The new Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus
Samsung have announced the release of their new flagship phone – The Samsung Galaxy S8. Following on from the hugely successful Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge they are due to launch the new handset on the 21st April in the US and UK.
- Resolution & Panel Display: The two new phones feature OLED panels which is great news which gives them 18.5:9 aspect ratios with 2960 x 1440 resolutions.
- Design: Samsung have given both phones curved screens, not just one phone like the previous models. The new models now have rounded edges surrounded by an aluminium case. The edge to edge display takes up almost the entire front of the phone.
- Camera: Both phones carry the same camera in each handset. They both have the 12 megapixel duo rear snapper while the front facing camera has been upgraded to 8 megapixels with the inclusion of autofocus.
- Software: Both phones on their launch day will be running the Android Nougat operating system.
- Dust & Waterproof resistance: Both phones are dust and waterproof resistance. Water resistant of up to 1.5 metres or upto 30 minutes in water.
- Storage: Samsung has kept the ability to use micro SD cards which has always been a favourite for so many people. Both phones will wupport cards of up to 250Gb.
- Price: The Samsung Galaxy S8 is supposed to retail at £689 and the S8 Plus is £779
So whats the difference between the S8 & S8 Plus?
There are two main differences with the two handsets – Size and Battery Life
The S8 has a size of 148.9mm x 68.1mm and weighs 155g whereas the S8 Plus measures 159.5mm x 73.4mm and weighs 173g.
The difference in battery sizes should give the S8 Plus a longer experience without having to re-charge. The S8 comes with a 3000 mAh which is the same as the S7. The S8 Plus comes with a 3500 mAh battery which is also the same as the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Overall the difference between the two comes down to personal choice over how big you like your phone or phablet to be.