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Samsung Galaxy S8 Price in Nigeria

Samsung Galaxy S8  is the latest iteration of the Galaxy S series , Successor to Galaxy S7 , and Samsung’s 2017 flagship device.  Following the disastrous outing of the Galaxy Note 7 , the Galaxy S8 presented one more chance for Samsung to get it right and produce the iPhone 7 Killer.

The Galaxy S8 features a 5.8 inch AMOLED display with a high pixel density of 570 PPI, 83.6% screen-to-body ratio with corning gorilla glass 5 protection. Perhaps the most visible change on the Galaxy S8 is the absence of the physical home button which has been replaced with on-screen navigation.

Galaxy S8 is available in the standard version and the Galaxy S8 Plus which has a bigger screen and higher pixel density. Here’s everything you need to know.

 

 

About The Galaxy S Series

Product History : The Galaxy S Series is Samsung’s answer to the competition and their best smartphone for the year. The first Galaxy S smartphone was announced in March 2010 and there’ve been 7 other devices since then.

About The Samsung Galaxy S8

  • Launch Date : Announced March 2017.
  • Product Line : “Galaxy S Series”
  • Major Improvements : Elegant design , Camera features , Android 7.0 , Improved Battery
  • Price  : $720 (Above #275,000)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications

 

 

Here are Samsung Galaxy S8 specs , which features a 5.8 inch display , 4GB RAM , 64GB internal storage , 3000mAh battery and Android 7.0 operating system.

  • SIM Type: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • 3G Network : HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network : LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700)
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat + Grace UX
  • Display: 5.8 inches AMOLED display (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio) , 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density)
  • Protection :  Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Dimension : 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in)
  • Build : Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
  • Weight : 155 g
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral ‘s Blue, Maple Gold
  • Processor Type: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Graphics Processor : Adreno 540
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model and up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
  • Back Camera :  12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
  • Front Camera : 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, [email protected], dual video call, Auto HDR
  • Camera 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 Recording :[email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec.
  • Security : Fingerprint , Iris Scanner
  • Sensors : Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
  • USB : v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • NFC : Yes
  • Bluetooth : v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
  • Battery: 3000mAh (non-removable) with wireless charging
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specifications

 

 

  • SIM Type: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • 3G Network : HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network : LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700)
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat + Grace UX
  • Display: 6.2 inches (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio) with 1440 x 2960 pixels (~529 ppi pixel density)
  • Protection :  Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Dimension : 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
  • Build : Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
  • Weight : 173 g
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
  • Processor Type: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Graphics Processor : Adreno 540
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model and up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
  • Back Camera :  12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
  • Front Camera : 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, [email protected], dual video call, Auto HDR
  • Camera 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 Recording :[email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec.
  • Security : Fingerprint , Iris Scanner
  • Sensors : Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
  • USB : v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • NFC : Yes
  • Bluetooth : v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
  • Battery: 3500mAh (non-removable) with wireless charging
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DESIGN :

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most elegant , best-looking handset in the world , thanks to its partial design overhaul which sees the removal of Samsung’s traditional “Home” button and the birth of on-screen navigation.

However , removal of Home button means the fingerprint scanner is now located at the back which , to be honest , is a more convenient spot for most android users.

 

 

If you take notice , the Samsung S8  & S8 plus looks longer than the predecessors and this is due to their new 18.2:9 aspect ratios which provides better, more immersive video experience and also more space for staking apps.

The Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8 inches AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and an incredible pixel density of 570 ppi. On the other hand , the Galaxy S8 plus is a bigger device thanks to its 6.2 inches display , 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution and 529 ppi density.

Both handsets features Samsung’s popular EDGE display , have narrow bezels and a screen-to-body ratio of ~83%. The device is protected by corning gorilla 5 which provides durability.

 

OS & PROCESSING POWER :

In terms of hardware , the Galaxy S8 & S8+ uses the new Qualcomm Octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor which is energy-efficient and more powerful than any other processors on the market. Both smartphones come 4GB RAM , 64GB Internal storage with an option to expand using SD card of up to 256GB.

Packing powerful performance and connectivity, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature the industry’s first 10nm processor, enabling heightened speed and efficiency. It is also gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi ready with support for up to 1 Gbps so users can quickly download files, regardless of the file size.

For those who don’t know , Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset  is engineered to deliver exceptionally long battery life, lifelike VR and AR experiences, cutting-edge camera capabilities and Gigabit Class download speeds. It is 35% smaller (In size) and uses 25% less power than previous designs.

The Galaxy S8 & S8+ runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Grace UX , Samsung’s custom user interface.

CAMERA :

With Camera being on of the strongest point of Samsung Galaxy Series , the Galaxy S8 comes with 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture similar to that of the S7. However , the S8 uses the new Sony IMX333 sensor which provides great uplift to the overall camera performance. The front camera features 8MP sensor for selfies an HD Video calling.

BATTERY :

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 3000mAh battery while the Galaxy S8 plus has a bigger battery capacity of 3500mAh. Both smartphones support quick charge and wireless charging.

 

The Interesting Features Of Galaxy S8

Enough of the specs , Let’s talk about the features.

There are 2 interesting features of the Galaxy S8 ; Bixby & Samsung DeX. More details below :

SAMSUNG BIXBY :

Bixby is a new ai-powered personal assistant for your everyday life , just like Apple’s Siri , Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. According to Samsung :

Bixby is an intelligent interface that will help users get more out of their phone. With the new Bixby button, you will be able to conveniently access Bixby and navigate through services and apps with simple voice, touch and text commands.

Bixby’s Voice function will integrate with several Samsung native apps and features including Camera, Contacts, Gallery, Messages and Settings, with the plan to expand its capabilities to include more Samsung and third-party apps in the near future

One interesting feature of Bixby ability to take a picture of something, say, a dog , and have Bixby fill you in on all the information and history about it.

Watch Samsung Bixby personal assistant in action :

 

 

SAMSUNG DeX :

Samsung DeX basically turns your Galaxy S8 to a desktop PC. It is a medium through which you can link your Galaxy S8 to a HDTV or monitor and turn the monitor into a desktop PC of sorts.

 

DeX is designed to make the Galaxy S8 more productive and with it , you can you have access to all your phone’s apps and notifications on a big screen. The DEX Station features 2 USB 2.0 ports, ethernet, HDMI and USB Type C.

Watch Samsung DeX in action :

 

Want Samsung DeX? It’ld cost you $149.99 , and you can get it on Samsung’s website.

 

Samsung Galaxy S8 Price In Nigeria

The Galaxy S8 will hit the global market on April 21st , 2017 at a starting price of $750 which makes it slightly expensive than the S7. Samsung galaxy s8 price in Nigeria depends on the dollar exchange rate , but expect to pay nothing less than #275,000. The Galaxy S8 will be available in Nigeria May 2017.

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Now over to you , ywhat do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S8 & Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus ? Let’s have your comments

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2 Comments

  • Honestly, i don’t doubt the capabilities of these phone but battery has been one thing that samsung failed to look into, allowing MTK phones like Gionee, Tecno and the likes to win the Nigerian market. Yes at Vik you are right, unless Samsung improves their battery, i don’t see this phone succeeding in Nigeria. Nice Blog by the way. Keep it up

  • Samsung needs to look into battery life.
    Android is not battery friendly and so they should have 4000mah at least in this beast.
    I can’t buy any phone with less than 4000mah. Its one of the reason I sold my s6 edge.

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