Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphones Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in a “Samsung Unpacked” event yesterday. While the smartphone arena is packed with many vendors and daily smartphone launches, Samsung has been the undisputed leader to beat.
As expected, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are jam-packed with powerful hardware and new features. Both Flagships come with the latest Snapdragon 835 processor, new Bixby Assistant, Iris Scanner and an option to adjust Display resolution. Other cool-sounding features include IP68 dust and water resistant, Samsung Pay, Samsung DeX Desktop Station.
You can read full Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus specs, features, check images and videos by clicking on the links below.
HMD has also launched Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 recently and Nokia 9 may be the upcoming Flagship. We have heard that Nokia 9 will come running Snapdragon 835 and may be available in two variants just like Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. A recent leak has revealed a Dual-Lens Carl-Zeiss Camera at the back of Nokia 9.
But it will take more than SD 835 and Carl-Zeiss Camera for Nokia 9 to beat Galaxy S8. While use of pure Android is one big attractive aspect of Nokia Android Phones, Samsung has always managed to get some exclusive software tricks to attract buyers in spite of its somewhat clunky launcher. Bixby, Iris Scanner, Samsung DeX ( for turning phone into PC) are some cool new tricks on Galaxy S8. Hope HMD / Nokia manages to get some cool innovative features of their own on Nokia 9.
While Google Assistant will be there on Nokia 9 to take on Bixby, Dual-Lens Carl-Zeiss Camera should be able to beat Galaxy S8’s camera. While Galaxy S8 doesn’t feature a Dual-Lens Camera yet, cameras on Galaxy S7 and S7 Plus have been really great.
In a nutshell, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are the ultimate competition to beat for Nokia Android Flagships. Prospective Android flagship buyers will mentally compare Nokia 9 or with whatever name HMD launches Nokia Flagship with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus as a benchmark. Nokia fans will also remember that Samsung’s ascent in phones almost began with Nokia’s decline.