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

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Last updated: March 30th, 2017 at 16:21 UTC+02:00

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 edge Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+
Display 5.1/5.5-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD, 16:9 5.8/6.2-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD+, 18:5:9
Processor 2.3 GHz octa-core Exynos Exynos 8890, 64-bit, 14 nm Octa-core, 10 nm, 64-bit
RAM 4GB LPDDR4 4GB LPDDR4
Rear camera 12-megapixel, OIS, F1.7 aperture, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording 12-megapixel, OIS, Dual Pixel, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording
Front camera 5-megapixel, F1.7 aperture, QHD video recording 8-megapixel autofocus, F1.7 aperture, QHD video recording
Storage 32GB/64GB, microSD slot (up to 256GB) 64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)
Software Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, upgradeable to Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat
Battery 3,000/3,600 mAh, Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging 3,000/3,500 mAh, Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging
Connectivity 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm/150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 152g/157g 148.9×68.1×8.0mm/159.5×73.4 x8.1mm, 152g/173g
Other features Samsung Pay, IP68 water resistance, fingerprint sensor AKG earphones, 32-bit audio, Bixby virtual assistant, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, fingerprint sensor, iris/face recognition, pressure sensor
Phone Galaxy S7Galaxy S7 edgeGalaxy S8 PlusSamsung Galaxy S8
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