So, the lid has finally been lifted on the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, and they look pretty slick.
Design and performance have been taken to a whole new level in a way that’s seeing this device defy data speeds and provide some fantastic phone features guaranteed to excite any smartphone fan.
Probably the biggest takeout from the global unveil is how speedy this thing is. Telstra’s network was one of the world’s first gigabit enabled networks in selected areas, and the 1Gbps Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ means great things for lovers of video streaming, social sharing and online gaming nationwide.
The S8 and S8+ allow you to download, stream, and game faster. Telstra’s ultra-fast, gigabit-enabled network has launched in selected areas and Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners could experience mobile data speeds among the fastest in the world. The phone also boasts upload speeds of up to 50 per cent faster than any previous Galaxy models in Australia, when paired with the Telstra 4GX mobile network.
With the new phone, Samsung has taken Edge technology to the next level with an Infinity Display, an edge-to-edge design. The screen is 5.8-inch in the S8, and 6.2-inch in the S8+.
Telstra announced Wi-Fi Calling in October last year—which, in a nutshell, is harnessing your Wi-Fi connection to automatically transfer mobile calls on the new Galaxy phones between Telstra’s 4G network and Wi-Fi (even while the call is in progress), and allow you to make and receive mobile calls in Australia wherever there’s an accessible Wi-Fi connection. The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be completely compatible with Telstra’s Wi-Fi Calling capability.
The Galaxy S8 is also equipped with an advanced 12MP Dual Pixel F1.7 rear camera. The dual-pixel sensor technology, wide aperture and fast autofocus work together to create sharp and beautiful photos, even in low-light environments.
Also, Bixby, an intelligent interface that makes interacting with your device, services and apps more instinctive and seamless, provides a personalised experience.
One very cool aspect of Bixby is its image-recognition component, Bixby Vision. Bixby’s Vision interface can detect what you’re looking at, and predict what you need, and this makes it easier to search for images, get information about nearby places, translate languages, decode QR codes, or recognise faces.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available from Telstra in striking Midnight Black, elegant Orchid Gray and luxurious Maple Gold on a range of plans.
Customers who take up a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ on a $95 or above Go Mobile Swap lease plan will enjoy a no cost upgrade after 12 months as long as their phone is returned in good working order and they take up a new 24 month eligible handset and mobile service plan. Minimum cost when you stay connected for 24 months: $2,280 for the Galaxy S8 and $2,520 for the Galaxy S8+.
For more information on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ visit: Telstra.com/s8