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The newest phones in the Samsung Galaxy lineup has finally been revealed, and smartphone lovers can't wait to get their hands on one. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have plenty of exciting new features, along with a new screen that stretches almost all the way to the edges of the display, and a new virtual assistant named Bixby. Make no mistake, the new Samsung S8 is set to be a game changer, with innovative technology and features all in a package that's sleek, refined and feels great in the hand. If you think the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus might be your next upgrade, ask the following questions to be sure before placing your pre-order!9 Active Questions | Add a Question
Yes, MicroSD cards of up to 256 GB can be used to expand the memory on both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, in addition to the 64 GB of on-board memory.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus are available for pre-order now, or purchase on April 21, 2017. Pre-ordering may unlock some great deals, like a free Samsung Gear VR, with certain carriers, however, so you may want to take advantage of special pre-order promotions while you can!
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a screen size of 5.8 inches, while the Galaxy S8 Plus has a screen size of 6.2 inches. On both phones, the display goes almost to the edge of the front of the phone on all sides, giving you more screen area than seen on similarly-sized phones.
Features include the all-new "Infinity Display" with a barely-there bezel around the screen, force touch capability, improved selfie camera, face scanning capability, swapable battery and the new digital assistant, Bixby, among other exciting features.
Both phones are water resistant for up to 30 minutes in up to 1.5 meters of water. However, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are not completely waterproof, and could suffer damage if submerged for more than 30 minutes or at a depth greater than 1.5 meters.
The Galaxy S8 has a removable 3000mAh battery that gets up to 20 hours of talk time, 44-67 hours of MP3 playback and 12 hours of 4G internet use. The S8 Plus has a removable 3500mAh batter that gets up to 24 hours of talk time, 50-78 hours of MP3 playback and 15 hours of 4G internet use.
Retail price for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is $750, and the S8 Plus costs $850. Keep in mind that many carriers allow you to pay for your new phone in monthly installments, and many are also offering great deals and promotions on the new Samsung Galaxy phones. Check with your carrier for full pricing and payment details.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus both use Octa-Core 64-bit processors for lightning-fast performance, whether you're doing simply daily tasks or using your phone for photos, video and gaming.
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