Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition to feature most Microsoft apps, including Cortana, Outlook, Office and three virtual assistants

Even when we thought, the S8 Plus was the only other half of Samsung latest flagship device, the Smartphone giant decided to prove us wrong by releasing what it called the Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition, oh! what comes to your mind?? Windows 10 OS on S8 right ?? well chill, Samsung isnt even considering that at the moment

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition is just like other variant of the S8, featuring similar specs but comes pre-installed with most Microsoft apps, including Cortana, Outlook, Office, Skype, OneDrive, Skype, One Note, Bing, and Groove. and will pack three email clients and three virtual assistants

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Although, it’s not clear if those pre installed Microsoft application would be uninstallable, but then, the geeky users won’t be finding it difficult to remove such apps, without further mincing words, here’s the full specs

Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition Specifications

Network and Software

  • GSM: GSM
  • 3G: HSDPA
  • 4G: LTE 1(2100) / 2(1900) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 12(700) / 13(700) / 17(700) / 18(800) / 19(800) / 20(800) / 25(1900) / 26(850) / 28(700) / 38(2600) / 39(1900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM – Single and dual SIM variants
  • OS: Android OS v7.0 Nougat + Microsoft apps pre-installed

Design

  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 155 g
  • Display: 5.8-inch 1440 x 2560 pixels, 568 PPI, Super AMOLED Curved display, Always-on display, with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Build: Aluminum body + Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel + IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Iris, Accelerometer, Proximity, gyro, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

Hardware

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core 2.45 GHz
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8890, depending on region
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 540 / Mali-T880 MP12
  • RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB
  • External Storage: MicroSD card up to 256 GB (dedicated in single SIM variant)
  • Cloud Storage: 115 GB OneDrive

Camera

  • Rear: Dual 12 megapixel, f/1.7, 26mm, autofocus, OIS, LED flash, HDR
  • Video recording: dual-video rec., 2160p @ 60 fps
  • Front-facing: 8 megapixel, Auto HDR

Multimedia

  • Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
  • Audio: Regular
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo
  • Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
  • FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v3.1; USB-C

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Apps: Cortana, Outlook, Office, Skype and OneDrive, Skype, and Office
  • Payment: Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • Charging: Adaptive Fast Charging
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-ion 3,000 mAh
  • Announced: March 29, 2017

Pricing & Availability 

Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition Price in USA : $750

The Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition is expected to be available for purchase starting from April 21 across all Microsoft Store in USA. however, Samsung is yet to confirm if this version would be available in other countries.

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