Pretty much everything that was rumored up until this point has held up. The physical home button is gone in favor of a persistent on-screen button. And speaking of the screen, it's kinda huge. They've opted for the "extra tall" approach that seems to be all the rage these days, boasting a resolution of 2960 x 1440, 400 pixels "taller" than the QHD they've been running thus far.
That's not quite ultra wide QHD (which would be 3440 pixels at a 21:9 aspect ratio). It works out to 37:18 if you want it without decimal places or 18.5:9 for ease of comparison. Also for comparison, the LG G6 has a 2880 x 1440 pixel screen, which works out to an 18:9 aspect ratio. One big difference is that the AMOLED screen on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ features the signature curve we know from the edge series.
Speaking of the screen, both the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ have the same screen resolution, but they're different sizes. In both cases, they're kinda big. The S8 has a 5.8-inch display and the S8+ runs a 6.2-inch. Other highlights include Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung Experience (RIP TouchWiz), a fingerprint sensor on the back, an iris scanner on the front (like the late Galaxy Note7, face detection to unlock your phone, a Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 9, 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, Bixby AI assistant, USB-C, and a 3000/3500mAh battery.
Check out a couple of videos from The Verge, first with their impressions, followed by a 10-minute supercut of the Samsung presentation itself.
And for more of a fun and less of a tech-oriented look at the Galaxy S8+, here's Casey Neistat. Because of course here's Casey Neistat.
Pricing, as you'd imagine, will be determined at the carrier level. Unlocked models will likely start in the US$700+ range. Pre-orders are being taken now with the official launch to follow in late April. Start saving up those Bison Dollars!