Samsung Galaxy S8 Series Gets Better With EPEAT Gold Rating

Samsung Galaxy S8
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has received the required Gold rating from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, which is shortly called as EPEAT. The main purpose of the rating is to evaluate the eco-friendliness of electronic devices.

In addition to other criteria, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are aggressively tested based on material selection, product longevity and the social contributions of the manufacturer. Moreover, the overall energy saving parameters during both usage and production are also considered.

The EPEAT rating has been provided to Samsung after the award committee decided that the devices manufactured by the company fall in line with the sustainable development. It includes packaging a charger that enhances the efficiency of the chargers including the use of recycled plastics as accessories.

Previously, the Samsung Galaxy S8 series received the prestigious ECOLOGO Gold Certification based on the ANSI/UL 110 standard for smartphone sustainability. Moreover, the devices also got a Carbon Footprint Label exclusively from the Carbon Trust and Vitality Leaf eco-label from the Russian Ecological Union.

Specifications wise, the Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED QHD (2960x 1440, 570 PPI) Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 12MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera powered by a 3000mAh battery. In addition to the fingerprint scanner, the Galaxy S8 also features an Iris scanner alongside standard sensors.

Talking about Samsung Galaxy S8+, the handset comes with a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED QHD Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, 12MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera loaded with Android 7.1 Nougat. The handset gets the required power from the integrated 3500mAh battery coupled with support for all major sensors and connectivity features.

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