Samsung Unveils Newest Flagship Phone: Galaxy S8 and S8+, Price Starts at P39,990 and P45,990

Samsung is raising the bar of technology once again by unboxing the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. They recently unveiled their newest flagship phone equipped with Infinity Display (5.8" and 6.2"), 12MP Dual Camera, IP68 Water/ Dust Resistant, Iris Scanner, Bixby, Samsung DeX and more. Priced at P39,990.00 (S8) and P45,990.00 for the S8+. Pre-order starts on April 17 in the Philippines.

Samsung Electronics is a company known for constantly revolutionizing their smartphones through relentless meaningful innovation. Epitomizing this mantra, Samsung has ensured the constant introduction of “firsts” in the goal of improving consumers’ lives.

Powerfully infinite

Every Samsung product is driven by the company’s ingrained predisposition to remove everyday barriers. Every innovation is made with the intention of enhancing the user’s way of living, removing unnecessary barriers to a seamless experience. With this, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ proudly present the Infinity Display.

The Infinity Display fuses revolutionary aesthetic and advanced technology to give you a functional design at its fullest. It boasts of an incredible end-to-end screen that spills over the phone’s sides, forming a completely smooth, continuous surface with no bumps or angles – only pristine uninterrupted glass flowing seamlessly into the aluminum shell. The infinity display comes in 5.8-inch on the Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch on the Galaxy S8+.

But more than the looks, the infinity display offers a more immersive viewing experience like never before. The large and borderless display allows for an unhindered and wider cinematic view in landscape mode, doing away with black bars to occupy the whole screen with content. It is also made for better text content consumption, accommodating more text and images on the screen when reading books and articles, making for less scrolling through the content.

Overall, Samsung’s flagship smartphones seamless molding of glass and metal make for a purposefully elegant and functional infinity display.

Striking and vivid photos

With the Galaxy S8 and S8+, photos become more than just photos. They’re irreplaceable memories that become crystal clear with the Galaxy S8 and S8+’s 12 MP Dual Pixel rear camera. Once only found in DSLRs, Samsung brought the Dual Pixel to its flagship phones enabling even faster Autofocus for crisp, strikingly clear pictures. Just as a person focuses on an object with both eyes, every pixel has two photodiodes to enable super-fast focus, while larger pixels and the brighter F1.7 lens allow bright photos to be taken even in low-light conditions. New to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the cameras are both equipped with multi-frame technology, capturing multiple shots and layering them into a final photo, giving off clear and blur-less photos even when the subject is moving.

Moving on to the front-camera, both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ sport an upgraded front camera of 8MP from its predecessor’s 5MP. Upgrading the total selfie experience, the front camera features Smart Autofocus that allows clearer capture of subjects over the background.

Infallible security

Samsung understands the importance of keeping content on your phone protected. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ provide heightened security and privacy through various highly advanced biometric authentication measures. These measures include the widely talked-about Iris Scanner, the new Face Recognition, and the Fingerprint Scanner whose button can now be found at the back, beside the rear camera. The wide array of security features offer more authentication options that can be used interchangeably depending on how you use your phone.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ also comes with a Secure Folder, a separated folder that adds an extra layer of authentication to keep your select private and personal information safe.

Powerful performance

Samsung also recognizes the fact that smartphones are an extension of ourselves, making them a vital part of everyday life. As vital as it is, Samsung has come up with a solution to keep our smartphones energy-efficient. To support all of these features, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ sport battery capacities at 3,000mAh, and 3,500mAh respectively. But to ensure optimized power consumption, Samsung introduces a powerful innovation with its new flagships. With these new flagships come the world’s first 10nm mobile processor that allows for a seamless, interruption-free experience, but less battery consumption.

Protection is necessary due to its importance, and so Samsung developed this craftsmanship to be cap-less, water and dust-resistant technology that’s IP68 certified. This means that the phone can be submerged in 1.5 meters of water for half an hour. It is also dust-tight, meaning it is safe from the ingress of solid foreign objects like sand, dust, or soil. With this, users can now be worry-free from spills, dust, or accidental drops in water.

Pushing things even more than what’s expected, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ now sport a storage of 64GB, twice that of its predecessor’s, and expandable up to 256GB.

An intelligent assistant

If there’s another thing about the Galaxy S8 and S8+ that will surely be talked about, it’s Bixby. Introducing its first intelligent personal assistant, Samsung brings Bixby to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ that will completely change the way you interact with your smartphone.

Bixby Visual changes the way you search by simply using your camera. It categorizes an image into the following categories: text, images, shopping, QR code, location, and wines. From its recognition, it can give you date about a certain place or icon, extract text from image to a word file, translate text into 52 languages, and assist you in shopping.

On the other hand, Bixby Voice lets you do work with less typing. You can ask it to segregate photos in your album, edit your photos, send text messages to different contacts, and so much more.

Opening new worlds

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are extraordinary devices all on their own, but extending its capabilities through new Samsung accessories will surely open you up to new worlds.

Along with the new smartphones come three amazing accessories that will add up to Samsung’s experience innovation. Samsung introduces the Samsung DeX. Your Android interface will be arranged into a desktop interface once you connect your smartphone to the Samsung DeX. Through this, you will be able to navigate your mobile apps and content just like how you do it with a desktop. The best thing about Samsung DeX is, once you disconnect, it automatically saves whatever you’re doing in desktop mode and revert back easily to mobile mode. Then we have the Gear 360 that offers a new camera experience, allowing you to view, capture, and share little moments to significant events in 360-degrees and 4k video. Lastly, Samsung also amped up the Gear VR which now comes with a controller for an ultimately immersive virtual experience. The controller will give you more freedom to move through the different virtual worlds.

Beyond expectations

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ offer unparalleled features not found in any other smartphone. Pre-order the Galaxy S8 or S8+ starting April 17 to April 29, and choose from the available colors – Midnight Black, Maple Gold, and the new Orchid Gray. Don’t miss the chance to get your hands on Samsung’s flagship smartphones.

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JL Santiago Aquino

A millennial lifestyle blogger from Caloocan City who adores trying new things. ✨ Email: Follow @JayL_Aquino on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok & Facebook.


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