Samsung has finally launched the long anticipated Galaxy S8 series. The new flagship device is a smartphone that according to Samsung pushes the boundaries of traditional smartphones with its seamless hardware design and a variety of new service offerings.
The device features a Infinity Display, that allows for an immersive viewing experiences, and looks to bring in a new level of functionality and convenience. The devices were unveiled at the company’s annual unpacked event which held in New York City.
“The Samsung Galaxy S8 ushers in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy S8 is our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy.”
The device is available in 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+, the Infinity Display and bezel-less design form a smooth, continuous surface with no buttons or harsh angles. The result is a truly immersive viewing experience without distractions and makes multi-tasking more convenient. The compact design of the S8 series enables comfortable one-handed operation and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on both the front and back for durability and a high-quality finish.
In addition to the new design innovations, Samsung has looked to improve on the existing tech in the phone by adding an advanced camera and enhanced performance. The devices are equipped with an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart auto focus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.
Samsung has also enhanced the security feature of the smartphones. Users now have the option of unlocking their smartphones by either using the biometric fingerprint reader which is located at the back of the phone, their retinas or by scanning the entire face.
“The Galaxy S8 series is built on Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform. In addition, the Galaxy S8 series will offer a wide selection of biometric technologies, including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition so users can select a secure biometric authentication method that works best for them,” said Mr. Paul Lee, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa.
“The Galaxy S8 series also comes with the foundational Galaxy features that customers have come to love, including: IP68 water and dust resistance, MicroSD support up to 256GB, Always-on display and Fast and wireless charging capabilities,” Lee added.