8 Plus.
PRICE OF THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 DEVICE
The price of the Galaxy S8 device starts at N345,200 in Nigeria.
The price of the Galaxy S8 device is Ksh 115,780 in Kenya.
The price of the Galaxy S8 device is 4894 cedis in Ghana.
Given the price quoted above, many might be forced to say the it is on the high side. Yes it is, but I can also say that the specs are on the high side too. Also, it is certain to compete actively with other smartphones in its category both in specs and price.
DISPLAY OF THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 DEVICE
I have never hidden my love for large display devices, which would further explain if I tell you that I’m in total love with the Galaxy S8 and its 5.8 inches display. You should be able to handle with one hand – big hand though. I’m also pretty sure game lovers and movie addicts would feel the same love I have for the Galaxy S8 smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 device has a display resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density), while it features a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. Galaxy S8 also features a protective Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 DESIGN
While the Samsung Galaxy S8 device is built with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on its back panel, it measures 148.9 mm in length by 68.1 mm in breadth and 8 mm in thickness. The Galaxy S8 smartphone cannot be denied of the fact that it is a very beautiful and sleek smartphone. Samsung got that aspect just right, especially with the perfectly curved edges.
RAM, ROM, PROCESSOR AND OPERATING SYSTEM OF THE GALAXY S8 DEVICE
For the Samsung Galaxy S8 device RAM, Samsung has always been known to give considerable attention to the RAM of any of their devices. Galaxy S8 is not left out as it features a RAM of 4 GB RAM. With this, I’m sure users wouldn’t have any problem whatsoever with smooth running of the phone and switching between applications.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has provided for your storage of music, photos, video, documents and many other files an internal memory of 64 GB. This same can be expanded to the tune of 256 GB via the use of an external micro SD card.
There are two variants regarding the use of the SD card. There’s a single Sim model which uses a dedicated SD card slot, while the dual Sim model uses the Sim 2 slot for the SD card.
Samsung Galaxy S8 has in it an Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 for the US model while it has an Octa-core Exynos 8895 Octa for the EMEA model. We do not know why the Galaxy S8 was given two models in this case. Reason is best know to the maker.
Running on an Android Operating System, v7.0, the Samsung Galaxy S8 device can actually be commended for running on a latest OS.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 CAMERA
On its rear, the Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 12 MP camera, which is quite okay except that given the Samsung brand, they could and definitely should have done better. The camera has a phase detection autofocus and LED flash.
On its front, it has a camera quality of 8 MP. The Samsung Galaxy S8 device is surely a darling for a lot of selfie takers with its 8 MP front facing camera. Cute selfies on the go, guys, and ladies.
Just beside the camera is a fingerprint sensor at the back of the device.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 BATTERY
Just on our unofficial standard for smartphone battery power, the Samsung Galaxy S8 device packs a powerful 3000 mAh battery capacity. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge had one of the best batteries, so it is expected that Samsung has improved on that to give us a better battery for the Galaxy S8. It also supports wireless charging.
Given the very good battery, large RAM, big display, good camera and all, how much are you willing to dole out for the Samsung Galaxy S8 device?
SUMMARY OF THE GALAXY S8 SPECIFICATIONS
>5.8-inch Super AMOLED QHD+ display
>18:9 aspect ratio
>Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor in the US model
>Samsung Exynos 8895 processor in the global model (4×2.45GHz + 4×1.9GHz)
>12-megapixel rear camera
>8-megapixel front-facing camera
>3,000 mAh battery
>64GB of storage
>Android 7.1.1 Nougat