Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Specifications, Price, Release Date and Pre-order Details

In just some few hours from now, Samsung announced its 2017 flagship device from the Galaxy S series. which is the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Just like any other devices coming from the brand, it is definitely one you can ever dream of having. But hey! before you get all stocked up in the euphoria of this device, it is better you check your pocket size, because this device is definitely made for high end users. Going through the specifications and expectations, you will agree with me that it worth the price tag placed on it. In case you missed it, let me give you a rundown of what you are expected to see in this post; you will get to see the Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications, price, the release date and pre-order details.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus Specifications, Price and Release Date


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Samsung Galaxy S8 Officially Announced (Watch Video)

Just like i said from the start, the 2017 flagship device was officially announced by the brand itself just yesterday, watch the video below to get you glued to this amazing device.



Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications and Features


  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE


  • Announced: 2017, March
  • Status:           Coming soon. Expected release date – 2017, April 21st


  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 155 g (5.47 oz)
  • Build: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes


  • Type:  Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size:   5.8 inches (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection:   Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 3D Touch (home button only)
  • Always-on display
  • TouchWiz UI


  • OS:  Android OS, v7.0
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – US model Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
  • CPU:  Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – US model Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) – EMEA
  • GPU:  Adreno 540 – US model


  • Card slot:  microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
  • Internal:  64 GB, 4 GB RAM


  • Primary: 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
  • Features:  1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
  • Video:  2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
  • Secondary:  8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, dual video call, Auto HDR


  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker:  Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack:  Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


  • WLAN:  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth:  v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
  • NFC:   Yes
  • Radio: No
  • USB:  v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


  • Sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
  • Messaging:  SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Java: No
  • Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
  • Fast battery charging
  • Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
  • ANT+ support
  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document editor


  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery


  • Colours         : Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
  • SAR EU         0.32 W/kg (head)     1.27 W/kg (body)
  • Price group  : 9/10

Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date 

After the official announcement, Samsung confirmed that the release date of the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be on the 21st April, 2017 for the United States and on the 28th of April, 2017, for the rest of the world (including the United Kingdom). Thought they have not given specific information yet on territories such as Australia.


Samsung Galaxy S8 Price and Pre-order Details

With the price tag placed on it, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is definitely one of the most expensive smartphones you can find in the market today. The SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S8 price is $720 in the United States, £689.99 in the United Kingdom and CAD 1034 in Canada. For this price, you will be getting more storage than before, as the phone will be coming with a whooping 64GB internal storage unlike the 32GB of last year devices.

If you reside in the United sates or the United Kingdom, you can easily preorder the Samsung Galaxy S8 from today (March 30, 2017) and you will get it delivered to your door step after the release date. The full pre-order details can be captured n the image below.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Price and Preorder Details

Updated on 29th August 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Price in India is Rs. 65,900


    1. Stuart Phillips April 2, 2017

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