Samsung Galaxy S8 available in Malaysia 

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch

The wait is finally over. Today Samsung Malaysia has officially announced the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The devices will go on sale tomorrow (5th May 2017) and for those who had pre-ordered, they can start to collect their device starting today.

Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ Specifications

Honor 5XHonor 6X
CPU & GPUQualcomm Snapdragon 616
4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Adreno 405
HiSilicon Kirin 655
4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
Mali-T830MP2
RAM2 GB / 3 GB3 GB / 4 GB
Storage16 GB
supporting MicroSD up to 256 GB
3 GB / 4 GB
supporting MicroSD up to 256 GB (occupies SIM slot 2)
Display5.5-inch
1920 x 1080 Full HD
IPS
5.5-inch
1920 x 1080 Full HD
LTPS IPS
Camera (rear)13 MP
f/2.0 aperture
Autofocus
LED flash
12 MP + 2 MP
f/2.2 aperture
Phase Detection AF
LED flash
Camera (front)5 MP
f/2.4 aperture
8 MP
f/2.0 aperture
BatteryNon-removable 3000 mAhNon-removable 3340 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
EMUI 3, upgradable to EMUI 4
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
EMUI 4, upgradable to EMUI 5
SIMDual SIM (Nano & Micro)Hybrid dual SIM (Nano)
ConnectivityGSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
GSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS

Alongside with the launch, Samsung also introduces the Samsung DeX, a desktop dock for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ that turns your phone into a desktop computer.

What you need to do is to simply connect a monitor with a set of keyboard & mouse to the dock and you’re ready. I am really looking forward that Samsung can grow the platform so that more applications support the use case.

Also introduced during the event is the new Samsung Gear line up with the new Gear 360 camera and Gear VR with the controller. The new Gear 360 camera is a cute little camera that is capable of shooting 4K videos and live broadcast. Meanwhile, the Gear VR headset had received a modest redesign and now comes with a controller. Price as follows:

Samsung Gear 360 2017 – RM 999

Samsung Gear VR with controller – RM 499

We also tried out the Bixby virtual assistant at the experience zone. However, at the time of launch, Bixby can only operate base on image and text. Voice search is still not supported. Since the South Korea Samsung Galaxy S8 has received updates to allow voice commands, we’re sure that the function will soon arrive at our shore.

Availability

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available for purchase beginning 5th May 2017 at all Samsung Experience Stores and authorised dealers.

Samsung Galaxy S8 – RM 3,299

Samsung Galaxy S8+ – RM 3,699

 

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