Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are smartphones that converge many innovation and technology today, expected to become the flagship among flagships. With the modern technology Samsung invested heavily, S8 and S8+ promises to change the world of smartphones.
The opening of new technology trend: the 18.5:9 curved display screen
The first and most striking feature of the revolution is the fact that the OLED screen bends over two sides with a unique 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen is called Samsung Infinity Display Screen with more breakthrough technology. Not only curved on the two sides, but also curved four corners to create a sense of coherence with the overall design.
It’s because of the 18.5: 9 ratio that makes a lot of difference to the Galaxy S8. It is most obvious that this screen will make the machine longer and narrower but still retain the 5.8 and 6.2 inch screen size on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. This makes holding the machine easier on the hands than traditional screens with much larger display sizes.
While smartphone makers have been stymied in finding a better user experience for the screen without increasing the size of their phones, Samsung has the right answer.
The application of 18.5: 9 screen ratio is also the best way to put the virtual navigation keys on the screen without affecting the experience of use. This is also the way for Samsung to enter the Virtual Home button on the screen. This pressure-sensitive Home button is also a new step for Samsung replacing the traditional Home button.
Another advantage is the optimization of the display help information appear more to enhance the entertainment experience, whether surfing Facebook or watching movies and playing games.
Immediately, a race No screen edge, OLED curved, No home button of the rest companies start. Chinese and American firms have begun copying Samsung’s ideas. Even big companies such as Apple and Google are taking steps to prepare to follow Samsung.
According to new information, Apple has ordered 70 million Samsung OLED panels to prepare for the new iPhone. Google has also invested $880 million for LG to produce OLED panels. It is worth noting that based on the leaked images, the design of the iPhone 8 is very similar to the Galaxy S8.
It’s time to think beyond smartphone boundaries
Samsung’s DeX accessory kit allows the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to connect to monitors and peripherals to experience the same desktop experience. More specifically, instead of enlarging the Android interface, Samsung combined with some app makers to create a desktop interface that made the experience even better. Samsung DeX also has ports like USB, HDMI, USB-C to increase the ability to connect to peripherals.
Previously, Microsoft had the same idea with the Continuum accessory kit on the Lumia 950/950XL. However, Microsoft’s device was not as successful as expected. Although, the configuration of the Lumia 950 and 950XL are the flagships, but the experience on the Continuum is not really impressive and far behind Windows 10 on PC models. Windows 10 Mobile was not optimized at the time to deliver better performance, combined with poor applications that left the user uninterested with Continuum. Second, Microsoft seems to forget that to make a trend, you need to have a really good smartphone.
However, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are heavily invested by Samsung in research. The S8/S8+ itself is also the best smartphone currently. The first is a powerful configuration with the Exynos 8895 chip and 4GB of RAM promising a smoother desktop experience. Moreover, Samsung also optimizes the display interface and incorporates both software and applications that make the Samsung DeX really useful. Combined with the highly customizable Android platform and huge app store, including applications from Microsoft and Adobe, Samsung Dex overcame weaknesses on the Continuum.
It can be said this time, Galaxy S8 and S8+ are very solid steps to help Samsung strengthen stronger position of its market leader. The duo, with their technological breakthroughs, will surely open up new trends for the smartphone market this year.