Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung announces Galaxy S8 and S8+

One of the most highly-anticipated smartphones of 2017 has been unveiled, with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The handset breaks from the previous-generation design, instead incorporating a near bezel-less layout.

There are two version of the smartphone – the standard Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

Both devices come with curved displays. This is in contrast to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S7, which only offered curved screens with the Edge variant of the devices.

The screens on Samsung’s 2017 flagships are not identical, though. While the Samsung Galaxy S8 offers a 5.8-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes with a larger 6.2-inch screen.

Samsung is using its Super AMOLED panels on the devices, with both handsets featuring 1440 x 2960 displays.

The smartphones offer edge-to-edge screens, with the displays wrapping around the sides of the devices. There are small bezels to be found along the top and bottom of the screens, although these take up much less space than on previous Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

It is possible to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ from today. Those who do so will received their handsets up to eight days before the official release date, which is 28 April.