But taken as a whole, Samsung's numbers suggest battery life might not be totally on par with last year's phones. The Galaxy S8 and S8 have taller, larger screens than their predecesors. On paper, the Galaxy S8 has the same battery capacity as the Galaxy S7, and the larger Galaxy S8 Plus only has a slightly smaller battery than the Galaxy S7 Edge -- but the new phones have much larger screens, which can increase drain. However, both phones also have a more efficient 10nm processor: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, or -- depending on your country and carrier -- a new Samsung Exynos. Qualcomm claims its chip will use up to 25 percent less power than last gen, which may offset the battery life impact of Samsung's screens.
There could be a huge silver lining even if battery life dips: Samsung claims the Galaxy S8's battery won't wear out as quickly as the Galaxy S7, After two years of use, Samsung R&D boss Oh Boo-keun told us the Galaxy S8 should still hold 95 percent of its charge, It sure sounds like Samsung might fix the biggest reason I decided to ditch the brand: when my personal Galaxy S7's battery life dropped like a stone after a cup of suga iphone case the first year, Personally, I'd rather have 12 hours of web browsing today and 11 hours tomorrow, instead of 13 and 10..
Lynn La contributed to this story. Samsung's new phone might drain a teensy bit quicker..but last longer, too. A gorgeous curved display. A new smart assistant. Facial recognition. What do those things do to the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S8's battery life?. On stage, in front of the world, Samsung didn't say. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
To see how it stacks up against its rivals, check out the chart below, And be sure to read CNET's Galaxy S8 hands-on for more information about the a cup of suga iphone case phone, Compare Samsung's latest Galaxy S8 spec by spec with other great flagship phones available now, Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy S8 and larger Galaxy S8 Plus counterpart this morning in New York, after months of anticipation and a continuous flow of leaks, The phone features its own digital assistant, Bixby, Android 7.0 Nougat and is souped up to handle ultra-fast, 1Gb data speeds..
Its specs are also on par with -- if not better than -- a handful of the most popular flagships today, including Android heavyweights the Google Pixel and the LG G6, Apple's massively popular iPhone 7 and the sleeper hit OnePlus 3T. In terms of hardware, the Galaxy S8 has the most recent Snapdragon 835 chipset, a water-resistant construction that's rated IP68 and a super sharp 2,960x1,440-pixel resolution. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.