INTRODUCING THE NEW SAMSUNG GALAXY S8-T-Mobile
Key new features
- Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Bixby AI assistant with dedicated button
- Massive Infinity Display on the front
- Refined user interface
If you’re reading this section, you’re wondering one thing: what’s actually new about the Samsung Galaxy S8, and should you really care?
Well, in our eyes there are three major upgrades that Samsung fans will be most drawn to, beyond the impressive upgrades to power and performance throughout the phone.
The first is the new Infinity Display that adorns the front of the Galaxy S8, a massive 5.8-inch screen that wraps its way around most of the phone.
Yes, that’s right: it wraps, as this is a curved screen by default. There’s no flat version this year as Samsung saw how well-received the Galaxy S7 Edge was last year and decided to make that the flagship experience.
It’s a QHD resolution, but longer – just like the LG G6, the screen is in the longer 18.5:9 aspect ratio – which means some apps will initially display with bars left and right.
The screen on the S8 is also HDR-enabled, so if you’re paying extra on Netflix (or just using Amazon Prime Video) you’ll be able to get the superbly bright and colorful experience on your mobile.
The Galaxy S8 took the title by supporting more colors than rivals, an unhindered contrast ratio and the first screen certified by the UHD alliance. In short, the screen on the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks fantastic.
The second big change is the addition of another key on the phone, which will take you to the Bixby assistant. This is Samsung’s big play in the smartphone AI stakes, a contextual assistant that can work out what you need through voice, touch or the camera.