THE WAITING is over as the much awaited Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ hit the South African market on Friday May 5 2017.
Yes, hard lessons have been learnt by the Korean company following the controversial banning of the Galaxy Note 7, last year.
These latest designs are available with either a 5.8-inch or 6.2-inch display and come with an upgraded 8MP F1.7 front camera, complete with smart autofocus.
In addition, there is a 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera, delivering enhanced multi-frame image processing, for sharper photos, even in low-light environments.
“The phone is also water and dust resistant, making it ideal for South Africans, as we tend to spend a lot of time outdoors. This means users have the freedom to explore, stay connected and capture their adventures,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa.
“We’ve learnt the hard way with Galaxy Note 7, and load of work and investigation was put behind these latest innovations,” he told DJ Fresh on Metro FM, during breakfast show.
Since security is of paramount importance, both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with enhanced biometric capabilities, including an advanced iris scanner and facial recognition technology, as well as the advanced Samsung KNOX platform.
The upgraded specs of the two phones offer both increased performance and efficiency thanks to the industry’s first 10nm processor, Gigabit LTE and Gigabit Wi-Fi compatibility and the first officially designated Mobile HDR Premium screen.
“The launch of the Galaxy S8 is complimented by an expanded ecosystem that features impressive new services and devices, including: Bixby, the Galaxy S8’s intelligent new interface; Samsung DeX, which provides a desktop-like experience for the Galaxy S8; intuitive IoT device management via Samsung Connect; expanded healthcare solutions through Samsung Health; and so much more.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are designed to allow users to see and experience more than ever before and to do so safely and securely, while at the same time enabling consumers to project an image of stylish simplicity,” concludes Fleischer.
The phones come with rich colour palettes, including Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Maple Gold.
Several more colours will be launched later in the year.
The Galaxy S8 will retail at a R15 499 and the Galaxy S8+ R17 499, respectively.