Samsung finally unveiled its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, earlier today despite a torrent of leaks in the weeks leading up to the launch. The device will launch in two Quad HD display configurations – 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch (Galaxy S8+) with slightly strange 18.5:9 aspect ratio, which means it will be longer and thinner, much like the LG G6.
The big change in terms of design, is the removal of the physical home button, which means the ‘infinity display’ as Samsung calls it now takes up pretty much the whole of the front face. Bezels are at a minimum with the Galaxy S8 sporting a screen-to-display ratio of 83%. While the physical home button may have been removed, Samsung does include an always-on home button that can be ‘pressed’ at any time through the use of force touch technology.
As you would expect, the Galaxy S8 has launched with cutting edge tech including Snapdragon 835 chipset (in some regions), 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage and a 3000mAh battery (3500mAh for the Galaxy S8+).
So, now that you have seen what Samsung has brought to the table with the Galaxy S8, will you be picking one up? Or do you stand by the Xperia XZ Premium/Xperia XZs as your next purchase? We’d love to hear from you, particularly if you are switching away from a Sony Xperia device, to understand why you are moving.