Samsung Latest S8 and S8+ flagship devices launched in Ghana with Shatta Wale

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GHANA - ACCRA - The official unveiling of the Samsung S8 and S8+ took place at the Accra Mall and was followed another event graced by Shatta Wale.

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Samsung’s latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were launched in Accra for the Ghanaian market.

The official unveiling happened at the Accra Mall and was followed later in the evening with another event at the plush One Airport Square dubbed the Galaxy Revelation.

The event was graced by Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale, who treated the guest to good music.

Shatta Wale hold up a Samsung device to the crowd at the launch play

Shatta Wale hold up a Samsung device to the crowd at the launch

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Influencers (bloggers, celebrities, etc) and attendees really enjoyed the #galaxyrevelation. The Influencers Edition was hosted by Jay Foley of Live Fm and DJ Vyrusky.

The #galaxyrevelation had some of the biggest names in the Ghanaian socialite circles passing through like Kwame Okyire Appianing (Digital Marketing Expert), Yaw Odoom (TroTro Dairies), Joel Orleans, Ameyaw Debrah (Celebrity Blogger), etc.

There has being more leaks of the S8 versions than most recent Samsung devices ever, possibly because the design is so different and probably new to the  smartphone market.

Shatta Wale performs at the launch event play

Shatta Wale performs at the launch event

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The S8 and S8+ comes in 4 colors Arctic Silver, Orchid Grey, Midnight Black, Maple Gold. smooth Polished aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass 5 front and back, IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. With a massive 5.8″ inch screen for the S8 and a 6.2″ 18.5:9 aspect ratio for the S8 + with sleek curved screens and 4k display.

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One of the major additions to the S8 and S8+ is Bixby Samsung’s new Virtual Assistant. Bixby is activated with a dedicated button on the left side of your phone. Attached to the S8+ (users with s8 would have to buy the AKG earphones) is a bundle of AKG earphones. Both phones run on Android 7.1 Nougat and the seamless Samsung Grace UX design.

Packed with juice, the Samsung S8 and Samsung 8+ has the latest Snapdragon 835 being the first smartphone in the world to get this much of smartphone processing power.

A bevy of ladies at the Galaxy S8 launch in Accra play

A bevy of ladies at the Galaxy S8 launch in Accra

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The other 2017 flagships we’ve seen so far have been based on the 821, which came out in late 2016. The 835 moves to a newer 10nm manufacturing process with more powerful Kryo 280 custom CPU cores. This is an octa-core chip, whereas the 821 is quad-core. The 835 in the Galaxy S8 is clocked at 2.35GHz on four of the cores and 1.9GHz on the other four. This allows the workload to be spread around for maximum efficiency.

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The storage in the base model is now 64GB, double what the Galaxy S7 came with. It also packs 4GB RAM and has an expandable storage of microSD slot for cards up to 256G. USB Type-C for your fast charging experience and Bluetooth 5.0, fingerprint reader,iris recognition and face recognition.