Samsung Galaxy S8+ Is Product Of The Year

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 19 March 2018. At the prestigious Product of The Year Awards held in Johannesburg recently, Samsung was the proud recipient of the Category Award for Premium Smartphone for their extraordinary device, the Galaxy S8+. Product of The Year is an organisation that promotes, recognises and celebrates innovation in consumer science. Entrants are measured against stringent criteria and the aim is ensure consumers only receive the very best products on offer.


Justin Hume, Director of Corporate Marketing at Samsung South Africa says, “It’s gratifying to have our exceptional products recognised in this way. We always ensure that the products we bring to the market are designed with people and innovation in mind and the Galaxy S8+ has proven to be an all-round winner and hugely popular with our customers.”


Launched in 2017, the Galaxy S8+ has been lauded for its revolutionary design, which features an Infinity Display that has an incredible end-to-end screen that spills over the phone’s sides, forming a completely smooth, continuous surface with no bumps or angles. It is pure, pristine, uninterrupted glass and it takes up the entire front of the phone, flowing seamlessly into the aluminium shell. The result is a beautifully curved, perfectly symmetrical, singular object.


The 12MP rear camera and the 8MP front camera are so accurate and fast that users won’t miss a moment, day or night. With iris scanning and face recognition, users can ensure that their information is kept secure. Speed is important and the Galaxy S8+ is driven by the world’s first 10nm processor. It’s fast and powerful and increases battery efficiency. Plus, there’s the ability to expand storage, and to work through rain and dust with IP68-rated performance.


Samsung’s virtual assistant, Bixby, completely changes the way users interact with their phones. Bixby is a personal assistant that understands talk, text, and taps so users aren’t confined to one mode of communication.


“Samsung is a leader in innovation and we strive to consistently bring outstanding products to the market. We’re honoured to win the award for the Galaxy S8+ in the Category of Premium Smartphone. The Product of The Year team work extremely hard to ensure all product category winners are really put through the paces. We’re grateful for their hard work and look forward to the next round,” concludes Hume.

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