Taking the top spot in Samsung’s smartphone range are not one but two phones running Google Android 7.0. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a Quad HD+ 5.8-inch screen and the Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes with a bigger Quad Core+ 6.2-inch screen.
Both smartphones sport a stunning, entirely new design, with a breathtaking Super AMOLED screen that curves around the edges to take up the majority of the front of the phone.
Amazingly, Samsung has managed to squeeze a larger screen into a similar size chassis as the S8’s predecessors the S7 and S7 Edge, thanks to a thinner bezel and an invisible home button.
The S8 and S8+ are water- and dust-resistant and available in Midnight Black and Orchid Grey.
One of the most interesting features of the Galaxy S8 is facial detection, which you can use to unlock the phone by lifting it to your face. The fingerprint scanner remains, but is now located on the back or the phone, adjacent to the camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have a 12-megapixel camera with an f/1.7 lens and ‘Dual Pixel Camera’ - technology first seen on the Galaxy S7. Each pixel includes two photodiodes, instead of one, resulting in much faster autofocus, so it is much easier to capture fast-moving action, or snaps in low light. There’s also an 8-megapixel f/1.7 front-facing camera with face recognition for taking high-res selfies.
The Octa-core processor found of both smartphones features the first 10nm chip, promising fast performance, whether you are gaming, streaming movies, taking photos or browsing the web.
Built-in storage is up to 64GB, expandable by a further 256GB using a MicroSD memory card.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will feature Bixby, Samsung’s intelligent voice assistant which helps with tasks such as reminders and information – pretty much like a PA in your pocket. With Bixby Vision you can search using the camera take a picture and will find information about it. Bixby is launching in South Korea first and coming later to the UK.
Alongside the phones, Samsung is releasing ‘DeX’, a docking station that turns the phone into a PC like experience. Connect it to a screen to run apps on a big screen.
You can pre-order your Samsung Galaxy S8 from BT Mobile today, with 6GB of data at an exclusive price of £47 a month for BT Broadband customers with £50 upfront.
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