It's official! Samsung announces the Galaxy S8

The Korean company unveiled the Galaxy S8, and it's everything we expected it to be.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most leaked phones in the recent history, meaning that today's launch didn't bring many surprises.

It's official! Samsung announces the Galaxy S8 01

The Korean company unveiled the Galaxy S8, and it's everything we expected it to be.

The phone comes with a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display. As rumored, the phone comes with an extra wide aspect ratio of 18.5:9, and with 2960 x 1440 resolution.

The Galaxy S8 has a beautiful design with an end-to-end bezel-less screen that splits over the phone's side. The fingerprint sensor is now in the back of the device next to the camera, and there is also a new button on the device, for the virtual assistant Bixby. The company unveiled Bixby a week ago, and the Galaxy S8 will come with a subset Bixby-enabled preinstalled applications.

The Galaxy S8 is powered by Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 chipsets, depending on the market. The device comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card.

It's official! Samsung announces the Galaxy S8 02

The phone rocks rear 12MP dual pixel sensor, f/1.7 aperture, and an 8MP front shooter, f/1.7 aperture.

The phone is waterproof (IP68) and comes with Gorilla Glass 5. There's also a 3,000 mAh battery onboard, and an iris scanner. If there were any doubts, the phone does come with 3.5 mm headphone jack.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will launch in Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold. It will hit the markets on April 21st (in the US) and April 28th (in Europe).

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