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Published March 29, 2017

2016 was a rough year for Samsung. Exploding phones dominated the headlines. It got to the point where everything was recalled, and you could be kicked off a flight if you owned a Galaxy Note 7. What’s the solution for this? Coming correct with their next flagship smartphone.

Today Samsung held an event where they revealed several new products. The one catching the most buzz is the Samsung Galaxy S8.¬†For those of you who don’t have the time to watch the entire press conference; I’ve created a list of new features that summarizes everything for you. Here’s what’s new in the Galaxy S8

  • The S8 will come in two variants. The S8 and S8+
  • The S8 features a 5.8-inch screen & The S8+ features a 6.2-inch screen
  • Features mobile HDR (better colors while streaming)
  • The home button has been moved to below the display & is touch sensitive
  • Launching in 5 colors (Black, Silver, Gold, Blue, Purple)
  • Back camera features multi-frame¬†image processing (takes multiple photos & combines them for higher quality low-light images)
  • Water & dust resistant
  • CPU is 10% faster than the S7, and the GPU is 21% faster
  • S8 features a 3000mah better, and the S8 features a 3500mah
  • Vertical or horizontal wireless charging
  • Promises of no explosive batteries
  • Eye scanner for unlocking phone, finger scanner in the back
  • $99 wireless headphones come packaged in
  • New ai assistant named Bixby
  • Samsung Dex allows you to boot up your phone on your PC

Here’s a 10-minute condensed version of the press conference if you want to learn a bit more about the latest Samsung phone.

     

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