Samsung, in its first official teardown, takes the audience through the internal structure of its flagship smartphones Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, explaining in details the nitty gritty of the device. From the chassis to camera to processor and RAM, the South Korean OEM touches on all the aspects of its flagship smartphones. With this teardown, consumers get a closer look at the breakthrough engineering that the OEM has applied in the making the smartphone.


Samsung claims that the curved OLED display with its 18.5:9 ratio screen has been touted as the best smartphone screen currently in the market. It further states that the large Infinity screen covers 80 percent of the device providing an enriching experience to users.

The OEM uses Gorilla Glass 5 on both the back and front of the flagship smartphones for improved durability.

Front camera, iris scanner, and front sensors

The front selfie shooter in both the flagship smartphones sports an 8-megapixel smart autofocus camera, that comes equipped with facial recognition technology. The facial recognition feature apart from recognizing and tracking faces can also be used to unlock the smartphone by simply looking into it. The iris scanner in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has been integrated as a single unit along with the front camera. It works as a biometric identification method and enhances the security of the smartphone. Proximity sensor, SVC LED, and light sensor come as a package for the front sensors of the Samsung smartphone.

Rear camera

Samsung’s flagship smartphones come equipped with 12-megapixel autofocus camera that uses a multi-frame image processing technology along with Dual Pixel image sensors.

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The camera also comes with a feature named the Bixby Vision, searches for information and data on the basis of captured images. One can also translate text and shop online using the Bixby Vision.

Galaxy S8 series fingerprint scanner, memory, and RAM

The fingerprint scanner of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are placed on the back of the smartphones, on the left-hand side of the rear camera. The Touch ID provides an added layer of security and enables the owner to use Samsung Pass and Samsung Pay services. In terms of RAM, the Galaxy S8 boasts of 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

Bixby button and battery

A new feature in Samsung smartphones, the Bixby button has been placed just below the side key to facilitate quick access to the virtual assistant Bixby. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are fueled by a 3,000 mAh and a 3,500 mAh battery, respectively with quick charge support. The battery power has already garnered praises for its stability and longevity over long-term usage.