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Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge vs. Galaxy S8/S8+

Samsung’s finally taken the wraps off the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ — and naturally, we want to see how they compare to their predecessors. Right off the bat, there appears to be a couple of notable improvements, including larger displays and a faster processor.

It’s unclear whether the upgraded internals alone will make it worth the upgrade (you’ll have to wait for our full review to find out), but in the meantime, they’re the best way to judge how much of an improvement the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are. For more details on their specs, click here.

Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 edgeGalaxy S8/Galaxy S8+
Display5.1/5.5-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD, 16:95.8/6.2-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD+, 18:5:9
Processor2.3 GHz octa-core Exynos Exynos 8890, 64-bit, 14 nmOcta-core, 10 nm, 64-bit
RAM4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Rear camera12-megapixel, OIS, F1.7 aperture, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording12-megapixel, OIS, Dual Pixel, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording
Front camera5-megapixel, F1.7 aperture, QHD video recording8-megapixel autofocus, F1.7 aperture, QHD video recording
Storage32GB/64GB, microSD slot (up to 256GB)64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)
SoftwareAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow, upgradeable to NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Battery3,000/3,600 mAh, Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging3,000/3,500 mAh, Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging
Connectivity4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
Dimensions142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm/150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 152g/157g148.9×68.1×8.0mm/159.5×73.4 x8.1mm, 152g/173g
Other featuresSamsung Pay, IP68 water resistance, fingerprint sensorAKG earphones, 32-bit audio, Bixby virtual assistant, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, fingerprint sensor, iris/face recognition, pressure sensor
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