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 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 protective case + ring for apple iphone xs max - black scallop 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 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 protective case + ring for apple iphone xs max - black scallop and, in the US, send you to Amazon to buy them..
"A lot of [our competitors' AI assistants] are more glorified extensions of search," says Injong Rhee, head of R&D for Samsung's mobile software and services operations. "We're looking at revolutionizing the phone interface."People looking for those handy search options on the Galaxy S8 can ask Google Assistant for help by pressing the phone's digital home button. Even with the flashy new features on the Galaxy S8, Samsung knows it has to work to win back customers. "I won't ever use a Samsung phone again," says Ty Gates. The 26-year-old from Los Angeles says he can't shake off his battery concerns after his Note 7 overheated in his pants pocket one night while he and his girlfriend were out having dinner. The phone didn't catch fire, but it stopped working. "If that happened before, who's to say it won't happen again?"Samsung is counting on its new safety check to "gain a little bit of trust," says Lee Young-hee, head of marketing for Samsung's mobile business. "Fortunately, we are seeing our customers generous enough [to say], 'I believe in Samsung. [It was a] one-time mistake.' That's what we are hoping for."Mikey Martin, 21, is one of those customers. He held onto his Note 7 despite the two recalls and multiple incentives by Samsung to switch to another Galaxy device. Martin eventually gave the Note 7 up after Verizon disabled his wireless service. He's now using an iPhone 5C with a broken microphone as a holdover until the Galaxy S8 arrives.