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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has finally been launched and… well, it's entirely as we expected thanks to the myriad leaks that have sprung up all over the internet.

Samsung has now confirmed the release date: 21 April for the US, and 28 April for the rest of the world (including the UK) - although it hasn't given specific information on territories such as Australia.

Dimensions: 148.9 x 68 x 8mm
Screen size: 5.8 inches
Resolution: 1440 x 2960 (QHD+)
Processor: Exynos 8895 / Snapdragon 835
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Rear camera: 12MP
Front camera: 8MP
Battery: 3,000mAh
- Rear fingerprint scanner
- Water- and dust-resistant (IP68)
- No physical home button
- Iris scanner
- Bixby AI assistant
- Headphone jack

We're still waiting for retailers to announce their pricing for the new flagship phone, but the Samsung Galaxy S8 cost looks a little high, with early rumors pegging it at around $845/£695/AU$1,115.

It also comes with S8 Plus model which will accept pre-orders after 30th of March:
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Its 6.2-inch screen size puts a bigger phone display in your hand without extending the actual body size all that much. It favors getting rid of bezels and the home button over dramatically increasing the phone’s dimensions.

With a better screen, faster chipset, new sensor technology and smarter software, Samsung gave its already trendsetting curved phone a makeover.

Sources:

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/29/15087530/samsung-galaxy-s8-announced-features-release-date-video-specifications
http://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s8-release-date-and-everything-you-need-to-know
http://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s8-plus-release-date-news-and-features
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I thought Samsung would be using Wide I/O (aka HBM for mobile) by now. Guess DDR4 is still good enough...


Looks good though.
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Hopefully they actually use gorilla glass instead of just saying they did. My S7 scratched from putting it in a pocket with keys (gorilla glass doesn't scratch from that so it can't be gorilla glass)...and it had issues streaming content without stutters from all sources @ 720p.

And hopefully they stop loading it up with excessive bloatware for providers...they caused so many firmware issues with the S7 with incompatibilities between their carrier bloatware+update structure.

As long as these issues exist I will NEVER touch another Samsung phone again.
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As someone who still hasn't found a need or desire to upgrade from an LG G3, that Samsung is by far the most attractive phone I've ever seen. I really want one.
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My S7 Edge has been the worst phone I've ever used.

Like what they did to the design of the phone, too bad it probably still sucks as much as the s7 did. My Battery is killed by the crap samsung software alone.

Get a Motorola. My Droid Turbo was still the best phone I ever owned.
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Only 4GB RAM for most markets frown.gif Shame on you Samsung.
Not worth it's money, not for me when phone is mostly used as a paperweight alarm clock.
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Only 4GB RAM for most markets frown.gif Shame on you Samsung.
Not worth it's money, not for me when phone is mostly used as a paperweight alarm clock.

How much RAM do you think a phone needs and why do you think that?
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-Same camera as my S7 Edge
-Fingerprint reader on the back (I prefer using my thumb, not index finger on the back)
-Facial Recognition (didn't the S4 have this? along with many other useless features)?
-Bixby AI - Is this another attempt for S-Voice, so now Samsungs will have S-Voice, Bixby, and Google Now? i'll stick to Google
-Lighter Touchwiz - Samsung has been saying that their Touchwiz has been "improved" on every generation, but to be truthful, I am getting sick of it...

I don't think I will make the jump to Samsung this year. Specs do not matter when the phone starts slowing down after several months...

I think I will wait for the Pixel 2 to see what they can come up with...
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Hopefully it handles heat better than the S7 did, the one I had would get like un-holdably hot if I tried to plug it in for Android Auto, or anytime I tried to use a graphics heavy app

Also it somehow looks even slipperier than the S7 was...pretty though
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I wish I could afford one of these. I hope it will be successful as I will gladly take a S7 edge and get it on a custom ROM when the market will be flooded of used S7.
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