At the official launch event, Samsung unveiled all the details of the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + that will be released on April 28, 2017.
S8: new screens and disappearance of physical buttons
The official Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8 conference will be held at 5:00 pm (French time) on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8 +. Just a quarter of an hour after the start of the presentation, Samsung has broadcast a picture on a giant screen, confirming the rumors of recent weeks: on the S8, the screen now occupies almost the entire interface And the physical buttons have disappeared. These are replaced by buttons integrated in the lower part of the screen, which respond in the same way as physical buttons, says Samsung.
Both models have an “Infinite Display” screen and are Quad HD: the screen of the S8 is 5, 8 inches and that of the S8 + 6.2 inches. The Galaxy S8 has a 3000mAh battery and the Galaxy S8 + a 3,500mAh battery, which is lower than the Galaxy S7 Edge (3600mAh).
S8: an Iris scanner and a new smart assistant
The S8 contain many sensors and the fingerprint reader is now located on the back of the device. Another novelty: smartphones are equipped with an iris scanner, supposed to facilitate the unlocking of the device and secure files. In addition, the S8 will operate Samsung’s new smart assistant, Bixby, which features three functions: Hello Bixby (ranked notifications in order of importance), Bixby View (recognition of products or places on an image) and Bixby ).
The official release of the S8 is scheduled for April 20, 2017, and French users will have to wait until April 28 to get the smartphones. On the other hand, Pre-orders can be made by March 29, 2017 and will be delivered one week before the official launch.