Galaxy S8: manual reveals new features

when this evening will present the new smartphone flagships Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + Samsung may you be curious to see whether the manufacturers will present news. Too many are likely to exist according to the information that has become known in the last few weeks about the new devices. Especially since yesterday the blog Phandroid the manual for the devices has discovered that reveals more features.

 Galaxy S8: black, grey and gold (image: Samsung, Evan pale) Galaxy S8: black, grey and gold (image: Samsung, Evan pale)

however can be found most of the features mentioned also on the Smartphone generation of last year, at least if you with Android 7 operates. Then the functions referred to in “INFINITY DISPLAY” also with the Galaxy S7 respectively Galaxy S7 edge available. Because Samsung wants to provide the digital assistant Bixby also for other Galaxy smartphones, the functional specification is limited under “INTELLIGENT LIFE” probably not only on the generation of S8. After all, the area of ‘SECURITY’ offers features that are available on the previous generation not available. These relate that to unlock of the devices with the help of the built-in iris scanner and face detection. Secure folder and Samsung pass can be used, however, with the previous generation. The desktop extension DeX, with which you can connect the new devices to a monitor, will be, however, most exclusively the Galaxy-S8 smartphones available.

Samsung’s Guide to the new devices


  • always on display – view various information, such as a clock or calendar, even when the screen is off.
  • multi window – you can run two apps simultaneously without changing the screen. If you use the snap window feature, you can select area and pin it to the top of the screen and use other apps or features in the lower window.
  • edge screen – with various edge panels, you can access frequently used features quickly and easily. You can so capture at area of content and share it with others.


  • Hello Bixby – view frequently updated content, such as the weather, reminders, and alarm, in one place. Hello Bixby analyses your usage patterns and provides suggested information, apps, and functions based on your routine.
  • Bixby vision (image search) – Bixby vision is on image search feature that lets you search for relevant information conveniently. Activate Bixby vision and scan objects or locations with the camera to search for products online or nearby places. You can therefore translate detected text.
  • reminder – schedule notifications and to do items or use location reminders. You can thus create reminders from videos, images or websites to view them later.
  • Bixby (intelligent voice assistant) – Bixby is intelligent voice assistant that helps you use the device more conveniently. Press the Bixby key or say “Bixby.” Bixby will respond to you. Start a conversation by talking or typing. Bixby looking to launch a function you request or show the information you want.


  • iris recognition – The iris recognition feature uses the unique characteristics of your irises, such as their shape and patten, to strengthen the security of your device. You can use your iris data to quickly unlock your screen, verify your Samsung account, and sign into webpages, and more.
  • fingerprint recognition – A built – in capacitive sensor reads your fingerprint when you touch it from any direction. Use your fingerprint to unlock your smartphone and pay with Samsung pay.
  • face recognition – unlock the screen using facial recognition instead of drawing a pattern or entering a PIN or password.
  • secure folder – protect your private content and apps in secure folder. Photos, memos, and apps in a secure folder indicated by accessed by others. You can therefore keep your private content and apps secure by hiding secure folder when the device is unlocked.
  • Samsung pass – register your IDs and passwords for Web sites to Samsung password and verify your identity securely via your biometric data, rather than entering of your login information.


  • experience the improved camera for taking photos. You can either take clear selfies with the front camera’s smart auto focus (AF) feature and create various scenes with the various shooting modes and optimized filter.


  • Samsung pay – register your frequently used credit or debit cards to make quick and secure payments. Purchase items by simply touching your smartphone to any standard credit card reader.
  • Samsung DeX – Samsung DeX is a service that allows you to use your smartphone like a computer by connecting a smartphone to external display, such as a TV monitor. You can your smartphone’s features on a large screen conveniently by connecting to external display, keyboard, and mouse.
  • Samsung connect – connect to nearby devices, such as Bluetooth headset or other smartphones, easily and quickly. You can so control and manage TVs, home appliances, and Internet of things ( IoT ) products with your smartphone.
  • Samsung cloud – store important data such as images, videos, and apps, securely in Samsung cloud and view it on other devices.
  • Bluetooth dual audio – stream audio from one smartphone to up to two Bluetooth headset or speakers simultaneously. Device independently, allowing users to list you can adjust the volume levels for each comfortably.
  • on the external memory card (microSD card) – A micro SD card you to expand your device’s storage and lets you store more content, such as photos and videos.
  • water resistant – the Galaxy S8 meets IP68 standards to ensure that it is water resistant. Now, you can use your smartphone in wet environments. You can your smartphone freely in various situations.
  • connection with gear – you can quickly connect your smartphone and gear by using the Samsung gear app. You can answer calls, receive messages, record your walking steps, or workout, measure your heart rate, play music, and more on the gear.

idea Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +

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his new smartphone flagships Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + in New York today evening officially introduce . There is speculation that the devices as of the end of April for 799, 899 euros will be available. Thus, they would be 100 euros more expensive than their predecessors. Who is something can be patient, can count but after only two months after the launch at a discount of about 25 percent. Anyway, the forecast of the price comparison portal is which has analyzed the price development of the predecessor models S5, S6 and S7 after their release and expects a similar price history for the generation of the S8.

 Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +: US models have supposedly the model name on the back (image: Samsung, publication: Evan Blass) Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +: US models have supposedly the model designation on the rear (image: Samsung, publication: Evan Blass).

who themselves can make friends with the Galaxy models of last year, receives them currently to special favourable conditions . Some workers were paid less than 400 euros for a new Galaxy S7. You will find the larger edge of S7 with a little luck from about 460 euros. A decline shortly before the introduction of a new variant of the Galaxy is not uncommon. This is repeated every year: retailers reduce prices to make room for the new goods. Currently, the cheapest deals however are not dealers, but from individuals. You can find appropriate listings such as eBay classifieds.

the devices are usually from the Samsung discount promotion for SUHD TV. Customers received free when purchasing certain Samsung TVs a S7 of the Galaxy or a Galaxy S7 edge. The “Super deal”action ran from mid to end of February. Up to 12.3, the buyers had time to register, to get to a free Galaxy S7 or S7 edge from Samsung. Obviously, but not all customers have a Galaxy-S7 Smartphone needed so that they offer it for sale.

the prices for these units are slightly lower than those of dealers. You must pay typically 400 euros for the Galaxy S7. The larger model Galaxy S7 edge is 60 to 70 euros more expensive. At online retailers, the Galaxy smartphones cost each about 40 to 50 euro more.

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technical data: Galaxy S7/edge compared to Galaxy S8/edge (* rumors)

Galaxy S7 Galaxy S8 * Galaxy S7 edge Galaxy S8 + *
display 5.1 inch 5.8 inch 5.5 inches resolution of 6.2 inches
1440 x 2560 QHD 1440 x 2960 QHD + 1440 x 2560 QHD 1440 x 2960 QHD +
format 16:9 18.5: 9 16:9 18.5: 9
Amoled Amoled Amoled Amoled
CPU Exynos 8 (8890) Exynos 9 (8895) Exynos 8 (8890) Exynos 9 (8895)
GPU Mali T880 Mali-G71 Mali-T880 Mali G71
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB
store 32 GB 64 GB 32 GB 64 GB
battery pack 3000 mAh, 11.55 WH 3000 mAh , 11.55 WH 3600 mAh, 13.86 WH 3500 mAh, 13.48 WH
camera 12 megapixel 12 megapixel 12 megapixel 12 megapixel
front camera 5 megapixel 8 megapixel 5 megapixel aperture 8 megapixel
f/1.7 f/1.7 f/1.7 f/1.7
yes yes yes yes
Iris Scanners no yes no yes
connecting microUSB microUSB USB-C USB-C
dimensions in mm 142,4 x 69.6 x 7.9 148,9 x 68.1 x 8.0 150,9 x 72.6 x 7,7 K.a.. [] Weight in grams
152 151 157 K.a..
price at introduction to Euro 699 799 799 899

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