Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

IFixit Galaxy S8 Teardown Gives It A 4/10 For Repairability

Though Samsung did not officially announce the price of the smartphones, US carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Verizon Communications Inc announced retail pricing for the same. Except for the camera, every other department has got a major makeover. Despite having a handsome looking display, some worldwide users are complaining about the freaky 18:5:9 aspect ratio.

Speculation on other upgrades includes talk of a borderless edge-to-edge screen and curved glass, also similar to the new Galaxy model. They removed the front home button and instead of placing the fingerprint button in place of the home button they placed the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone below the camera.

Samsung S8 and S8 plus devices have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHZ Quad) processor.

When it comes to unlocking your Galaxy S8 with biometric security, there's no shortage of options. Samsung might sell the phones in India, both via online and offline retailers.

The problem could also be attributable to the fact that while traditional LCD panels use red, green and blue, the Super AMOLED adopted by the Galaxy S8 in particular uses a two pixel arrangement of red-green and blue-green.

This time around, the company has incorporated several new things in Galaxy S8 and S8+. Bixby, which is essentially Samsung's version of Google Assistant which in itself is a pretty solid personal assistant. The device is IP68 rated, meaning it is water and dust resistant. Also, Iris scanner is the new feature and everyone wants to try it.

Connectivity options include a USB Type-C, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0, Global Positioning System and NFC.

The pre-orders for both the devices will begin today on Flipkart and Samsung's official website where the company is also giving away a wireless charger with all the pre-orders.

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