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Samsung Galaxy S8: UK release date, price, specs and features of Samsung’s new forerunner smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung has revealed its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, at its “Unloaded 2017” occasion in New York.

Sporting an all-glass design, bent screen, advanced home catch and wireless charging, the Galaxy S8 is set to clash with Apple’s iPhone 7 – and the iPhone 8 when it launches in the not so distant future.

Regardless of whether you purchased a Galaxy Note 7 and were compelled to return it because of overheating issues, or you’ve simply been holding out on a move up to see what Samsung has in store, the Galaxy S8 is unlikely to disappoint with its roster of the top of the line specs.

From its slim design and scarcely their bezels to its eye-getting display and biometric security features, this is without a doubt one of the best smartphones cash can purchase at this moment.

This is what you have to know: 


The new gadget has an all-glass body and is slim and since quite a while ago contrasted with most present day smartphones, designed to be held in one hand.

The Galaxy S8 comes in two sizes – the S8 with a 5.8-inch display, measuring 148.9 x 68.1 x8.0 mm, and the S8+ with a 6.2-inch display, measuring 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm.

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The physical Home catch has been expelled and supplanted with a pressure-sensitive board put underneath the screen so that the front of the gadget is a sheer sheet of glass.

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The unique mark per user is currently situated on the back of the telephone, by the camera module, and is designed to be used with a forefinger as opposed to a thumb. The telephone also supports iris scanning for included security.

Despite rumors that Samsung was wanting to take after Apple in discarding the earphone jack, the Galaxy S8 has held this element. The smartphone also comes with a couple of superior AKG by Harman headphones in the case.


The reason for the Galaxy S8’s unusual shape is its all-inclusive display, which has an aspect proportion of 18.5:9 instead of the ordinary 16:9, and to a great degree limit bezels around the edge of the screen.

Samsung describes the display as “Quad HD+”, which is the same classification as the as of late propelled LG G6, and translates to a screen resolution of 2960×1440 pixels.

It is also the world’s first cell phone affirmed by the UHD Alliance as “Portable HDR Premium”, which means it lets you see the dynamic colors and contrasts that filmmakers planned while viewing your most loved shows.

Features and specs 

The Galaxy S8 features a 12-Megapixel “Double Pixel” camera on the back, for enhanced low-light, zoom and against obscure photos, and an 8-Megapixel selfie camera with smart autofocus on the front.

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It has an IP68 rating, which means it is water resistant to a most extreme profundity of 1.5m for up to 30 minutes and is shielded from dust, earth, and sand without the requirement for additional caps or covers.

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The Galaxy S8 boasts the industry’s first 10nm chip, which Samsung claims enable increased speed and productivity. It also contains 6GB RAM and 64GB of in-assembled storage, expandable up to 256GB with a MicroSD card.

The smaller model has a 3,000 mAh battery, while the bigger one has a 3,500 mAh battery. Both offer a decision of wired or wireless charging.


Both devices run the latest version of Google’s working system, Android 7.0 Nougat.

This includes new efficiency features such as multi-tasking, which allows two apps to keep running on-screen at the same time so you can keep viewing a video on YouTube while answering to an email.

The Galaxy S8 also comes with the Edge software, which allows you to add shortcuts to contacts and apps in a haul outboard on the edge of the display, and improved security features.

As well as the unique finger impression scanner, the Galaxy S8 features an iris scanner and facial acknowledgment software, so users can choose their favored biometric verification strategy.

Bixby personal assistant 

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 accompany another misleadingly wise personal assistant called Bixby.

Like Apple’s Siri, Bixby responds to spoken commands, permitting users to control their phones with their voices alone.

Be that as it may, Samsung claims that Bixby offers a “more profound ordeal” than other voice agents or assistants in the market.

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Firstly, when using a Bixby-empowered application, Samsung’s personal assistant can support almost every task that the application is fit for performing – so you don’t need to recall which features work with voice command and which don’t.

Secondly, you can call upon Bixby whenever and it will understand the present setting and state of the application, permitting you to proceed what you’re managing without intrusion.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a committed Bixby catch in favor of the gadget, which you can press to bring the virtual assistant.

Regardless, just a subset of pre-installed applications will be Bixby-empowered, however, this set will keep on expanding after some time.

Release date 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will dispatch in the UK and Europe on April 28.

It will be accessible in two shading variants – Midnight Black and Orchid Gray – with the potential accessibility of a third shading, Arctic Silver, to be reported at the appropriate time.

UK pre-orders are open from March 29 until April 19 on Samsung.com/uk, and from select operators and retailers. Pre-arrange customers will get their devices from 20 April, subject to stock accessibility.


The Samsung Galaxy S8 costs £689 in advance, while the S8+ costs £779.

On the off chance that you can’t stand to splash out the maximum of the Galaxy S8 across the board go, you can pay it off in regularly scheduled payments with a tax contract from one of the significant networks.

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