The Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus is the latest iteration to the S – line of Samsung products. After the explosive failure of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is hoping its upcoming flagship will restore the companies credibility and reaffirm trust with their customers whom some of which switched to #TeamIPhone.
The Galaxy S8 will come in two variations, the regular sized S8 and the S8 Plus. The regular S8 will have a whopping 5.7 inch screen, and the S8 Plus will be coming with a crazy 6.2 inch screen. As crazy as it all may sound this actually makes a lot of sense. The smartphone market has recently shifted into a new trend that doesn’t involve removing the headphone jack, bigger screens with smaller bezels are the apparent future. We’ve seen how gorgeous a bezeless display looked in the Xiomi Mi Mix and the LG G6 which we talked about recently. Having more bezels allows the touch screen to take up more unused real estate while allowing you to consume a lot more content at once.
The S8 will also be coming with the latest Snapdragon 835 processor, Samsung’s Iris scanning technology which was also a feature of the note 7, another innovation in bio-metrics. There’s also the usual fingerprint scanner, and heart rate sensor. Samsung seems to be playing it safe with the batteries as it appears the S8 will have a 3,000 mAH battery, and the S8 Plus will have a 3,500 mAH battery; with what happened last year, this is an understandable decision but not one the power users are gonna appreciate. Both versions of the S8 will have a measly 4GB of ram in the market with 6GB in the Korean market.
On the software front, it appears as the Grace UX used in the Note 7 will be making a comeback on the S8 with some minor tweaks and optimization. All in all the S8 this year is shaping up to be a kickass contender for smartphone of the year 2017, although its not satisfy the power users, it’ll be one hell of an upgrade for everyone else (who can afford dishing out $1000 on the Canadian market.)
Is it worth it?
If you have a 3 year old phone and want to switch yes otherwise, the price tag is questionable even if it is bringing a lot to the table, there is much that samsung failed to bring to the table this time around that I can’t justify spending $1000 for anyone.