Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy S8 and larger Galaxy S8 Plus counterpart this morning in New York, after months of anticipation and a continuous flow of leaks. The phone features its own digital assistant, Bixby, Android 7.0 Nougat and is souped up to handle ultra-fast, 1Gb data speeds.
Its specs are also on par with -- if not better than -- a handful of the most popular flagships today, including Android heavyweights the Google Pixel and the LG G6, Apple's massively popular iPhone 7 and the sleeper hit OnePlus 3T. In terms of hardware, the Galaxy S8 has the most recent Snapdragon 835 chipset, a water-resistant construction that's rated IP68 and a super sharp 2,960x1,440-pixel resolution.
To see how it stacks up against its rivals, check out the chart below. And be sure to read CNET's Galaxy S8 hands-on for more information about the phone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 comparison chart
|Samsung Galaxy S8||Google Pixel||LG G6||Apple iPhone 7 Plus||OnePlus 3T|
|Display size, resolution||5.8-inch; 2,960x1,440 pixels||5-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels||5.7-inch, 2,880x1,440 pixels||5.5-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels||5.5-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.86x2.68x0.32 in||5.7x2.74x0.34 in (at its thickest)||5.86x2.83x0.31 in||6.2x 3.1x0.29 in||6.01x2.94x0.29 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||148.9x68.1x8 mm||143.8x69.54x8.58 mm (at its thickest)||148.9x71.97.x7.9 mm||158.2x77.9x7.3 mm||152.7x74.7x7.35 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||5.5 oz; 155g||5.04 oz; 143g||5.7 oz, 162g||6.63 oz; 188g||5.57 oz; 158g|
|Mobile software||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.1 Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat||Apple iOS 10||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Camera||12-megapixel||12.3-megapixel||13-megapixel (standard), 13-megapixel (wide)||12-megapixel (telephoto), 12-megapixel (wide)||16-megapixel|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz+1.9GHz) or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz+1.7GHz)||2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821||2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530 GPU||Apple A10 chip (64-bit)||2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|Storage||64GB||32GB, 128GB||32GB||32GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB|
|Expandable storage||Up to 2TB||None||Up to 2TB||None||None|
|Battery||3,000mAh (nonremovable)||2,770mAh||3,300mAh (nonremovable)||21 hours talk time on 3G, 16 days standby, 13 hours internet use LTE||3,400mAh (nonremovable)|
|Fingerprint sensor||Back cover||Back cover||Back cover||Home button||Home button|
|Special features||Water-resistant; Bixby assistant, wireless charging; Gigabit LTE-ready||Google Assistant; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR-ready||Water-resistant; 18:9 aspect ratio; wireless charging (US-only)||Water-resistant; portrait image mode||Dual-SIM, Dash Charging|
|Price off-contract (USD)||AT&T: $750; Verizon: $720; T-Mobile: $750; Sprint: $750; U.S. Cellular: TBA||$649 (32GB); $749 (128GB)||AT&T: $720; Sprint: $708; T-Mobile; $650, Verizon: $672; U.S. Cellular: $597.60||$769 (32GB); $869 (128GB); $969 (256GB)||$439 (64GB), $479 (128GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£689||£599 (32GB); £699 (128GB)||TBA||£719 (32GB); £819 (128GB); £919 (256GB)||£399 (64GB), £439 (128GB)|
|Price (AUD)||TBA||AU$1,079 (32GB); AU$1,229 (128GB)||TBA||AU$1269 (32GB); AU$1419 (128GB); AU$1569 (256GB)||Converts to AU$590 (64GB), AU$652 (128GB)|