Samsung Galaxy S8 Features, Specs, Price & Release Date

Posted on Apr 15 2017 - 10:14am by Alex Curran

Samsung has recently announced the availability of its high-end Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, that it will begin shipping on April 21. T-Mobile has started to get pre-orders and it claims that the Galaxy S8 smartphone will arrive in April 19. The two days before the official shipment date of the smartphone. Last year, T-Mobile also  shipped the Galaxy S7 smartphone early, before the other retailers. At VogaTech, you can review details of the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 Features

The smartphone features a 5.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with the screen resolution of 1440 × 2960 pixels at 570 ppi pixel density. The high-end handset is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 both at the front and back as well. The phone features IP68 certified dust and water proof.

The smartphone runs on the latest generation Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box. To fuel the phone, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa core processor and coupled with the Adreno 540 graphic processor. Under the hood, the smartphone packs 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of built-in storage with the option to expand it further with the help of MicroSD card up to 256GB.

Regarding the photography, the smartphone comes with a 12 megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection, autofocus, OIS, and LED flash. On the front panel, there is an 8 megapixel front facing camera for selfie shooter with the f/1.7 aperture.

To power the smartphone, there is a non-removable Li-ion 3,000mAh battery buried inside. The smartphone features a wireless charging, fast battery charging, and also support Samsung DeX. The phone will available in five color options: Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, and Maple gold.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs

  • 8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Resolution of 1440 × 2960 pixels
  • 570 ppi pixel density
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection
  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa core processor
  • Adreno 540 graphic processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of built-in storage
  • Expandable storage: up to 256GB via MicroSD card
  • 12 megapixel rear camera
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera
  • Non-removable Li-ion 3,000mAh battery
  • Color options: Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, and Maple gold

Samsung Galaxy S8 Price

You can buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone in $750, or also can get it on the installment plan, $30 / per month for two year contract. You can also get it from other retail stores, such as Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and BesBuy, but keep in mind, the S8 and S8 plus smartphone will not be available in stores until April 21st.