Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ officially launches in the Philippines

Solenn Heussaff, Samsung PH President Kevin Lee, Kylie Versoza

Great news! Samsung officially launches the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones in the Philippines!

Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ Philippines

A few weeks after the global unveiling of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, one of this year’s most awaited flagship smartphones are officially in the Philippines.

The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ is headlined by Samsung’s Infinity Display (5.8-inches for the S8 and 6.2-inches for S8+) — a design that seamlessly incorporates the glass display with the metal frame. It uses the company’s Quad HD Super AMOLED technology which boasts the blackest blacks and super saturated colors.

Host and Samsung Brand Ambassador, Solenn Heusaff

The flagships are powered by Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 8895 processors paired with 4GB RAM and a Mali G71MP20 GPU. Storage is set at 64GB, but if that isn’t enough you can expand via a microSD card of up to 256GB. As for the cameras, the phones pack a Dual Pixel 12MP sensor with f1.7 and Smart OIS. For selfie aficionados, the front camera uses an 8MP sensor with f1.7.

One of the more outstanding features of the phones is the introduction of Bixby, Samsung’s intelligent personal assistant. With it, you do a variety of things like use the camera to get information or issue voice commands to segregate photos or send text messages.

Galaxy S8 Specs:

  • 5.8-inch QuadHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display; 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio; (2960 x 1440; 570 ppi)
  • 3,000 mAh Battery w/ Fast Charging]
  • Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 Processor (2.3 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)
  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm

Galaxy S8+ Specs:

  • 6.2-inch QuadHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display; 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio; (2920 x 1440; 529 ppi)
  • 3,500 mAh Battery w/ Fast Charging
  • Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 Processor (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHz Quad)
  • Dimensions: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm

Specs for both:

  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Mali G71MP20 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage +microSD up to 256GB
  • Dual Pixel 12MP Main Camera w/ f1.7, Smart OIS, Dual LED Flash
  • 8MP Front Camera w/ f1.7, AF
  • Android 7.0 Nougat w/ TouchWiz
  • LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Bixby
  • Samsung DeX Experience
  • Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Face Recognition
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • IP68 Water and Dust Resistance

Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ has a retail price of Php39,990 and Php45,990, respectively. You can choose from Midnight Black, Maple Gold, and the new color, Orchid Gray. Pre-orders started last April 17 to April 29. The phones will be available starting May 5, 2017 in all Samsung Experience Stores, partners and accredited dealers nationwide. Those who pre-ordered will get a free wireless bottle-design bluetooth speaker worth Php5,099.

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Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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