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Samsung Galaxy S8 unboxed

20 April, 2017, 06:57 | Author: Nadine Todd

"The Galaxy S8 was built with an adaptive display that optimizes the color range, saturation, and sharpness depending on the environment". If true, that would make the Note 8 the first dual-camera Samsung phone.

Of course, the new Galaxy S8 is much more than just a pretty face. It also offers a new 10nm processor and software optimizations that come closer than ever before to matching the iPhone's performance (closer, yes, but the gap is still quite wide), as well as a ton of nifty features users will appreciate.

More than one million of the new Galaxy S8 phone have been ordered in advance in South Korea, setting a new record for Samsung's home market, company spokesman Eric Sohn said. The battery in the S8 series is glued-in, which implies Samsung thought the battery issue with the Note 7 was a manufacturing quality issue and not a design one. In those posts, we covered 5 ways the Galaxy S8 is better than the iPhone 7 and 5 ways the iPhone 7 is better than the Galaxy S8.

The Galaxy S8 comes in two screen sizes.

The devices have an Exynos Octa core (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHZ Quad) processor.

"These devices will offer our consumers a gateway to a new mobile life where the power of innovation will carry them beyond barriers", Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, told reporters at the launch event. It also features a 12MP rear and 8MP front camera, 3,000 mAh battery.

The headline number is welcome news for Samsung. But in 2017, Samsung made a decision to use the exact same camera hardware that it has been using for the past year.

The prices do seem to be on the higher side when compared to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, but that's usually how it is with every manufacturer.

That suggests Samsung was close to including dual-cameras on the larger of its most recent flagship, but chose not to at the last minute. Among these three phones, I think it's impossible to name a clear victor.

Samsung also launched Gear VR controller and Gear 360 Camera at the event.

"My two Galaxy S8 units are accurately calibrated and don't show any red tinting when everything is set to the Factory Defaults, DisplayMate's Raymond Soneira said in an email to BGR".

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