Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to Kick off a New Mobile Experience

Apr 26. 2017

Deliver an Innovative Infinity Display without Limits

Uplift Productivity through DeX Extension

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Hong Kong – April 26, 2017 Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. today introduces the new flagship smartphones – Galaxy S8 and S8+ that push the boundaries of traditional smartphones with its seamless hardware design and a variety of new service offerings, opening up another mobile experience for users. Galaxy S8 and S8+ lead users to a whole new world of mobile phones. The Infinity Display brings a true-to-life viewing experience to users. The brand new Bixby intelligent interface serves as a personal assistant, allowing them to operate the new flagships at ease. In addition, the latest Samsung DeX enables users to extend the smartphone to a desktop environment, uplifting productivity.

 

“Putting users’ safety at the top priority, Samsung also devotes itself to introduce ground-breaking innovations to users, in terms of design and function, to make their lives more convenient with the latest technologies,” said Yiyin Zhao, the Vice President and Head of Information Technology and Mobile Communication Business for Samsung Electronics H.K. Co., Ltd. “Not only representing a smartphone, Galaxy S8 and S8+ are devices that inspire and realize a galaxy of possibilities. As a leader of information technology around the globe, Samsung not merely determines to create a series of premium smart devices, but more importantly to pave the way for a better living for the next generation, and to make more dreams come true.”

 

Wide Display and Comfortable Grip

Galaxy S8 and S8+ deploy Infinity Display and ultra-thin bezel design. Available in 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+, the display is 18% larger than the previous edition, enabling users to read mobile contents relaxingly. All black front, symmetric metal sides, as well as the rounded edge display, all form a perfect harmony together, adding the edgy and stylish feel to the phones. The most ergonomic design and less camera protrusion provide users with comfortable grip.

 

Both phones are replaced by pressure sensor and soft key in Home page. All the sensors are arranged within the slim bezel, so the whole screen can be used for content-displaying, letting users enjoy a more superb viewing experience. Deploying a new aspect ratio of 18.5:9, the extended screen space taken up around 80% of the front body of Galaxy S8 series, is used for image display, together with AKG sound-tuning technology that offers immersive surrounding sound effects to users, creating a complete cinematic experience. The full wide display allows users to open several applications at one time even when they are browsing different applications and websites. Users can still do texting while watching videos. They would only need to select the application in use and pin it on the top of the screen, then they are able to use other applications at the bottom and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

 

Outstanding Galaxy Foundation and Powerful Performance

Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the first batch of smartphones deploying 10nm processor in the world. Compared to previous Samsung’s flagships, the performance of CPU processor has been uplifted by 26%, while the GPU performance has been enhanced by 21%. Galaxy S8+ (128GB) even supports 6GB RAM in Hong Kong, providing users a faster and smoother multimedia and gaming experience. Despite of the enhanced performance, Galaxy S8 series consumes 20% less battery than before, proving its high battery efficiency. 

 

Galaxy S8 and S8+ are equipped with powerful cameras. Their front camera has a high resolution of 8 megapixels and F1.7 wide aperture, enabling users to take clear and fine selfie photos. With addition of brand new Smart Auto Focus function and face detection, the front camera can track faces and focus speedily, so that users can take clear and crisp selfies even at a moderate distance.

 

The new flagship series features IP68-rated[1] water and dust resistance, users do not have to worry about spilling water over their phones accidentally. Galaxy S8 and S8+ can be immersed under 1.5m water for at most 30 minutes as well as completely protected from dust, users can always use them without worries.

 

Galaxy S8 and S8+ are able to support micoSD card up to 256GB. Together with hybrid slot, users can choose to use memory card or dual SIM cards which is convenient for users who have more than single phone number.

 

Advanced Authentication to Unlock the Phone in Seconds

Galaxy S8 and S8+are equipped with various biometric authentication. On top of fingerprint scanner, both phones provide iris scanner authentication[2] to users. Humans’ iris stays unchanged since 18 months old. Even for identical twins, they will have difference iris patterns. Iris authentication is almost impossible to counterfeit and thus this can greatly uplift the phone security. Also, it only requires one time trial to register which is quicker and more convenient than fingerprint registration. Without requiring any physical contact, users can unlock the phone once the screen is turned on. Furthermore, it can support Samsung Pay[3] mobile payment, bringing greater convenience to users’ daily lives. Beside of iris scanner authentication, Galaxy S8 and S8+ also offer facial recognition that is the quickest way to unlock one’s phone.

 

Bixby AI Interface to Offer Various Assistances to Life

Bixby is the brand new Samsung intelligent interface to assist users on operating different types of functions in a more flexible way, serving as a tailor-made personal assistant. With image-based searching function of Bixby Vision, users can instantly attain various information, bringing assistance and convenience to users’ daily life; meanwhile broadening their world visions. Functions are as follows:

Wine: By scanning product tags of liquors, it provides place of origin, harvest year and such
Place: To search and provide information for renowned landmarks and nearby restaurants and cafes
Image: Through analyzing photos in Gallery, information from the Internet and images[4] taken by cameras, it searches similar images and provides different kinds of information to users
Contact/Extract/Translation: To enter business card’s information onto contacts; translate foreign languages
Code Reader: To scan QR code

 

Bixby Home provides a centralized management page to let users view all mobile contents at one place and directly link to different favorite applications[5]. Users only have to swipe right on the Home page to launch it. Users’ favorite applications will be organized according to Time, Place, and Occasion order, setting up a custom made interface that is more convenient for users’ daily life.

 

Expand Working Space as an Ultimate Productivity Environment

Samsung announces DeX mobile working station at the same time. Through the handy DeX portable station, users can extend the working space to desktops, so they will find it easier to handle multiple tasks on a wider screen and to enhance one’s productivity as a result.

• Multi-tasking: Users can work on several tasks through multiple windows. From online shopping to managing personal blogs, users can handle multiple tasks at ease. It is also easier for users to take snaps for daily life and upload to social media platforms anytime, anywhere.
• Viewing multimedia content: Users can sit back and relax while reading mobile contents or enjoying multimedia entertainment on a wider screen.
• Uplifting productivity: To handle different kinds of paperwork with the aid of keyboard and mouse.
• Virtual PC support: Users are able to use virtual PC anywhere without security concern.

 

DeX station has multiple ports; an installed cooling fan with a 360-degree coverage from edge to center for prevents the device from overheating.

 

Samsung Galaxy Apps Special Offers

Samsung Galaxy Apps store offers a wider range of special application offers and rewards, letting users to enjoy a complete different entertainment experience with their Galaxy S8 or S8+!

 

By launching the preset Samsung Galaxy Apps store, users can easily download and enjoy various kinds of offers prepared by Samsung.

HBX discounts for online shopping: HBX is one of the top ten most popular online shopping platforms in Hong Kong, digging the trendiest and premium clothing and footwear from over 200 fashion brands. All Galaxy S8 and S8+ users can download HBX app through Galaxy Apps and enjoy a 20% off discount for all official price items by utilising Galaxy S8 series smartphone and a specific discount code; or to enjoy an extra 10% off for specific items on sale. If the one-time purchase is over HKD1,000, users can enjoy a free local delivery. Promotion period lasts from May 25, 2017 till July 31, 2017. The above offer is not applicable to marketplace’s products, printing products, new arrivals and some specific items.

Camera360 exclusive motion stickers: Camera360 is one of top ten most popular camera applications in Hong Kong that offers motion photos, motion stickers and feature filters. All Galaxy S8 and S8+ users can download Camera360 app through Galaxy Apps and exclusively get 15 types of motion stickers, adding more fun to their photo-taking experience and pouring in more personalized style in the photographs. Promotion period lasts from May 25, 2017 till July 31, 2017.

Exclusive themes: Samsung partners with a local popular street artist Smile Maker to create exclusive themes with Hong Kong unique characteristics, allowing users to customize their phones’ interfaces. All Galaxy S8 and S8+ users can download the themes from Samsung theme store and enjoy feature themes of Hong Kong Island, Tsim Sha Tsui and Lantau Island. Effective date of the above themes starts from May 25, 2017 until December 31, 2018. 

 

All the above offers are valid in Hong Kong only. Please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk/s8offer/ for more details.

 

18.5:9 bezel-less audio and video entertainment: Samsung partners with some renowned audio and video entertainment applications to echo the trend of using 18.5:9 ratio in multimedia experience, including: YouTube - the pioneer community application brings about video entertainment and has a user base exceeding 1 billion -; Amazon Prime Video - one of the most popular applications broadcasting foreign drama series and films; hmvod - one of the hottest video and audio applications in Hong Kong and overseas; clickplay - a local cross-media film application; Now News – 24-hour live - 24-hour live broadcast news application that cannot be missed out by locals, etc.. Beside of audio and video applications, 18.5:9 full screen display is also a bonus for users to play video games, allowing users to enjoy an immersive gaming experience.

 

Special Offer

“Accidental Screen Damage Cover” Plan: All Galaxy S8 and S8+ purchases between May 25 and June 16, 2017 will be entitled to a 12-month of “Accidental Screen Damage Cover” plan.

• Customers only have to pay HKD300 fee for replacing accidental broken screens within 12-month of the purchase date. Offer valid in Hong Kong only.

 

Availability and Suggested Retail Price

Samsung Galaxy S8+, S8 and DeX station will be available on the following date with the suggested retail price as follows:

Model

Color

Available Date

Suggested Retail Price

Galaxy S8+ (6GB RAM, Dual SIM 128GB)(only available in Hong Kong, China and Korea)

Orchid Gray, Midnight Black, Coral Blue

May 25

HKD 6,998

Galaxy S8+ (4GB RAM, Dual SIM 64GB)

Orchid Gray, Midnight Black, Coral Blue

May 25

HKD 6,398

Galaxy S8 (Dual SIM 64GB)

Orchid Gray, Maple Gold

May 25

HKD 5,698

DeX station (with charger)

Black

End of May

HKD 1,098

 

Galaxy S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Dual SIM: 64GB/128GB) Specifications:

Special Features

Stunning design of 18.5:9 infinity display:

·         6.2” Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Display ( 2960 x 1440, 529ppi)**

·         Cinematic view and enhance multi-tasking

·         Comfortable single-handed grip

Worry Free design:

·         Expandable Memory: microSDTM (up to 256GB)

·         Dust & Water Resistance: IP68 (1.5M water for 30 mins)^

·         Support 4G & 3G in Hong Kong & China (6 mode)++

·         Dual-SIM Dual-Standby^^

·         Reversible USB Type-C

Advanced Security System:

·         Support Iris Scanner ###

·         Support Samsung Pay##

Auto focus for crisp & Clear selfies:

·         Front camera: 8MP smart autofocus selfie

·         Rear Camera: Support Dual Pixel photodiode sensor with faster auto focus

·         Large pixel size and lens (F1.7)

A new way to interact with your phone: Bixby

·         Bixby Vision: Recognize object of photo link to wine/translate/tourist/information

·         Bixby Reminder: Get notified when and where you need then

Best Efficiency Performance:

·         10nm processor for superior performance & power efficiency

·         64-bit processor with 64bit OS optimization

·         Powerful GPU& LPDDR4 RAM

New connected experience:

·         Samsung DeX: Real Desktop Experience ▲▲▲▲

Wired & wireless fast charging:

·         3,500 mAh long lasting battery

·         Wired fast charging▲▲

·         Wireless fast charging▲▲

Operating Platform***

Android 7.0

Band^^++

4G FDD-LTE: B1(2100),B2(1900),B3(1800),B4(AWS),B5(850),B7(2600),B8(900),B12(700),B13(700),B17(700),B18(800),B19(800),B20(800),B25(1900),B26(800),B28(700)

4G TDD-LTE: B38(2600),B39(1900),B40(2300),B41(2500)

3G WCDMA: B1(2100),B2(1900),B5(850),B8(900)

3G TD-SCDMA: B34(2010),B39(1880)

3G CDMA: BC0(800)

2G GSM: GSM850,GSM900,DCS1800,PCS1900

2G CDMA: CDMA800

Dimension

159.5 (L) x 73.4 (W) x 8.1 (D) mm

Weight

173g

Display**

6.2" (158.1mm , full rectangle) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED

6.1" (154.5mm , rounded corners) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED

Processor

Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad)

Memory

64GB version Storage: 64GB, UFS 2.1 (RAM: 4GB LPDDR4)

128GB version: Storage: 128GB, UFS 2.1 (RAM: 6GB LPDDR4)

Support microSDTM (up to 256GB)

Color+

64GB/128GB version: Orchid Gray, Midnight Black, Coral Blue

Battery*

64GB/128GB version: 3,500mAh

Camera

Rear Camera: Dual Pixel 12 Mega-pixel Camera with Smart OIS

·         Power LED Flash

Front Camera: 8 Mega-pixel with F1.7

·         Wide Selfie mode

Video Recording and Playback

·         UHD(4K): 3840 x 2160 pixel (30fps)

·         Recording mode: Slow motion, Hyperlapse

Music Player

·         Ultra High Quality Audio: ~192KHz, 32 bit (FLAC, WAV)

·         SoundAliveTM Sound Effect (Samsung Proprietary Technology)

Audio / Video Play Format

·         Video Play Format: MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM

·         Audio Play Format: MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB,FLAC,MID,MIDI,XMF,MXMF,IMY,RTTTL,RTX,OTA,DFF,DSF

Internet Tool

·         GoogleTM (Chrome, Gmail, Google, , Maps, Play Movies & TV , Drive, YouTubeTM ,Photos, , Voice Search, Duo)

·         Exchange Active SyncTM (Email, Contacts, Calendar)

·         Samsung Galaxy Apps

Sensor

Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor

Dust & Water

Resistance [IP68]^

·         IP6X: Dust resistant

·         IPX8: Water resistant up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes

 

Connectivity

Data Transfer^^

·         LTE Cat 11:600 Mbps / 75 Mbps

·         DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / 3G / EDGE / GPRS

Wi-Fi

·         IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024-QAM

·         Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth®#

v5.0 LE up to 2Mbps(A2DP,AVRCP,DI,HFP,HID,HOGP,HSP,MAP,OPP,PAN,PBAP)

Data Connectivity

USB Type-C

Wireless Connectivity

·         NFC

·         GPS (Support A-GPS),GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo Δ

** Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.2” in the full rectangle and 6.1” with accounting for the rounded corners

* Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

▲▲▲▲ It must be charged by dedicated Samsung Charger and Battery.

**++ It must be used by dedicated Samsung accessory (DeX)

***Please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/ for latest Operating Platform

^  Please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/ for the Dust and Water Resistance lP68 level

^^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.

++ Support 4G Network in HK and China: FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE; 3G Network in HK: WCDMA; 3G Network in China: TD-SCDMA and WCDMA and CDMA. Subject to local network, data and messaging services. If one of the SIM Card is using 4G or 3G Band, the another SIM Card supports 3G or 2G band only, vice versa. Users can choose 4G or 3G network with either SIM 1 or SIM 2 without changing the SIM card ^^

Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.

+ For reference only, please check with our staff for details.

Δ GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

### Iris Scanner might not work properly due to environment factors

##The use of Samsung Pay in each place is subject to the laws and regulations of the service territory and any other rules determined by the relevant merchant, payment processor, payment network, regulator, and government authority. You should check the service availability for your region before use of Samsung Pay.

Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 (Dual SIM: 64GB) Specifications:

Special Features

Stunning design of 18.5:9 infinity display:

·         5.8”Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Display (2960 x 1440, 570ppi)**

·         Cinematic view and enhanced multi-tasking

·         Comfortable single-handed grip

Worry Free design:

·         Expandable Memory: microSDTM (up to 256GB)

·         Dust & Water Resistance: IP68 (1.5M water for 30 mins)^

·         Support 4G & 3G in Hong Kong & China (6 mode)++

·         Dual-SIM Dual-Standby^^

·         Reversible USB Type-C

Advanced Security System:

·         Support Iris Scanner###

·         Support Samsung Pay##

Fast auto focus for crisp & Clear selfies:

·         Front Camera: 8MP smart autofocus selfie

·         Rear Camera: Support Dual Pixel photodiode sensor with faster auto focus

·         Large pixel size and bright lens (F1.7)

A new way to interact with your phone: Bixby

·         Bixby Vision: Recognize object of photo link to wine/translate/tourist/information

·         Bixby Reminder: Get notified when and where you need then

Best Efficiency Performance:

·         10nm processor for superior performance & power efficiency

·         64-bit processor with 64bit OS optimization

·         Powerful GPU & LPDDR4 RAM

New connected experience:

·         Samsung DeX: Real Desktop Experience▲▲▲▲ 

Wired & wireless fast charging:

·         3,000 mAh long lasting battery

·         Wired fast charging▲▲

·         Wireless fast charging▲▲

Operating Platform***

Android 7.0

Band^^++

4G FDD-LTE: B1(2100),B2(1900),B3(1800),B4(AWS),B5(850),B7(2600),B8(900),B12(700),B13(700),B17(700),B18(800),B19(800),B20(800),B25(1900),B26(800),B28(700)

4G TDD-LTE: B38(2600),B39(1900),B40(2300),B41(2500)

3G WCDMA: B1(2100),B2(1900),B5(850),B8(900)

3G TD-SCDMA: B34(2010),B39(1880)

3G CDMA: BC0(800)

2G GSM: GSM850,GSM900,DCS1800,PCS1900

2G CDMA: CDMA800

Dimension

148.9 (L) x 68.1(W) x 8 (D) mm

Weight

64GB version: 155g

Display**

5.8" (146.5mm, full rectangle) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED

5.6" (143.3mm, rounded corners) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED

Processor

Octa-Core, 2.35GHz Quad+ 1.9GHzQuad

Memory

64GB version Storage: 64GB, UFS 2.1 (RAM: 4GB LPDDR4)

Support microSDTM (up to 256GB)

Color+

64GB: Orchid Gray, Maple Gold

Battery*

64GB: 3,000mAh

Camera

Rear Camera: Dual Pixel12 Mega-pixel Camera with Smart OIS

·         Power LED Flash

Front Camera: 8Mega-pixel with F1.7

·         Wide Selfie mode

Video Recording and Playback

·         UHD(4K): 3840 x 2160 pixel (30fps)

·         Recording mode: Slow motion, Hyperlapse

Music Player

·         Ultra High Quality Audio: ~192KHz, 32bit (FLAC, WAV)

·         SoundAliveTM Sound Effect (Samsung Proprietary Technology)

Audio / Video Play Format

·         Video Play Format: MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM

·         Audio Play Format: MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB,FLAC,MID,MIDI,XMF,MXMF,IMY,RTTTL,RTX,OTA, DFF, DSF

Internet Tool

·         GoogleTM(Chrome, Gmail, Google, , Maps, Play Movies & TV, Drive, YouTubeTM, Photos,  Duo, Voice Search)

·         Exchange Active SyncTM(Email, Contacts, Calendar)

·         Samsung Galaxy Apps

Sensor

Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, RGB Light Sensor ,Proximity Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor

Dust & Water

Resistance [IP68]^

·         IP6X: Dust resistant

·         IPX8: Water resistant up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes

 

Connectivity

Data Transfer^^

·         LTE Cat 11: 600Mbps / 75Mbps

·         DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / 3G / EDGE / GPRS

Wi-Fi

·         IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024-QAM

·         Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth®#

v5.0 LE up to 2Mbps (A2DP,AVRCP,DI,HFP,HID,HOGP,HSP,MAP,OPP,PAN,PBAP)

Data Connectivity

USB Type-C

Wireless Connectivity

·         NFC

·         GPS (Support A-GPS),GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo Δ 

** Measured diagonally, the screen size is 5.8” in the full rectangle and 5.6” with accounting for the rounded corners

* Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

▲▲It must be charged by dedicated Samsung Charger and Battery.

▲▲▲▲ It must be used by dedicated Samsung accessory (DeX)

***Please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/ for latest Operating Platform

^ Please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/ for the Dust and Water Resistance lP68 level

^^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services

++Support 4G Network in HK and China: FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE; 3G Network in HK: WCDMA; 3G Network in China: TD-SCDMA and WCDMA and CDMA. Subject to local network, data and messaging services. If one of the SIM Card is using 4G or 3G Band, the another SIM Card supports 3G or 2G band only, vice versa. Users can choose 4G or 3G network with either SIM 1 or SIM 2 without changing the SIM card^^

Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.

+For reference only, please check with our staff for details.

Δ GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

### Iris Scanner might not work properly due to environment factors

##The use of Samsung Pay in each place is subject to the laws and regulations of the service territory and any other rules determined by the relevant merchant, payment processor, payment network, regulator, and government authority. You should check the service availability for your region before use of Samsung Pay.

 

For more product information, please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/ or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698.

 

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

 

[1] Completely dust protection and water-resistance under 1.5m for at most 30 minutes.

[2] Iris scanner authentication may stop operation due to external factors.

[3] Please visit official websites for launch date of Samsung Pay in Hong Kong.

[4] Samsung’s camera, browser and multimedia gallery support Bixby Vision.

[5] Support 14 Samsung’s application and 18 applications of third parties.

 

 

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