Samsung unleashes new summer-ish Galaxy S8 commercials

Although autumn is slowly but surely on its way, Samsung doesn't want us to forget that its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are "made for summer." Thus, the company just released four short video commercials to remind us how great of a companion an S8 can be in this time of the year.

Unsurprisingly, all four new commercials - included below - involve water and/or sand, as the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are built to withstand both these elements, being IP68-certified.

While some interesting new high-end smartphones will be released in the coming months - including Samsung's own Galaxy Note 8, Apple's iPhone 8, or Google's Pixel 2 - this is not exactly a bad time to buy a Galaxy S8 or S8+. That's because both are now about $150 cheaper than at launch, and all the upcoming handsets that we've mentioned will certainly be more expensive than the S8 series. Plus, of course, the S8 and S8+ remain all-round great phones regardless of season.

Related phones

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)



1. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

2. kiko007

Posts: 7513; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why do they announce awards in the summer? There are still two seasons left in the year. These awards are meaningless.

4. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I Agree with you. It should be for the year but since I believe ( and I may be wrong) many companies have earning calls for the quarter it may be based on a fiscal rotation then a yearly one, that's just my theory again I could be completely wrong and accept that. Anyone else care to comment or have some facts as to why?

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I would agree that since every OEM has a different fiscal yea, awards can only be done based on that.

5. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Bet you wouldn't be second guessing if it were your fruity company getting the award. Doesn't matter when they're given, the latest devices out is what it's based on. There'll be even more after the iPhone 7s/8, just like there were more after the 7..

6. kiko007

Posts: 7513; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You're kinda missing the point...

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No he isn't. You didn't make one to begin with. When was the last time the iPhone received an award for anything other than Customer Satisfaction? It was with the iPhone 4. he iPhone 4 brought a breath-taking design for its time compared to what others were doing. After than Apple basically did nothing. The iPhone 5's all are just the iPhone 4, just bigger. The iPhone 6 is nice, but the design is not breath-taking, because other OEM's already had similar designs. And now they have stayed with the same design for 4 years. Now I "think" the new iPhone will get some type of award. But their isn't must room to get much, because the Galaxy S8 has taken everything else. Best design and everythign else has already been award. But Apple's new iPhone could be 2018 phone of the year, assuming it can beat the Note 8 which I feel it won't. Because the biggest drawback of the new iPhone , is that big stupid notch inside the viewing area of the display. But it could win something for its AR abilities if they pan out to be good. Again, in order to be awarded, you needto do something. It doesn't matter when they happen, so as long as they do. If the link has said Apple just got an award for blah blah blah, you would have been all over the article with troll-jerk-load all over it. Because it not, you're the first with your hate mongering. You're such a douche-bag. I wish I could patent you and sell you in a box, next to Kotex and the like.

11. maherk

Posts: 6961; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Do you take a breath of fresh air after posting such essays? I'm glad you're not a writer on PA, if your comments are this long, I can only imagine the novels you would write as articles. Like seriously man, do you realize you can rant using less words?

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Meaningless because your phone isn't getting any? These awards are done all year on certain metrics. The Galaxy S8 has met or exceed most of them and have been awarded a accordingly. Since you love Apple so much, you can force them to do better so they can get the same, by not buying their BS products, which will force them to bring them to the level where they are harder to beat. But if you are willing to by shyte, then they will keep making shyte. Samsung knows not to make shyte, because we won't buy it. It was proven with the S5, Note 4/5 as examples.

15. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

And some of us in the southern hemisphere are indeed looking forward to summer now...

3. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Huawei has the worst camera

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well the screen isn't sand Better have a screen protector if you wanna keep that display scratch free.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cool commercial, now lets get on to tsuguA dr32

13. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I see what you did there.....haha

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wish it would speed up the time lol

17. mikehunta727 unregistered

Shame on Samsung for advertising like this, bring your S8 to a beach with no screen protector, any phone really, the sand will absolutely destroy the glass panels on the phone and cause a TON of scratches

18. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

One word: UGLY.

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