Samsung announces the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+

After the fiasco of its fiery flagship, the Galaxy Note7, Samsung has a great deal to prove with the launch of its latest high-end handsets. The South Korean company promised to earn back the trust of its customers after battery issues with the Note7 led to a series of fires, and it has even confirmed that a Galaxy Note8 is on the way, which will be "better, safer and very innovative".

Today, though, Samsung is focusing on the launch of two other high-end handsets. Details of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been leaking almost every day in recent weeks - but today, after acknowledging that it's been a "challenging year" for the company, Samsung officially unveiled the new devices.

Samsung has ditched the physical home button on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, replacing it with a pressure sensitive 'invisible home button' that's built into the display itself.

As Samsung explained, its new handsets include a range of premium features:

Premium Camera: The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are equipped with an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.

Powerful Performance: Packing powerful performance and connectivity, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature the industry’s first 10nm processor, enabling heightened speed and efficiency. It is also gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi ready with support for up to 1 Gbps so users can quickly download files, regardless of the file size.

Robust Entertainment: As the world's first mobile device certified by the UHD Alliance as MOBILE HDR PREMIUM, Galaxy S8 and S8+ let you see the same vibrant colors and contrasts that the filmmakers intended while watching your favorite shows. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ offer next-level gaming experiences with vivid and superior graphic technology, as well as Game Pack, featuring top game titles, including select titles supported by the Vulkan API.

Global Standard in Mobile Security: The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are built on Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ 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.

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Xbox I think I will stick with my iPhone.

I can almost guantee the new iphone will be similar to this.


I think I will stick with my iPhone.


Wow this phone looks really nice. I hate how samsung loads their phones up with bloatware though


I wonder what Apple have under there belt to compete with this.


I really don't like those rounded corners on the display and I don't know why Samsung wouldn't copy the Google Pixel's fingerprint reader placement, I own a pixel and use my fingerprint reader as a home button + swipe to skip song on Spotify it just feels so natural. I really hope Google use really small bezels/(no chins) on their next flagship I love the look of the front of the S8 (minus rounded corners) but I think the back is ugly af.


So this was exactly what i thought it would be, another over sized galaxy, along side with some iffy specs, they're trying to make a phone into a gaming device with Vulkan god forbid samsungs terrible 3d mark scores. I haven't looked at the specs yet, and i doubt this thing will clock any higher then its predone stage. The WiFi - LTE chips aren't that great, i mean high bandwidth sure, but needed? no. You should not need that fast of internet on a phone. Very few use scenarios for that.

But i will watch how this phone goes on for a while and post a hands on review in the android section within the next two months hopefully.


I cant wait till they day I can pickup an S5 or something for like £30


I've been waiting for this announcement for a while. So many leaks have been released before hand and it's exactly how the leaks looked. I have an iPhone 7 Plus at the moment but probably going to sell and purchase the S8+. I was originally looking for the Note 7 but of course you know why I didn't get one.. Note 8 should also be released this year as it was confirmed they will be bringing the Note series back. I work for Tesco Mobile and we should be getting the demo phone for the S8 and S8+ in the next couple days. SO excited.


Apple > anything. Would never change from the iPhone.


Went to Samsung for a few years, had its moments but I'll always go to apple.