Outside The Box

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Outside The Box

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Reinvents what a Smartphone can be.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Reinvents what a Smartphone can be.

Published on March 30, 2017

I was excited for the Unbox Your Phone event for Samsung Galaxy S8, because as a big fan of smartphones and gadgets, I knew Samsung was one of the biggest innovators. Every time they make an announcement there is always a big new reinvention or feature. When the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were unveiled, I wasn’t disappointed.

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We imagine a smartphone as glass screen surrounded by a white or black border of metal. Samsung’s new Infinity Display goes beyond edge-to-edge. It completely removed the edges and angles, creating a completely immersive experience. S8 comes in 5.8-inch while S8+ comes in 6.2-inch, but it’s more than just a bigger screen, it’s a display that feels like it’s going beyond the curved borders of the phone.

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You’re probably wondering, “okay but what about selfies/picture quality?” Well don’t you worry the device’s 12MP Dual Pixel with F1.7 lens and multi-frame capability means that it doesn’t matter if your subject is moving or in low-light settings, your photos are gonna look beautiful to compliment that Infinity Display.

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For you tech nerds out there you’ll be happy to know the S8 and S8+ pack some serious hardware. The IP68-certified phone is safe from dust and water, allowing you to take this with you without having to worry about small amounts of water or dirt. Not to mention 64GB of storage, from S7’s 32GB, expandable up to 256GB. The battery is also incredibly energy efficient with 3000mAh for the S8 and 3500mAh for the S8+ plus a 1mn mobile processor that boosts multitasking capabilities while saving energy.

Another great introduction is the mobile assistant Bixby. Bixby isn’t your every day mobile assistant. Bixby Voice does all the usual things like voice commands and making schedules, but the highlight feature is Bixby Visual. You can use your camera to search location, shopping nearby, give you details, and even extract text for you to copy and save.

Finally Samsung Galaxy S8 reinvents the smartphone with Samsung DeX. All you need is the DeX dock, a mouse, a keyboard, and a screen and Bixby will transform into a desktop computer! Thanks to Samsung DeX, you can do anything a mobile phone and a laptop can do, all from portable items you can carry around. It’s like having a Nintendo Switch for phones!

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So what’s an “unboxed” phone? It’s a phone whose display is immersive and infinite. It’s a phone with a mobile assistant that can do amazing things with the touch of a button. It’s a phone that isn’t just a phone but a computer in your pocket. It’s the Samsung Galaxy S8. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are available for pre-order on April 17 to April 29, and I can’t wait to pick up mine!

Marty the Smarty