Justin Denison, SVP Product Strategy of Samsung America is up
Today marks a new beginning for Samsung and the industry
More screen in "a completely new form factor"
LG's sitting over there going "wait a minute,"
And we're back on comparing the newest phone of 2017 to phones from 1992.
Apparently time just stopped in the 2000s. You know, when the iPhone was announced.
They have the same screens they had 10 years ago.
Reminder: the OG iPhone had a 3.5-inch display.
Samsung's S8 has an Infinity Display. Narrow bezels, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, curved sides, and rounded corners.
No button on the front, so it's a seamless piece of glass on a perfectly symmetrical device.
5.8 inch screen on the GS8,
Made every component smaller, as tech companies do.
"Redesigned from the inside out to unbox screen and release its infinite potential."
More screen means better mutlitasking, less scrolling, more immersive video.
Richer and more vibrant with a Mobile HDR Premium certification from the UHD alliance.
Teamed up with Amazon Prime to bring HDR to mobile.
(this is stuff LG did at MWC)
Optional new ClearView cover that will allow you to prop up the phone.
With no physical home button up front, there's now a pressure-sensitive virtual home button
There's a whole new design language at play here, and it's far less gaudy than Samsungs of the past.
It's running Android 7 Nougat, though the new interface is different than Nougat on the Galaxy S7. Go figure.
Uses same great camera sensor as GS7
New software, though, with multi-frame processing to find
"the perfect shot".
Many people will take "more than 25,000 selfies" in their lifetimes. O_o
Front-facing camera 8MP with smart and fast autofocus.
IP68 water and dust resistant.
10nm smartphone processor, they say.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 we call it.
Samsung has created a new processor for the Galaxy S8! But what it's not saying is that some units will have a Qualcomm chip, and some will have an Exynos chip.
10nm = 10,000 tranisitors on the width of a human hair
Faster, more powerful, and more efficient than any previous Galaxy phone.
3000mAh battery on the GS8, 3500mAh on GS8+
And wireless charging too.
Swanky new charging pads, though. Looks like leather.