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Samsung Galaxy S8
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Network, supported bands and technologies
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - G930F
4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700)LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - G930F
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat16 1024/150 MbpsHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps
GPRSYesYes
EDGEYesYes
  TD-SCDMA
Release date
First presented2017, March 2016, February
StatusSoon to arrive. Exp. release 2017, April 21stAvailable. Released 2016, March
Size and Dimensions
Measurements148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in)142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)
Weight155 g (5.47 oz)152 g (5.36 oz)
DesignCorning Gorilla Glass 5 back panelCorning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 - Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)- IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)- IP68 certified - resistable to water and dust from 1,5 meter and higher for 30 minutes
Display (type and size)
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.8 inches 5.1 inches
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels 1440 x 2560 pixels
MultitouchYesYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 4
 - 3D Touch (home button only)- Always-on display- TouchWiz UI- Always-on display- TouchWiz UI
System and processor information
OSAndroid OS, v7.0Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - US modelExynos 8895 Octa - EMEAQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820Exynos 8890 Octa
Central processing unitOcta-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - US modelOcta-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz) - EMEADual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz KryoQuad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics processing unitAdreno 540 - US modelAdreno 530Mali-T880 MP12
Memory bank
Slot for memory cardmicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM modelmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM modelmicroSD, up to 200 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
Built-in 4 GB RAM 64 GB 4 GB RAM 32/64 GB
Camera
Primary12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, quality control
Features1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 ľm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, quick tap focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama1/2.6" sensor size, 1.4 ľm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, quick tap focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec., quality control
Secondary8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, dual video call, Auto HDR5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
Sound
Different alarm typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Main speaker
3.5mm jack
 - 24-bit/192kHz audio- noise cancellation feature- 24-bit/192kHz audio
Communication
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP, LE, aptXv4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFCYesYes
RadioNo No
USBv3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connectormicroUSB v2.0, USB Host
Features
SensorsIris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometer, heart rate monitor, SpO2Fingerprint recognition, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometer, heart rate monitor, SpO2
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IMSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5 HTML5
JavaNoNo
 - Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)- quick battery charge- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)- ANT+ support- S-Voice dictation and cammands recognition- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player- Photo/video editor- Document editor- quick battery charge: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)- Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) - market dependent- ANT+ support- S-Voice dictation and cammands recognition- OneDrive (115 GB online storage)- noise cancellation feature- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player- Photo/video editor- Document editor
Battery
 Built-in Li-Ion 3000 mAh batteryBuilt-in Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Talk timeUp to 22 h (3G)
Music playerUp to 62 h
Other
ColorsMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple GoldBlack, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold