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    First image released of Samsung Galaxy S8 - Launching 29th March 2017

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    [via The Verge]

    The company is planning two screen sizes (5.8- and 6.2-inches) for the S8, its first flagship smartphone to follow last year’s Note 7 debacle. The big “infinity display” screens — larger than even the Note’s 5.7-inch display — have an unconventional aspect ratio of 18.5:9, according to the reports.

    Samsung is indeed planning a feature resembling Windows Continuum that will give the Galaxy S8 desktop PC-like functionality when plugged into an optional HDMI dock, the report says. And the phone will have a dedicated button to activate Samsung’s own take on the personal assistant, reportedly called Bixby, a new feature made possible by the company’s acquisition of Viv Labs in 2016. Venture Beat claims Bixby is “said to be able to handle more complex commands than its competitors” like Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant.

    The cameras on the S8 will go largely unchanged from last year’s model, but will gain new software features; the iris scanner first seen in the recalled Note 7 will also be carried over to Samsung’s latest smartphone. The device might be priced higher than the S7 that it’s succeeding; we should know more about that when Samsung holds its yet-to-be-announced Unpacked event in New York City in March.

    In Europe, the 5.8-inch model will retail for €799 and the 6.2-inch model at €899. Both go on sale April 21

    43 Comments

    Good guy, Samsung! Sticking with the headphone jack.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/tLQfm7dmGqxfa/giphy.gif

    Wish they would sort out Samsung pay in the uk

    Banned

    It looks like a phone to me

    Shame about the screen sizes in my opinion. I would prefer something a little smaller.

    joshp

    I would prefer something a little smaller.



    I get sick of hearing that

    The most explosive phone on the market!

    5.8in screen on a mainstream phone? Ridiculous size if true

    joshp

    X)I've never had that problem



    Don't worry, it's not all it's cracked up to be

    X)


    "In Europe, the 5.8-inch model will retail for €799 and the 6.2-inch model at €899. Both go on sale April 21"

    How much? oO

    Any news on the battery. Did they fix the problems they had.

    deeky

    Don't worry, it's not all it's cracked up to be ;)X)



    Damn, you saw my comment before I managed to delete it X)

    I'm going to regret saying that...
    Edited by: "joshp" 26th Jan

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    Tapsnad

    5.8in screen on a mainstream phone? Ridiculous size if true



    The aspect ratio means the S8/S8+ phones will be no wider at all than the S7/S7 edge.

    joshp

    "In Europe, the 5.8-inch model will retail for €799 and the 6.2-inch m … "In Europe, the 5.8-inch model will retail for €799 and the 6.2-inch model at €899. Both go on sale April 21"How much? oO



    Joke prices. I wonder what the ceiling is for phone prices before people start turning their back.

    5.8 vs 6.2" screen size? Why not just round it to 6" and then do massive production run helping keep the cost down and avoiding confusion.
    Edited by: "POWYSWALES" 26th Jan

    joshp

    "In Europe, the 5.8-inch model will retail for €799 and the 6.2-inch m … "In Europe, the 5.8-inch model will retail for €799 and the 6.2-inch model at €899. Both go on sale April 21"How much? oO



    5.8-inch model will retail for €799 and the 6.2-inch model at €899

    Let's hope they don't set the world on fire !

    good news for Xiaomi, way overpriced!

    The loss of the home button with fingerprint scanner is a real stinker to me - it was one of my favourite things about Samsungs - with the added bonus of the camera quick-launch. I know some people prefer fingerprint sensors on the rear but they just aren't for me.

    Maybe this will have some sort of haptic button in the screen (with a similar effect to the iPhone 7) but I'm not sure how that will work.

    deeky

    I get sick of hearing that


    Oh deeky you stud muffin

    deeky

    Don't worry, it's not all it's cracked up to be ;)X)



    ​walking round with the wheelbarrow is a killer.

    well that is clearly micro usb so it's got to be fake since the a3/a5 2017 and the note 7 all have usb-c

    I was hoping to upgrade my note 4 to this, but I think I'll just keep it till it fully gives up on me!!

    Doesn't look that great and can't imagine not having an s pen with such a big screen.

    shabbird

    Any news on the battery. Did they fix the problems they had.



    No mate they left the exploding ones in. Ha

    Graham1979

    No mate they left the exploding ones in. Ha


    Just like the replacement ones.

    Well this model will probably be bang up to date. Probably will sell like hot potatoes.

    shabbird

    Any news on the battery. Did they fix the problems they had.



    ​No they thought they'd leave it

    So it looks like a phone. What's the big deal? It can't travel through space and time and it isnt bigger on the inside than the outside. Don't see the appeal

    Prefer waaa weee personally.

    Oneday77

    Well this model will probably be bang up to date. Probably will sell like … Well this model will probably be bang up to date. Probably will sell like hot potatoes.



    Looks like a Micro USB to me... I bloody hope not.

    browneyone

    well that is clearly micro usb so it's got to be fake since the a3/a5 … well that is clearly micro usb so it's got to be fake since the a3/a5 2017 and the note 7 all have usb-c


    Well spotted, I agree.

    Please no glass back, so damn fragile. Cracked it on both my Note 5 & Note 7 with very minor falls

    benjammin316

    Please no glass back, so damn fragile. Cracked it on both my Note 5 & … Please no glass back, so damn fragile. Cracked it on both my Note 5 & Note 7 with very minor falls



    It is glass on the back if these renders are correct. it has the fingerprint scanner in a stupid position, it apparently doesn't have much of a camera upgrade to last year's and it is likely to be £100 more than last year's S7 launch price - so around £649 for the smaller model. I'm not feeling all that excited about this, personally. I'm not the guy that creams his pants over slim bezels though, and that seems to be the big thing in the S8 this year - and phones generally. I kind of like some bezel so that I don't constantly catch things on the screen...and so I can use a screen protector!

    With things like the Lenovo P2 in the world I honestly don't get why someone would spend an extra £450 on an Android like this - I get that the camera will be a lot better, and it no doubt makes people erect when they perform Antutu tests with it but aside from that...it's just just another Android with the same apps and notifications and shiz.


    Edited by: "misterleoni" 27th Jan

    psychobitchfromhell

    So it looks like a phone. What's the big deal? It can't travel through … So it looks like a phone. What's the big deal? It can't travel through space and time and it isnt bigger on the inside than the outside. Don't see the appeal



    It does travel through space and time. It will travel into the future and it will travel in your pocket.

    delboyd

    Looks like a Micro USB to me... I bloody hope not.



    Its hard to tell, it might just be the angle it's at. If it is micro USB then the pictures are fake everyone but apple will be USB C this year and maybe even apple too.

    CoeK

    It does travel through space and time. It will travel into the future … It does travel through space and time. It will travel into the future and it will travel in your pocket.


    And I suppose it will be bigger on the inside when they battery explodes

    psychobitchfromhell

    And I suppose it will be bigger on the inside when they battery explodes



    Quite possibly, though unlikely they will make the same mistake again. Was a shame though i wanted a note 7 and apparently it was very good apart from the danger issue.

    CoeK

    Quite possibly, though unlikely they will make the same mistake again. … Quite possibly, though unlikely they will make the same mistake again. Was a shame though i wanted a note 7 and apparently it was very good apart from the danger issue.


    One would hope not but they took their own sweet time to deal with that problem .

    psychobitchfromhell

    One would hope not but they took their own sweet time to deal with that … One would hope not but they took their own sweet time to deal with that problem .


    They recalled it before i could even buy one, not sure how much quicker they could be.

    shabbird

    Any news on the battery. Did they fix the problems they had.



    ​No. They've decided to just launch with a 'fingers crossed' attitude after a billion pound write down. That's what big companies do.
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