The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have been unveiled in the past week by Samsung, a mobile maker that is in the process of repairing the reputational damage done by the battery issued that afflicted last year’s Note 7.
The base model S8 has a 5.8 inch Infinity Display, which is much larger than has been seen on earlier models. This has pushed the S8 Plus to an even bigger size bracket, as it packs a whopping 6.2 inch screen that feels truly expansive.
Both models come equipped with either a Snapdragon 835 chipset or the latest Exynos processor from Samsung itself, depending on the region in which they are launched. And the 3000mAh battery of the S8 is smaller than the 3500mAh cell of its big brother, as is to be expected.
The curved exteriors and almost bezel-free screens are eminently impressive, showing that Samsung has shifted towards a design ethos which was previously limited only to its Edge-branded handsets.
The only question is whether or not the S8 Plus is even a necessity given that the more affordable S8 is almost as big and should prove to offer more than enough room for the average user.