Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

30-03-2017

(UsKings.us) Samsung on Wednesday announced the Galaxy S8, its follow-up to one of the most popular and best smartphones of 2016, the Galaxy S7.

We had some hands-on time with the Galaxy S8 before the announcement. What we saw was a beautiful smartphone that stands out with its design and features.

Check it out:

Here they are, Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Note the ultra-narrow top and bottom borders.

Here they are, Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Note the ultra-narrow top and bottom borders.

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If the screens look tall, that's because they're taller than those of most smartphones.

Both models have 18.5:9 aspect ratios, while most smartphones have a standard 16:9 aspect ratio.

By having tall screens, the Galaxy S8 can look large while still staying manageable in your hands. Tall screens also show more of your apps at once.

This is the Galaxy S8, which has a 5.8-inch AMOLED display.

This is the Galaxy S8, which has a 5.8-inch AMOLED display.

 

And this is the Galaxy S8 Plus, which has a 6.2-inch AMOLED display.

And this is the Galaxy S8 Plus, which has a 6.2-inch AMOLED display.

 

They have glass backs, just like the Galaxy S7, and they'll be available in black, a somewhat purple-gray, and silver. Unlike the Galaxy S7, though, the S8 won't come in a gold color option.

They have glass backs, just like the Galaxy S7, and they'll be available in black, a somewhat purple-gray, and silver. Unlike the Galaxy S7, though, the S8 won't come in a gold color option.

 

 

The metal borders along the S8's edges are more polished than they were on the S7, making for a shinier, almost steel-like finish.

The metal borders along the S8's edges are more polished than they were on the S7, making for a shinier, almost steel-like finish.

 

You'll find a USB-C port and a headphone jack on the bottom of the S8. You can really see the steel-like finish here, too.

You'll find a USB-C port and a headphone jack on the bottom of the S8. You can really see the steel-like finish here, too.

 

The home button has been replaced by an invisible, pressure-sensitive button under the glass panel. You'll also find Android function buttons on the bottom of the screen instead of Samsung's usual capacitive buttons.

The home button has been replaced by an invisible, pressure-sensitive button under the glass panel. You'll also find Android function buttons on the bottom of the screen instead of Samsung's usual capacitive buttons.

 

And the screens have rounded corners, too.

And the screens have rounded corners, too.

 

Samsung moved the fingerprint reader to the back on the Galaxy S8, just to the right of the camera.

Samsung moved the fingerprint reader to the back on the Galaxy S8, just to the right of the camera.

 

Speaking of the camera, it's a similar 12-megapixel shooter as the S7 with a few minor enhancements to make photos look clearer and sharper.

Speaking of the camera, it's a similar 12-megapixel shooter as the S7 with a few minor enhancements to make photos look clearer and sharper.

 

It still has the dual-pixel autofocus technology that gave the S7 its incredibly fast autofocus.

 

 

 

According to businessinsider.com


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