Hands on: Snapdragon 835 version
There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most widely anticipated phones that will shape the first half of 2017, and the USA and Chinese customers are getting the Snapdragon 835 version while Europe and the rest of the world is stuck with the Exynos 8895 version.
To cost an arm and a leg
It appears that those who buy Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8+ will have to take good care of it as replacing the screen might be a big hit on their wallet.
Beating the S7 pre-orders
It looks like the market is more forgiving than many expected as Samsung announced that S8 pre-orders were up 30 percent compared to S7 pre-orders in 2016.
Exynos 8895 vs. Snapdragon 835
Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will be available with two SoCs, Samsung's own Exynos 8895 chipset and Qualcomm's pride and joy, the Snapdragon 835 chipset, and now, both of them have been pitted against each other in a couple of benchmarks.
Tame Apple Press jokes fail
The Tame Apple Press has been trying to spoil the release of Galaxy S8 with lots of gags about exploding batteries. The only problem is the S8 battery tech is surprisingly robust.
720,000 sold in South Korea
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is experiencing very high sales on most of the markets and the company released some of the first sales numbers.
But it GearVRs just fine
Google made a lot of noise about its Daydream platform and a few of our colleagues have reported that you cannot install a Daydream app on a Galaxy S8 phone.
Average speeds can double
We had a chance to see the GigabitLTE working at speeds up to 930 Mbps and upload speeds of 127.5 Mbps which is definitely the fastest that we’ve ever seen. But despite the fascination with the top speed, it is more important that GigabitLTE will significantly increase average speeds.
Infinity Display, 10nm SoCs and recongizable design
After months of endless rumors, leaks, and predictions, Samsung has now officially unveiled its flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones.
Sounds better than 830
Some might be interested how Qualcomm chose the name Snapdragon 835, especially as most people expected to see the Snapdragon 830 replacing last year’s champion, the Snapdragon 820.