Samsung is just killing it with hardware design lately, and with the Galaxy S8, the most impressive hardware in mobile steps it up a notch. The phone comes in two sizes: the regular S8 at 5.8 inches and the S8+ at 6.2 inches. And I never thought I would say this, but I prefer the big one. I actually want a phone with a display over 6 inches!
I'll have to use the S8 a lot more to form an opinion about Samsung's latest software. But from the time I spent kicking the tires of some pre-production demo units, I think it's clear that Samsung has made the most feature-rich phone in memory. And it all starts with a really, really big display.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Galaxy S8 is that, while it still looks very Samsung-y thanks to curved sides, it’s basically all display. Samsung calls this new design “infinity display,” and it’s built with the same top-quality Super AMOLED technology used on other recent devices, with support for HDR and wide color gamuts. But just as LG has done with the G6, Samsung dropped the 16:9 aspect ratio most phones use and opted for a taller 18.5:9 ratio display, with only the tiniest bezel above and below (just enough room for the front camera and iris scanner). And, yes, that’s 18.5—I confirmed with Samsung that the resolution is 2960x1440, not 2880x1440 as is the resolution of the LG G6.
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