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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U SPECS

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U is a good Android phone with 2.35Ghz Octa-Core processor that allows run games and heavy applications.

With one SIM card slot, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U allows download up to 1024 Mbps for internet browsing, but it also depends on the carrier.

Great connectivity of this device includes Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) and NFC to make payments and allows connection to other devices.

Including the battery, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U phone has 173 grams and it's a very thin device, only 8.1 mm.

Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
BrandSamsung
ModelGalaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
Also known asGalaxy S8+ G955U Unlocked (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream 2
Country or region where it's soldUSA
Release dateApril, 2017
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)
Weight173 grams (6.06 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supported
AntennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (51GB user available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI
Colors16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
Dual-SIMNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supported
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupported
Video callingSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
Main camera12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
Front camera8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
Front flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
RadioFM
TVNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNASupported
NFCSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
Active noise cancellationSupported
Vibrating alertSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity3500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15W
Talk time2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days
Standby20580 minutes | 343 hours | 14.3 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.46 W/Kg (head) | 1.01 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered
Arsalan Wahid AsgharI'm not getting updates for this phone and am stuck on android 7.0 any help here would be appreciated.
MobbinWhich bootloader ? And you are talking the snapdragon variant right ? Did you have a service provider ? I don't know if the unlocked ones get updated ....that's usually up to the carrier unless it's a whole new api .
Arsalan Wahid AsgharAs for the bootloader which one don't know ,but it's locked non rooted phone. It's AT&T carrier unlocked and not getting any ota updates for sure... Yes the phone is snapdragon variant (835) as mentioned above.
MobbinYou are not getting official updates because Samsung hasnt released them . They are still releasing Oreo Beta's (just released a 4th) and there is a Pie One UI release (leaked from the beta program) but the initial 8.0.0 release is the only stable release the carriers here are providing as of now . Samsung is holding off (alledgedly) updates in an attempt to block 3rd party periphereals from accessing there dex software .
Arsalan Wahid AsgharThanks for this info, really weird that Samsung is doing this