Downloads, charging, and switching from app to app are all accomplished at incredibly fast speeds. Thanks to the most advanced 10nm processor: It's the world's first and it's on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. And because the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are meant to take spills, splashes, and dunks, you can keep going even in the rain—or in the shower.

*Galaxy S8 and S8+ are rated IP68, meaning they were tested to be resistant to dust and up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.

World's First 10nm AP

A new standard for better-performing phones

Apps launch faster and battery life is longer: Galaxy S8 and S8+ are speedier and better-performing phones thanks to the innovation of the 10nm processor that runs on 20% less power. It's as efficient as you are.

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10nm mobile AP
10% more powerful CPU
50% more capable GPU

LTE and Wi-Fi

Faster downloads

Galaxy S8 and S8+ are Gigabit LTE and Gigabit Wi-Fi ready. Wi-Fi on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ supports 1024-QAM, meaning you get up to 20% faster download speeds compared to the previous model. So if you're downloading big files or sharing your data, speed isn't really an issue.

*The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are up to 20% faster than Galaxy S7 on Wi-Fi (802.11ac). Actual speed may vary by country, carrier, and other usage factors. 1024-QAM router support is required.

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1024-QAMFaster Wi-Fi

Gaming

Gaming taken to new levels

Your favourite games are taken to a new level when played on Galaxy S8 and S8+'s boundless screen. And with Vulkan capabilities, hours of immersive fun are at your fingertips with even the most graphic-intensive games.

*Exclusive game offers for Galaxy users are available in Galaxy Apps.

*Turn on Fullscreen mode in Settings to enjoy a greater view when playing.

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Audio

Sounds coming in clear

Audio enthusiasts rejoice: you can hear the music as it's meant to be heard because Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature high-quality 32-bit PCM and DSD64/128 playback support. Plus, the included new earphones not only offer pure sound by AKG, they fit better and your ears stay comfortable as you rock out.

*DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.

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Video of the new Galaxy S8 earphones tuned by AKG being deconstructed to show its inner parts and enhanced sound quality
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Music for every occasion

Enjoy 3 months of Google Play Music on us. Access 40 million songs and thousands of playlists tailored for any mood or occasion. Upload and store up to 100,000 songs and save songs offline, so you always have your music with you.

*With purchase. New customers only. Redeem in the Google Play Music application on eligible devices between April 21, 2017 and April 29, 2018. Excludes certain carriers. 59.99 ZAR / mo. after trial period unless you cancel before trial ends. Full terms: g.co/play/musictrialofferterms_en_gb

Water and Dust Resistance

Rain or shine, it works

You can get stuck in the rain without an umbrella and still find your way home. And you won't lose your cool when you spill water all over your phone. Because the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature the same IP68-rated water and dust resistance you've come to expect from Galaxy phones.

*Water resistant up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.

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Expandable Memory

Memory that's expandable

Make deleting an option, not a necessity. Keep your important files, photos, and videos on hand with expandable memory up to 256GB.

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Battery

Power that lasts

You're able to use your Galaxy S8 or S8+ for longer with each charge because the better-performing processor means a more efficient use of battery life. And with wireless charging and fast charging capabilities, charging the battery is also easy and convenient.

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Fast Charging

Back in a flash

Even if you drain the battery, Galaxy S8 and S8+ won't be down for long with their fast charging capabilities.

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Video of the Wireless Charger Convertible standing up and a Galaxy S8 sliding into the cradle

Wireless Charging

Wires be gone

Wireless charging is as easy as putting your phone down. If you were watching something on your phone, just prop the charger up. With Galaxy S8 and S8+'s fast charging power, you can have it back in your hand in no time.

*Wireless charger sold separately.

USB Type-C

Either way is up

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Plug in and charge without a second thought. With Galaxy S8 and S8+'s charger cable, you can: USB Type-C means there's no up or down.