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Samsung unveils the Galaxy S8 and S8+ (the leaks confirm everything)

Samsung finally announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+, even though we knew everything about the phone from the leaks. The phone is a beast with a beautiful edge to edge, “Infinity” display.  Samsung also took a page from Apple’s book and released the S8+ version, which is just the S8 but larger. Overall, Samsung hit it out of the park with their phones. They’ll dominate the market for Android phones, but they’ll have stiff competition when Apple releases the iPhone 8 this fall.

The Galaxy S8 is around $750, and the S8+ is around $850 depending on which installment plan you choose from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or Sprint. It’s not as expensive as many analysts and tech journalist were expecting. A similar price to the iPhone and Pixel means customers will have a hard time choosing between the phones.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are beautiful and powerful phones

Both phones are prepared to take over the smartphone market, even though hype around this update isn’t as loud as other upgrades. A lot of that has to do with all the leaks showing the phone from every angle and even showed someone using the phone turned on. It was one of the most leaked gadgets in recent history, with Evan Blass breaking a lot of the news.

If you’re interested in the specs, here they are:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs:
• 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD+ display (2960×1440, 570ppi)
• 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, 155g
• US: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor — Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
• Global: Samsung Exynos 8895 processor — Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
• 64GB of storage
• 4GB of RAM
• 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera
• 8-megapixel front-facing camera
• 3,000 mAh battery
• Iris Scanner
• USB-C
• Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specs:
• 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD+ display (2960×1440, 529ppi)
• 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173g
• US: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor — Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
• Global: Samsung Exynos 8895 processor — Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
• 64GB of storage
• 4GB of RAM
• 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera
• 8-megapixel front-facing camera
• 3,500 mAh battery
• Iris Scanner
• USB-C
• Android 7.0 Nougat

Both phones had a hands-on in the video above. We’re excited to see how the phone performs in real world scenarios and how customers feel about the phone. Having a double curved edge could cause many to accidently press buttons or feel like the phone is “cutting” into their hands. We’ll have to wait and see when the reviews come in!

Tell us in the comments below what you think about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+! Are you going to pick up the phone when it launches

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