Samsung’s new galaxy S8 more expensive than an Apple I Phone 7

Even after what happened with the galaxy S7, Samsung has come back with the new innovation of the galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have been estimated to be more expensive than the Apple I phone 7 and 7 Plus.

The Verizon version of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will retail for 2,600,000 shillings and 3,030,000 respectively. That means the S8 is 260,000 shillings more than the base iPhone 7, while the S8 Plus is 260,000 more than the base iPhone 7 Plus.

The S8 comes with twice the storage space as the base iPhone, 64GB versus 32GB, and packs a larger 5.8-inch display compared to the iPhone’s 4.7-inch panel. Of course, Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus also comes with a dual-lens camera with true optical zoom that ensures your images stay sharp when you zoom in on an object. While Samsung’s phones have a digital zoom, it produces zoomed images that aren’t as clear.

With huge, edge-to-edge screens, improved camera software and the company’s new Bixby voice assistant, the S8 and S8 Plus look like early contenders for the best smartphones of the year. But Samsung wants these handsets to be more than just another way for you to check Snapchat and jealously browse your friend’s vacation pictures on Facebook.

The company wants the S8 to serve as the cornerstone of your connected home hub, your next desktop-style computer and a gateway to the world of virtual reality. The S8 and S8 Plus are designed to be a palate cleanser for the Note7, which had to be recalled because battery and design flaws caused the phones to overheat and even sometimes catch fire.

The S8 and S8 Plus also mark the debut of Samsung’s new Bixby voice software. The system,  is designed to let you manipulate nearly all aspects of the S8 and S8 Plus using your voice. Want to raise the display brightness? You can do that. Check the weather? You can do that, too. Cast images to your TV? Well, you get the picture.

Samsung has also included two additional ways to log into your phone, an Iris scanner, similar to the one found on the Galaxy Note7, and facial recognition technology. Both use the S8 and S8 Plus’ front cameras and can scan your eyes and face so quickly that it’s hard to capture the process on camera.