Samsung Galaxy S8 phones launched in Qatar
April 18 2017 09:37 PM
Galaxy S8
Tarek Sabbagh explaining the features of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. PICTURE: Shaji Kayamkulam.

Samsung Gulf Electronics has launched the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Qatar.  A special event on Monday evening marked the launch of the new smartphones. 
“The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ usher in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic services, opening the door for new ways to experience the world,” said Tarek Sabbagh, head of IT & Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics. 
Available in 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+, the 'Infinity Display' and bezel-less design form a smooth, continuous surface with no buttons or harsh angles, resulting in an immersive viewing experience, which makes multi-tasking easier. 
The Galaxy S8’s compact design enables comfortable one-handed operation and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back and provides a durable and a high-quality finish.
In addition to the new design innovations, Samsung delivers cutting-edge technology including an advanced camera, enhanced performance and more to the devices that users love. The smartphones have an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 dual pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.
The phones feature the industry’s first 10nm processor, enabling heightened speed and efficiency. It is also gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi ready with support for speeds up to 1Gbps so users can quickly download files.
It is the world's first mobile device certified by the UHD Alliance as Mobile HDR Premium, with the same vibrant colours and contrasts while watching any programme. It also offers next-level gaming experiences with vivid and superior graphic technology, and comes pre-loaded with a Game Pack, featuring top game titles, including select titles.
As for security, both the phones offer a wide selection of biometric technologies including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition so users can select a secure biometric authentication method that works best for them. The phones are IP68 water and dust resistant, MicroSD support up to 256GB, always-on display and have fast and wireless charging capabilities.
The phones will be available across major retailers in Qatar from April 28 at QR 2,799 for Galaxy S8 and QR 3,149 for the Galaxy S8+ and will be offered in a rich colour palette including midnight black, orchid gray, and maple gold.

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