Is this Gorilla Glass 5 on the Galaxy S8, or you are just happy to drop it?


Ever since we saw the glass sandwich design of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on all the leaked renders, we couldn't stop wondering whether the phone will be clad in the latest Gorilla Glass 5 as the second device to pull this feat off after the Note 7. Lo and behold, it is! Samsung confirms this in the press release for both the front and the rear, and we can't see we aren't relieved, as dropping those new puppies with their Infinity Display would undoubtedly cost you dearly in shattered screen and dreams.

Samsung will be the sole suppliers of those curved AMOLEDs, and they don't come cheap. Corning, the makers of this toughened glass, is actually promising shoulder-height drop survival rates of up to 80% with Gorilla Glass 5 (it was waist-height with its predecessor), but before we see the Galaxy S8 fall face down on concrete, and remain relatively unscathed, it's all make-believe.

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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24 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 758; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Best Phone Ever !

3. DronGupta

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 09, 2015

Yes this is the best phone and is much ahead of iphone 7 but only till september. In september apple will launch iphone 8 and will end the era of samsung.

13. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

@ DronGupta You know there will be iPhone7S in September. Basically same as iPhone7 and iPhone6 Even if there is some extra iPhone model(copy of Samsung) it will be limited production and huge price. But September is coming Note 8 too. Right? So the era of iPhone is gone for good, sinse long ago, and only you don't know that. LOL

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

And then samsung releases the note 8, which is always their true flagship phone. more memory, bigger battery, dual camera, and whatever else they think up along the way.

25. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

Aluminum is stronger than Glass. My S7 Edge shattered when dropped from less than TWO FEET. New glass phones that require and ugly case to keep it from shattering are for dummies.

26. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

Aluminum is stronger than Glass. My S7 Edge shattered when dropped from less than TWO FEET. New glass phones that require and ugly case to keep it from shattering are for dummies.

5. DronGupta

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 09, 2015

Samsung should stop wasting its time on VR technology and should have given dual cameras with that bokeh effect. Samsung should also update its iconx which is far behind apple Airpods. Wish apple didn't do this stupid aspect ratio and place fingerprint scanner below display.

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Samsung should stop wasting its time on VR technology and should have given dual cameras with that bokeh effect". VR is shaping up to becoe the next big thing in the smartphone industry, and Samsung isn't wasting time with it.

14. cmdacos

Posts: 4100; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Bokeh effect is already there and has been for some time. On the Back end only but in my view I prefer it as you can change the blur subject from front subject to background and vice versa at will.

6. Tipus

Posts: 847; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Will wait for Note 8

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

It's going to be a beast!

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And it's going to be the boss of bosses. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

How are you guys so sure about the future. That it wouldn't end up in something similar like the note 7. And that the iPhone 8/X won't eat it for lunch. I know you have to think positively, but hey, can guess anything, right?

19. willard12 unregistered

Anyone can guess.

24. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It doesn't seem they are guessing.

7. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Definitely slapping a military grade case on it. Won't take chances.

12. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Pffft, Samsung Arena! The first 24 news stories are about Samsung... Remember this next time some of you decide to whine about "iPhonearena". It depends on what's happening!

15. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

How TH bashing Samsung in every article(even if hidden), and defending Apple makes them ''Samsung Arena''. More articles about Samsung are just because Galaxy S8 is out now.

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

And more articles about Apple is because it is the most popular smartphone brand in the world. And there is more news about Apple lying around. Brands are like celebrities......one who's the most famous and creates a lot of buzz, has the most words about them.

20. willard12 unregistered

In those 24 articles I have learned some valuable lessons. Bluetooth 5 is useless, the S8's battery life is horrible, it's really expensive (ouch!), the aspect ratio is weird (though somehow it also the new standard). I'm sure similar critiques will be made in a similar number of articles during iphone 8's release.

23. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Careful what you say. You will be type to death by a self proclaim tech expert.

16. VeronicaMars

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

I just can't wait to get my hands on this baby! I'm shaking!

27. deleon629

Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

After dropping my S7 Edge & cracking it - with a case - I'll believe this when i see it

28. deleon629

Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

After dropping my S7 Edge & cracking it - with a case - I'll believe this when i see it

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