Sunday 18 August, 2019

Unboxed: Samsung S8

Product Specialist, Leonardo Silva gives us a full rundown of Samsung's latest devices as well as its suite of accessories. 

Among the new features is Samsung's new intelligent assistant, Bixby, a virtual assistant to rival Siri. 

Both the S8 and S8 Edge feature an infinity display with a higher screen to body ratio than ever before. Additionally, the removal of the physical home key replaced with an invisible home key that responds to pressure.

With the two phones, Samsung has once again raised the game with a camera that utilises multi-frame image processing to deliver the best image. 

To take better selfies and for video calling, the front-facing camera has been upgraded to an 8-megapixel camera and the main, rear-mounted camera will be a 12MP sensor with a f/1.7 aperture similar to the Galaxy S7.

Bixby has been integrated into the camera app, so you can select images in the viewfinder and Bixby will scan it and identify it.

Also included is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device, next to the camera, and a face unlock feature.

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