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Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 phone has been designed to offer more screen and less bezel with its Infinity Display. Because the screen replaces areas where the bezel had been on previous models, it is now a taller 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The 5.8" AMOLED screen is capable of Quad HD+ at 570ppi. Samsung has also replaced the physical navigation keys with virtual ones that appear on the display.

Since the physical button was removed, the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back of the phone next to the camera's flash. That's not the only way to authenticate yourself, however — You can use the iris scanning or the new facial recognition just by holding up the phone as if you were taking a selfie.

The 8MP selfie camera on the front of the phone has Smart Auto Focus that will track faces, in addition to enhanced multi-frame image processing. The rear camera is 12MP with a bright F1.7 lens and large 1.4µm pixels. It's also capable of recording 4K video. Samsung also did away with the camera bump on the back, so the back of the phone is smooth and even.

With the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung is introducing a new digital assistant called Bixby. You can use voice, text, or touch to interact with Bixby. It can even search for things that you point the camera at. Samsung has included a physical button on the side of the phone to activate Bixby.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 has a new 10nm Octa-core 64 bit processor, and Samsung says its power consumption is down 20%. It's Gigabit LTE and Gigabit Wi-Fi ready. It is also water and dust resistant with an IP68 rating, meaning it's water resistant up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, and Maple Gold.

- Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S8 (samsung.com)