Samsung’s next Galaxy S devices are bow available in the form of the S8 and the S8+. The big question is, how do they compare to their competition?
Here is the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus stacked up against the Pixel and Pixel XL. You can also read our separate features on how they compare to the LG G6, as well as how they compare to their predecessors, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
Samsung traditionally announces its annual flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress in February each year but, thanks to the Note 7, it changed the schedule this year.
It is holding its Galaxy Unpacked show as a one-off instead, where it is expected to announced the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus handsets. And it’s almost upon us.
So here’s everything you need to know about Samsung’s event.
We don’t have long to wait until the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones are officially unveiled – just until Wednesday 29 March – but it looks like we’ll know all the specifications of the SGS8 beforehand.
The website WinFuture claims to have the entire spec list for the smaller of the phones (and several press photos) so you can have a browse of these and see if there’s anything there that tickles your fancy.
We have just a few weeks until they are officially unveiled but that won’t stop the rumour mills from continuing to reveal everything there is to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (or S8+) smartphones.
The latest comes from an official appearance on the FCC website.
The US Federal Communications Commission has certified the wireless connectivity tech of the phones, and the American carrier variants, for use in the country.
Samsung is rumoured to be announcing the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagship smartphones at the end of March, with reports suggesting they will go on sale in April.
The two devices have leaked aplenty over the last few months, giving us a strong indication as to what we can expect. Here is the difference between the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus based on the rumours and speculation.
The Samsung Galaxy S8’s front-facing camera may include autofocus (AF) functionality, according to a report from Korean news site etnews. Samsung would implement the feature, which automatically adjusts camera lenses to provide the most advantageous focus-level according to a subject’s position, as the challenge to offer better smartphone photo quality increases.
AF functionality is often included in rear-facing smartphone cameras – typically used for a wider range of purposes than front-facing cameras – however implementing it is costly. As front-facing cameras are generally used for close proximity subjects, like in selfies or video-calling, many manufacturers haven’t considered AF to be crucial there in the past.