Samsung continues to maintain the younger Lee's innocence. It's against that backdrop that I lay my eyes -- and my hands -- on the reason I'm here. The Galaxy S8 feels different from any other phone I've held. It's much taller and narrower. What really catches my attention, though, is just how big that black screen is. It stretches nearly across the entire front of the phone, curving slightly around the long sides to give the effect it goes on forever. This is Samsung's new "Infinity Display," which builds on its earlier Edge curved screen technology. The Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the S8 Plus, ditch the physical home button so Samsung can cram the bigger screen into the device.
The frame around the display is almost nonexistent, In fact, 83 percent of the phone's front is screen, The Galaxy S8 is also 9.8mm (about 0.4 inch) narrower and 9.3mm (0.12 inch) shorter than Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, yet its display is larger -- 5.8 inches versus 5.5 inches, The "contradiction" for consumers "is they want to have a bigger screen size but a small form factor," says Kim Gae-youn, vice president of Samsung's smartphone new york case for apple iphone 7 and 8 - clear/lace hummingbird black product planning and product manager for the Galaxy S8, "To solve that issue, we have to use the Edge technology."And yes, of course, they addressed the battery..
Samsung says it's altered the battery so it starts with a lower capacity than the one in the Galaxy S7 Edge but should last longer because of energy management software and other tweaks. After about six months of use, it will have better battery life than batteries in its previous devices, Samsung claims. That's because the company focused on making the battery more durable and able to withstand hundreds of charging cycles. "Where most batteries hold about 80 percent of their charge after two years, this battery should be capable of 95 percent of its original capacity," says Oh Boo-keun, vice president of Samsung's mobile R&D team. He oversees the division's battery technology development.
While Samsung isn't giving up on the Note line (Koh says Samsung will create a Note 8), today is all about the Galaxy S8, its new mainstream phone, It doesn't replace the Note 7, and it isn't that device's successor, The S and Note lines have coexisted new york case for apple iphone 7 and 8 - clear/lace hummingbird black since the first Note phablet went on sale in late 2011, But the truth is the S line has always been more important, The Note represents about 12 percent of Samsung phones in use globally, while the Samsung S models make up 60 percent, according to Creative Strategies..
Samsung has also changed the phone's software. A new Samsung Connect app lets you control internet-connected appliances and TVs from one place. The Galaxy S8 also marks the debut of Bixby, a digital voice assistant. Like Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant, Bixby responds to spoken commands. Unlike those other smart assistants, though, Bixby focuses on controlling the phone, not answering questions like, "Who was the 30th president of the United States?" Bixby can do things like find and edit photos in your image gallery, as well as identify landmarks, types of wine and text for translation. It can also recognize photos of products and, in the US, send you to Amazon to buy them.