Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones are finally here, at least for Canada, U.S (including Puerto Rico) and Korea.
The phones will be rolling out to additional global markets in the next few weeks.
In case you haven’t heard or just need a refresh of the specs, the Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Infinity Display while the S8+ is 6.2-inches. Both phones have a curved glass and metal design, to fit comfortably in your hands and support Mobile HDR.
Inside, you’ll find a Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM. There is also 64GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot. The main rear-facing camera on the phones is a 12-megapixel F1.7 Dual Pixel camera which has enhanced multi-frame image processing and takes great low-light photos. The front-facing camera is 8-megapixels and F1.7 aperture and has smart auto focus for better selfies.
Since the screens are so big on the phones, Samsung had to move the fingerprint sensor to the back of the device, next to the camera. If you don’t want to use to rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, then you can use the iris scanner and face unlock. The Galaxy S8 & S8+ are running Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung’s TouchWiz on top. Both phones are IP68 water and dust resistant and the S8 has a 3,000 mAh battery while the S8+ has a 3,500 mAh battery.
The Galaxy S8 & S8+ both come with Bixby but the voice assistant part of Bixby won’t be available at launch and will come later on. Both phones come in two colours, Midnight Black and Orchid Grey.
The Galaxy S8 will cost $1,035 CAD off-contract while the S8+ will cost $1,115 off-contract. The S8 starts at $249.99 CAD on a 2-year contract and $319.99 for the S8+.
Both phones are available on the following Canadian carriers: