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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Launched: Joins the Party with a Larger Display & Bigger Battery

by Jed John 0

Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy S8 Plus today which could actually be called a Galaxy S8 with a large display and battery. The flagship lives up to its name, coming with a plus-size build. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus packs similar design and hardware like the S8 save for a few differences in the battery capacity and display size.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus features a superior 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels and 529ppi. On the Galaxy S8 Plus, Samsung is also offering two versions which would be sold separately in specific regions. There is a Snapdragon 835-powered version which comes with an octa-core processor clocked at 2.35GHz. There is also an Exynos 8895-powered version equally clocked at 2.35GHz. Both the Snapdragon and Exynos versions come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

The camera configuration is the same as on the Galaxy S8 sporting a 12MP rear sensor with optical image stabilisation (IOS), LED flash and a f/1.7 aperture. Up front, users get an ample 8MP frot-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture and autofocus. There is an iris scanner at the top bezel up front and the device equally has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which also unlocks the phone.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus packs a larger 3,500mAh battery under its hood. The flagship comes with a larger dimension measuring 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm. Since it packs a larger battery, it is a little weightier at 173g. You also get such stunning features like an IP68 water and dust resistance, Wireless charging support, LTE Cat.16, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, MST for Samsung Pay, USB Type-C port and lots more. Samsung still retained the 3.5mm audio jack on the Galaxy S8 Plus.  The Galaxy S8 Plus runs on Android 7.0 Nougat as well.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Pricing & Availability

Samsung also did not announce the official price of the Galaxy S8 Plus but the plus-size flagship will join its sibling in going up for pre-order tomorrow, March 30. It will also be available in Black, Gray, Silver, Blue and Gold variants. If you’re buying the Galaxy S8 Plus, you equally qualify to get a free Gear VR headset with a controller and a set of games. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be available in stores from April 21.

 SAMSUNG GALAXY S8Galaxy S8 Plus
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, 155 grams159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173g grams
DISPLAY5.8-inch 2960 x 1440p (570 ppi)
OLED
6.2-inch 2960 x 1440p (529 ppi)
OLED
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 835 @ 2.3 / Exynos 9 @ 2.3Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 @ 2.3 / Exynos 9 @ 2.3
MEMORY4GB + 64GB

MicroSD: Yes
4GB + 64GB

MicroSD: Yes
CAMERA12MP f/1.7 OIS

8MP f/1.7 Front Camera
12MP f/1.7 OIS

8MP f/1.7 Front Camera
BATTERY3000mAh
Fast Charging
Wireless Charging
3500mAh
Fast Charging
Wireless Charging
OSAndroid 7 NougatAndroid 7 Nougat
SPECIAL FEATURESIP68 CertificationIP68 Certification
COLORSMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold.Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold.
PRICE$750 (Expected)>$750 (Expected)

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