The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is officially here along with the Samsung Galaxy S8. There were rumors about Samsung planning to drop the plain version and switching to only Edge versions which is how we got the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus instead of an Edge version. Most of the times the annual updates of most of the flagship phones doesn’t really offer a lot of changes but this is definitely not the case this time. To find out more about this upcoming phone including the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus South Africa price, continue reading.
After the release of the Xiaomi Mi Mix, it was only a matter of time for other big companies to go for a phone with almost no bezels and an edge-to-edge display. There were some leaked pictures roaming around before the announcement which looked too good to be true but looks like it wasn’t fake after all. The Infinity Display with smooth curves and comfortable grip makes it easily one of the best looking phones out there which is also comfortable to hold. The home button along with other navigational buttons are still there in the same place hidden under the display which works just like it used to. The 6.2-inch screen might scare you off but it’s almost similar in size compared to the S7 Edge but the screen to body ratio is 84%. It’s showing 2960 x 1440 pixels resolution and 529ppi of pixel density. Moreover, you get all these with the good old IP68 rating as well which means water and dust resistance.
On paper, the rear camera is almost similar to the ones we saw in the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. However, don’t let that fool you as there are some new features and improvements. It’s capable of capturing even better pictures in low light thanks to the 12-megapixel Dual Pixel Sensor. Users can also take multiple shots at the same time and then combine them to get one high-quality picture. The front camera got an upgrade and is now an 8-megapixel one with F/1.7 lens and Smart Auto Focus. Things are looking good in this department and we will be able to find out more after the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus release date South Africa. Right now, the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL are two best camera focused smartphones available that you can check out which are also almost in the same pricing range as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus South Africa price.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will be running the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor under the hood just as rumored. However, there will be another international version which will get the Exynos 8895 octa-core processor. Both the versions with different processors will be paired with 4GB of RAM. There is only one storage option this time: 64GB built-in storage but there is a microSD card slot as well. While this new processor is supposed to get power consumption down by up to 20%, it’s still disappointing to see a slightly smaller battery than the one we got in the S7 Edge. It’s still 500mAh bigger than the one in the Samsung Galaxy S8. The list of features doesn’t end here as there is a new personal assistant introduced in this one titled as Bixby. This one is not only able to perform the regular tasks but can also perform tasks like searching for something by image when you object your camera at an unknown object or place. There is also a new layer of security other than the fingerprint scanner placed on the back which is the iris scanner. Moreover, there is an additional dock called Samsung DeX Station which will let users enjoy an desktop mode by connecting the phone with a monitor, mouse and keyboard. We have seen something similar in the form of HP Elite X3 but it has been really improved for this Samsung flagship.
This is the part that didn’t change much, the price tag. It’s still quite expensive and it will cost around 14200 R right after the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus release date South Africa. If you intend to buy one, you won’t have to wait for too long as it’s expected to be available sometime after April 21st, 2017.
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Samsung is planning to ditch the Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge model this year. However, the Edge display lovers will get the curved display in the as the normal version this time which means the S8 won’t show up with a flat screen. We will be getting a bigger version this time titled as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. A lot of changes are expected in design so it will be really interesting to see what the phone has to offer after the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus release date South Africa. To find out more about the phone including the Samsung Galaxy S8 South Africa price, keep reading.
It is not too difficult to guess from Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus’s name that the phone will be big. However, it’s going to be massive and bigger than even the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and will feature a 6.2-inch curved screen showing 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution and 474ppi of pixel density. It still won’t be too massive in size compared to other smartphones in this series as the extra screen will be replacing the traditional navigation keys. This screen size will lead to a weird aspect ratio: 18:5:9. There won’t be a home button as well and the phone will be 7.9mm thin. It’s expected to show up with some changes in design as well which will be interesting to see after the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus release date South Africa.
The Samsung Galaxy S series is always a safe bet when it comes to the camera. We loved the camera included in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and things are only expected to improve further in the upcoming S series phones. Dual cameras are becoming the new thing and the S8 Plus is expected to include dual 12-megapixel cameras as well. Features like 4K video capturing, dual video recording, OIS and LED flash will be included with the rear camera. The front camera will be a good 8-megapixel one as well and will be capable of dual video calls. That’s all we have learned so far. It will be easy to compare its performance with the likes of iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL after the phone is officially here. These are almost in the same pricing range as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus South Africa price.
Most of the upcoming flagship phones will be packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and it’s the same with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. This processor will be paired with 4GB of RAM which is not really a change from the S7 Edge. However, there is a change in storage size and the starting model will include 64GB of built-in storage instead of 32GB. Other notable features include: iris scanner, rear mounted fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, NFC, 3500mAh battery with fast battery charging and all the other necessary connectivity options.
This is where things might turn into a deal breaker for some people, the price tag. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will cost around 12400 R when it’s here. It might cost even more right after the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus release date South Africa which is expected sometimes after April 21, 2017.
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