Samsung believes this positioning is justified, since there is no goal to achieve maximum sales for the S8 / S8 + in the first two quarters, these devices will be in short supply (which does not mean A Very Nice House For Rent In Gacuriro which will not be possible buy them calmly, it's just that the demand will be high from operators and distributors, there will be a fight for them, however, it has already begun). All this suggests that the officially delivered devices will not fall in price quickly, the Russian consumer was convinced of this by the example of the S7 / S7 EDGE, that they remained at the same price level for an unusually long time, and fell in price only with the change in the ruble exchange rate.

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S8/S8+ will start selling in South Korea and the US on April 21st, pre-orders will start collecting earlier. Russia and other countries fall into the second wave, our devices will appear in the second half of May. Presumably, the younger version will cost 52,990 rubles, the older one - 62,990 rubles (similar to the cost of the iPhone 7/7 Plus). As usual, there are gifts for pre-orderers, you will find out exactly what it will be in the next couple of weeks.

From the point of view of the market, Samsung has not changed the positioning of its flagships in any way, these are the most technologically advanced devices that you can find. Maximum opportunities for maximum cost.

Design and ergonomics

There were many leaks of the appearance of the Galaxy S8, the older and younger models are completely the same, only their size differs. For example, you can look at this device in these photos, they correctly convey how it looks. This is a regular Galaxy S8.

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Rejection of the mechanical key on the front panel is dictated by the fact that the screen has grown, it has been stretched vertically, its geometry has changed. An important point is that the growth of the screen diagonal did not affect the size of smartphones, they remained plus or minus the same and fit very well in the hand. Comparing the S7 and S8, I can say that the difference is cardinal, the new device in terms of ergonomics will give the old man a hundred points head start, it lies well in the hand. Approximately the same sensations were during the transition from S6 EDGE to S7 EDGE, then the ergonomics were greatly tightened. Here, they clearly used the developments from Note 7, the rounding of the front and back panels, due to this the phone does not crash into the hand, the edges are not felt, which is nice.

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It is impossible to call the device slippery, it holds well in the hand. The lower part of the screen has functional touch keys, and they are active, including when the screen is locked. For example, you can double-tap in the middle to bring up the camera (there is a similar double-tap on the button on most Samsung smartphones).

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The fact that the fingerprint sensor was moved to the back surface was a forced measure, in the first prototypes the sensor was inscribed in the screen. But this zone differed in color, the sensor was not transparent enough. As a result, it has been sent back for development, and the technology is expected to appear in the Note 8 in fall 2017. The location of the sensor on the rear surface near the camera, at first glance, is not entirely successful. As a user of all Samsung flagships, I'm used to the sensor on the front panel, I think this is the most logical and convenient location. It took me a long time to get used to the rear sensor. However, you can get used to it, and it's not even annoying, the finger itself finds the sensor, it's made a little rough. Due to the proximity to the camera, sometimes you touch and dirty the lens, in a word, this is a minus in ergonomics, but you can’t think of anything else, the side surfaces are inaccessible, there is almost no space under the screen.

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Operating system Android 7.0
Network LTE Cat. 16*
*May vary by market and carrier
Dimensions / weight 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 .0 mm, 155 g 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g
Processor Eight cores, 64-bit, 10nm process
Memory 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64 GB (UFS 2.1)
Screen 5.8” (146.5mm)1 Quad HD+
(2960x1440), (570dpi)
6.2” (158.1mm)1 Quad HD+
(2960x1440), (529dpi)
1 screen measured diagonally, counting only the full rectangle, not rounded corners
Camera Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
Battery capacity 3000mAh 3500mAh
Wired and wireless fast charging
Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Payment technologies Samsung Pay (NFC, MST)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC,
location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*) < br/>*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Sensors Accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass, hall sensor, heart rate sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, iris scanner, pressure sensor
Sound MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB,
FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

S8/S8+ has several color schemes (for simplicity, let's not repeat both model numbers, since they are the same, I will say S8, meaning both devices), there are new colors, for example, purple. Will all colors be available in all markets? I think not, some colors in Russia will not be initially available.

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This picture is suitable for size comparison, it will roughly describe what the new devices look like.

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As in previous devices, the 3.5 mm jack is retained here, but the main connector is USB Type C. Other features include IP68 water protection. The SIM card slot is combined, that is, you get either two SIM cards, or one SIM card and a microSD memory card.

On the front side, above the screen, you can see an 8-megapixel camera, as well as a 3.7-megapixel IRIS scanner and IR illumination to illuminate the face. The resolution of the IRIS scanner has increased, as well as the accuracy, recognition speed compared to Note 7.

Display

Samsung has come up with a marketing term for the new vertically elongated screens - Infinity Display, or an infinite screen. It does not occupy the entire front surface at all, but the feeling from the first use and then is such that you go from watching a small TV in the kitchen to a large comfortable panel. Given that the size of the devices has not changed much, the larger size of the screens is very hard on the mind. At QHD-resolution (for now we will consider it as such), the screens are of high quality, there are no separate dots and other roughness. These are the latest generation SuperAMOLED matrices, the technology has been improved compared to Note 7, it has become even more advanced. The brightness adjustment algorithm has changed depending on the ambient light conditions, the AlwaysOn Display mode has expanded - the devices have become even a little better in this aspect. On-screen buttons are hidden in applications, there is almost never a need for them.

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In the younger device, the diagonal is 5.7 inches, in the older one - 6.2 inches.

In my opinion, there is nothing better in terms of the screen on the market, already on March 29 we will be able to read a detailed, professional comparison of these screens from DisplayMate, I am sure that they will find many little things that will show what exactly has changed in the displays. From myself, I’ll just say that the displays, as always, are the strongest side of the Galaxy line. As well as in current models, you can change the screen resolution and, accordingly, performance and operating time.

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Battery

Built-in batteries have a capacity of 3000 and 3500 mAh respectively, there is wireless charging built into the case, fast charging. Everything is typical for the company's flagships, I would like to note the new power saving modes, in some ways they are more aggressive, which translates into a slightly longer operating time. For example, the video playback time is about 18-19 hours at maximum brightness. On average, the devices will work one to two days, depending on your settings and what you use. There is no particular breakthrough, but certain improvements are observed.

Chipset, memory, performance

4 GB of RAM (6 GB in Chinese version), 64 GB of internal memory, and memory cards up to 2 TB are supported. For the American market, devices will run on Snapdragon 835, to some extent this is a Samsung exclusive, competitors on this chipset will appear later. All over the world, S8 comes out on Exynos 8895, it is one of the fastest processors. In synthetic tests, it produces very high numbers, for example, look at the results in Geekbench.

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Synthetic tests do not show how fast the device is, but I note that even in comparison with the S7 EDGE or Note 7, which I never had any complaints about the speed of work, the difference is noticeable, there is no gap between pressing and opening the application, the response almost instant. These devices are very, very fast. In balanced performance mode, the response is the same as on the current flagships, which is already excellent.

In terms of memory, we see a clear improvement in the form of the transition from UFS 2.0 to UFS 2.1. There are already a number of models on the market on UFS 2.1 (LG V20, Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design), they show very high speed on Android 7. What in reality reduces the boot time of the smartphone, as well as the time to switch between applications. In the line from Samsung, it is the eights that become the first devices with UFS 2.1.

Communications

USB 3.0 (Type C) is supported, for the first time in a smartphone Bluetooth 5.0 support appears, there are aptX and other codecs for sound.

Not everything is clear with LTE versions, theoretically LTE cat. 13/16 depending on the chipset vendor, but frequency aggregation will only be supported with software updates for specific countries and operators. In the LTE Advanced network, it shows the maximum theoretically possible speed, but I can’t say more yet, I have to understand this issue thoroughly myself (2x2 MU-MIMO).

In terms of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. As usual, Samsung has adapted everything that has appeared during this time. But here you also need to look at practice, especially compatibility with different routers and quality, stability.

It is not clear whether the test function (it is in the firmware) of broadcasting your programs to an external monitor will be launched, this is a kind of answer to Continuum from Microsoft. You connect your phone via HDMI or Wi-Fi to your monitor, and all your applications that you work with are displayed on it. You can open them in different windows, drag and drop, in a word, work as you like. All data is stored on the phone, and you just use the large screen and keyboard.

Cameras

The front camera received a resolution of 8 megapixels, as well as autofocus, it is fast, which allows you to get good pictures, including in dimly lit rooms. The main camera, at first glance, remained the same, that is, it is 12 megapixels, DualPixel technology. In fact, there are a lot of changes, for example, they improved the background blur mode, wide aperture, a new Burst Mode appeared, which became possible by adding its own memory to the camera (Sony IMX400 has the same technology, but it uses its own camera module). The video mode has an updated Slow Motion mode (1000 fps), which is interesting in a marketing aspect, but not for everyday use. On the other hand, there are crazy clips in the device's memory recorded in this mode, they are very beautiful (drops falling into a puddle in slow motion are wonderful). At the moment, there is no confirmation that this mode will be available on S8 / S8 +, since it may be reserved for Note 8, this has happened in the past - that is, it was physically possible, but it was closed in the software.

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Night Mode has been heavily redesigned to make shots more interesting for everyday use. But here you should already look at commercial samples.

In the bottom line, I want to say that fragmentary impressions of the camera are as follows - in daylight it is comparable to S7 EDGE, at night it is noticeably better. The camera has become noticeably faster in everything. Video modes have changed, this feature has obviously been worked on more than in previous years. But I repeat once again, we will evaluate according to commercial samples, it is too early to talk about what has changed and how.

In the settings of the device, the quality settings were not set to the maximum, hence the low resolution of the images.

Software features and some features

Samsung has redesigned Clean UI a little more, now it has become even more airy, it is perceived easier, the designations of the three touch keys have changed, the icons have changed, however, look at the picture.

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In general, I like how Android 7 looks on the Galaxy S7/S7 EDGE, here the interface is a little different, but very simple and clear, and most importantly, convenient. Although there is a whole cohort of people who, by default, do not like any add-ons over pure Android, but this seems nonsense to me - everything is done wisely and conveniently for everyday life.

The familiar S Voice has been rebranded, now it is called Bixby, it is a kind of analogue of Siri. The quality of voice recognition has improved, you can ask about anything, but, more interestingly, it is possible to control the phone, create entries in the calendar, as well as in other programs. In a word, the logical development of voice assistants.

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In terms of sound, we see about the same as in the Tab S3, there are improvements from AKG, plus AKG headphones should be included. Due to this, the sound should be better than previous models (I have not seen headphones and have not heard them, so all this is theoretical - Tab S3 sounds great, I hope it will be exactly the same here).

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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ flagships: specifications, price and delivery time

There are about 10 days left before the official announcement of the Galaxy S8 / S8 +, on March 29 in New York we will see the company's new flagships. So, it's time to discuss what exactly they will show us and what will be the difference with the current devices of the company. In this article I will try to talk about my impressions of the devices that I managed to get acquainted with fragmentarily. For obvious reasons, I don’t have any official characteristics, all photos are from open sources, so there may be slight discrepancies with what will be in the final version at the presentation. But you can get the impression of the flagships, as well as a comparison with current models. Let's go.

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Positioning

Since the Galaxy S4, the most successful Galaxy smartphones have been the S7/S7 EDGE, and the situation with the Note 7, which was removed from the market, unwittingly helped them in this. At the end of 2016, instead of Note 7, all advertising campaigns were focused on the "old" S7 / S7 EDGE, and it suddenly turned out that their potential was far from being exhausted. Moreover, these devices are still selling well today, while S7 EDGE sells better almost all over the world, the ratio to the regular, flat version is 2 to 1. most likely in the third or fourth quarter. What does this mean for S8/S8+? And this means a simple thing: new flagships will need to be divorced from the previous generation, and this will be achieved primarily at the expense of price. If in 2016 the difference in cost between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 was typical, then in 2017 the S7 and S8 will differ much more noticeably. Samsung's pricing strategy is changing, formally S8 + takes the place of Note 7, and the regular S8 gets up as S7 EDGE a year ago.

Samsung believes this positioning is justified, since there is no goal to achieve maximum sales for the S8 / S8 + in the first two quarters, these devices will be in short supply (which does not mean A Very Nice House For Rent In Gacuriro which will not be possible buy them calmly, it's just that the demand will be high from operators and distributors, there will be a fight for them, however, it has already begun). All this suggests that the officially delivered devices will not fall in price quickly, the Russian consumer was convinced of this by the example of the S7 / S7 EDGE, that they remained at the same price level for an unusually long time, and fell in price only with the change in the ruble exchange rate.

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S8/S8+ will start selling in South Korea and the US on April 21st, pre-orders will start collecting earlier. Russia and other countries fall into the second wave, our devices will appear in the second half of May. Presumably, the younger version will cost 52,990 rubles, the older one - 62,990 rubles (similar to the cost of the iPhone 7/7 Plus). As usual, there are gifts for pre-orderers, you will find out exactly what it will be in the next couple of weeks.

From the point of view of the market, Samsung has not changed the positioning of its flagships in any way, these are the most technologically advanced devices that you can find. Maximum opportunities for maximum cost.

Design and ergonomics

There were many leaks of the appearance of the Galaxy S8, the older and younger models are completely the same, only their size differs. For example, you can look at this device in these photos, they correctly convey how it looks. This is a regular Galaxy S8.

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Rejection of the mechanical key on the front panel is dictated by the fact that the screen has grown, it has been stretched vertically, its geometry has changed. An important point is that the growth of the screen diagonal did not affect the size of smartphones, they remained plus or minus the same and fit very well in the hand. Comparing the S7 and S8, I can say that the difference is cardinal, the new device in terms of ergonomics will give the old man a hundred points head start, it lies well in the hand. Approximately the same sensations were during the transition from S6 EDGE to S7 EDGE, then the ergonomics were greatly tightened. Here, they clearly used the developments from Note 7, the rounding of the front and back panels, due to this the phone does not crash into the hand, the edges are not felt, which is nice.

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It is impossible to call the device slippery, it holds well in the hand. The lower part of the screen has functional touch keys, and they are active, including when the screen is locked. For example, you can double-tap in the middle to bring up the camera (there is a similar double-tap on the button on most Samsung smartphones).

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The fact that the fingerprint sensor was moved to the back surface was a forced measure, in the first prototypes the sensor was inscribed in the screen. But this zone differed in color, the sensor was not transparent enough. As a result, it has been sent back for development, and this technology is expected to appear in the Note 8 in the fall of 2017. The location of the sensor on the rear surface near the camera, at first glance, is not entirely successful. As a user of all Samsung flagships, I'm used to the sensor on the front panel, I think this is the most logical and convenient location. It took me a long time to get used to the rear sensor. Nevertheless, you can get used to it, and it's not even annoying, the finger itself finds the sensor, it's made a little rough. Due to the proximity to the camera, sometimes you touch and dirty the lens, in a word, this is a minus in ergonomics, but you can’t think of anything else, the side surfaces are inaccessible, there is almost no space under the screen.

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Operating system Android 7.0
Network LTE Cat. 16*
*May vary by market and carrier
Dimensions / weight 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 .0 mm, 155 g 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g
Processor Eight cores, 64-bit, 10nm process
Memory 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64 GB (UFS 2.1)
Screen 5.8” (146.5mm)1 Quad HD+
(2960x1440), (570dpi)
6.2” (158.1mm)1 Quad HD+
(2960x1440), (529dpi)
1 screen measured diagonally, counting only the full rectangle, not rounded corners
Camera Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
Battery capacity 3000mAh 3500mAh
Wired and wireless fast charging
Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Payment technologies Samsung Pay (NFC, MST)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC,
location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*) < br/>*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Sensors Accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass, hall sensor, heart rate sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, iris scanner, pressure sensor
Sound MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB,
FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

S8/S8+ has several color schemes (for simplicity, let's not repeat both model numbers, since they are the same, I will say S8, meaning both devices), there are new colors, for example, purple. Will all colors be available in all markets? I think not, some colors in Russia will not be initially available.

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This picture is suitable for size comparison, it will roughly describe what the new devices look like.

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As in previous devices, the 3.5 mm jack is retained here, but the main connector is USB Type C. Other features include IP68 water protection. The SIM card slot is combined, that is, you get either two SIM cards, or one SIM card and a microSD memory card.

On the front side, above the screen, you can see an 8-megapixel camera, as well as a 3.7-megapixel IRIS scanner and IR illumination to illuminate the face. The resolution of the IRIS scanner has increased, as well as the accuracy, recognition speed compared to Note 7.

Display

Samsung has come up with a marketing term for the new vertically elongated screens - Infinity Display, or an infinite screen. It does not occupy the entire front surface at all, but the feeling from the first use and then is such that you go from watching a small TV in the kitchen to a large comfortable panel. Given that the size of the devices has not changed much, the larger size of the screens is very hard on the mind. At QHD-resolution (for now we will consider it as such), the screens are of high quality, there are no separate dots and other roughness. These are the latest generation SuperAMOLED matrices, the technology has been improved compared to Note 7, it has become even more advanced. The brightness adjustment algorithm has changed depending on the ambient light conditions, the AlwaysOn Display mode has expanded - the devices have become even a little better in this aspect. On-screen buttons are hidden in applications, there is almost never a need for them.

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In the younger device, the diagonal is 5.7 inches, in the older one - 6.2 inches.

In my opinion, there is nothing better in terms of the screen on the market, already on March 29 we will be able to read a detailed, professional comparison of these screens from DisplayMate, I am sure that they will find many little things that will show what exactly has changed in the displays. From myself, I’ll just say that the displays, as always, are the strongest side of the Galaxy line. As well as in current models, you can change the screen resolution and, accordingly, performance and operating time.

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Battery

Built-in batteries have a capacity of 3000 and 3500 mAh respectively, there is wireless charging built into the case, fast charging. Everything is typical for the company's flagships, I would like to note the new power saving modes, in some ways they are more aggressive, which translates into a slightly longer operating time. For example, the video playback time is about 18-19 hours at maximum brightness. On average, the devices will work one to two days, depending on your settings and what you use. There is no particular breakthrough, but certain improvements are observed.

Chipset, memory, performance

4 GB of RAM (6 GB in Chinese version), 64 GB of internal memory, and memory cards up to 2 TB are supported. For the American market, devices will run on Snapdragon 835, to some extent this is a Samsung exclusive, competitors on this chipset will appear later. All over the world, S8 comes out on Exynos 8895, it is one of the fastest processors. In synthetic tests, it produces very high numbers, for example, look at the results in Geekbench.

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ flagships: specs, price and delivery time

Synthetic tests do not show how fast the device is, but I note that even in comparison with the S7 EDGE or Note 7, which I never had any complaints about the speed of work, the difference is noticeable, there is no gap between pressing and opening the application, the response almost instant. These devices are very, very fast. In balanced performance mode, the response is the same as on the current flagships, which is already excellent.

In terms of memory, we're seeing a clear improvement in the transition from UFS 2.0 to UFS 2.1. There are already a number of models on the market on UFS 2.1 (LG V20, Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design), they show very high speed on Android 7. What in reality reduces the boot time of the smartphone, as well as the time to switch between applications. In the line from Samsung, it is the eights that become the first devices with UFS 2.1.

Communications

USB 3.0 (Type C) is supported, for the first time in a smartphone Bluetooth 5.0 support appears, there are aptX and other codecs for sound.

Not everything is clear with LTE versions, theoretically LTE cat. 13/16 depending on the chipset vendor, but frequency aggregation will only be supported with software updates for specific countries and operators. In the LTE Advanced network, it shows the maximum theoretically possible speed, but I can’t say more yet, I have to understand this issue thoroughly myself (2x2 MU-MIMO).

In terms of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. As usual, Samsung has adapted everything that has appeared during this time. But here you also need to look at practice, especially compatibility with different routers and quality, stability.

It is not clear whether the test function (it is in the firmware) of broadcasting your programs to an external monitor will be launched, this is a kind of answer to Continuum from Microsoft. You connect your phone via HDMI or Wi-Fi to your monitor, and all your applications that you work with are displayed on it. You can open them in different windows, drag and drop, in a word, work as you like. All data is stored on the phone, and you just use the large screen and keyboard.

Cameras

The front camera received a resolution of 8 megapixels, as well as autofocus, it is fast, which allows you to get good pictures, including in dimly lit rooms. The main camera, at first glance, remained the same, that is, it is 12 megapixels, DualPixel technology. In fact, there are a lot of changes, for example, they improved the background blur mode, wide aperture, a new Burst Mode appeared, which became possible by adding its own memory to the camera (Sony IMX400 has the same technology, but it uses its own camera module). The video mode has an updated Slow Motion mode (1000 fps), which is interesting in a marketing aspect, but not for everyday use. On the other hand, there are crazy clips in the device's memory recorded in this mode, they are very beautiful (drops falling into a puddle in slow motion are wonderful). At the moment, there is no confirmation that this mode will be available on S8 / S8 +, since it may be reserved for Note 8, this has happened in the past - that is, it was physically possible, but it was closed in the software.

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Night Mode has been heavily redesigned to make shots more interesting for everyday use. But here you should already look at commercial samples.

In the bottom line, I want to say that fragmentary impressions of the camera are as follows - in daylight it is comparable to S7 EDGE, at night it is noticeably better. The camera has become noticeably faster in everything. Video modes have changed, this feature has obviously been worked on more than in previous years. But I repeat once again, we will evaluate according to commercial samples, it is too early to talk about what has changed and how.

In the settings of the device, the quality settings were not set to the maximum, hence the low resolution of the images.

Software features and some features

Samsung has redesigned Clean UI a little more, now it has become even more airy, it is perceived easier, the designations of the three touch keys have changed, the icons have changed, however, look at the picture.

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ flagships: specs, price and delivery time

In general, I like how Android 7 looks on the Galaxy S7/S7 EDGE, here the interface is a little different, but very simple and clear, and most importantly, convenient. Although there is a whole cohort of people who, by default, do not like any add-ons over pure Android, but this seems nonsense to me - everything is done wisely and conveniently for everyday life.

The familiar S Voice has been rebranded, now it is called Bixby, it is a kind of analogue of Siri. The quality of voice recognition has improved, you can ask about anything, but, more interestingly, it is possible to control the phone, create entries in the calendar, as well as in other programs. In a word, the logical development of voice assistants.

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In terms of sound, we see about the same as in the Tab S3, there are improvements from AKG, plus AKG headphones should be included. Due to this, the sound should be better than previous models (I have not seen headphones and have not heard them, so all this is theoretical - Tab S3 sounds great, I hope it will be exactly the same here).

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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ flagships: specifications, price and delivery time

There are about 10 days left before the official announcement of the Galaxy S8 / S8 +, on March 29 in New York we will see the company's new flagships. So, it's time to discuss what exactly they will show us and what will be the difference with the current devices of the company. In this article I will try to talk about my impressions of the devices that I managed to get acquainted with fragmentarily. For obvious reasons, I don’t have any official characteristics, all photos are from open sources, so there may be slight discrepancies with what will be in the final version at the presentation. But you can get the impression of the flagships, as well as a comparison with current models. Let's go.

Content

Positioning

Since the Galaxy S4, the most successful Galaxy smartphones have been the S7/S7 EDGE, and the situation with the Note 7, which was removed from the market, unwittingly helped them in this. At the end of 2016, instead of Note 7, all advertising campaigns were focused on the "old" S7 / S7 EDGE, and it suddenly turned out that their potential was far from being exhausted. Moreover, these devices are still selling well today, while S7 EDGE sells better almost all over the world, the ratio to the regular, flat version is 2 to 1. most likely in the third or fourth quarter. What does this mean for S8/S8+? And this means a simple thing: new flagships will need to be divorced from the previous generation, and this will be achieved primarily at the expense of price. If in 2016 the difference in cost between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 was typical, then in 2017 the S7 and S8 will differ much more noticeably. Samsung's pricing strategy is changing, formally S8 + takes the place of Note 7, and the regular S8 gets up as S7 EDGE a year ago.

Samsung believes this positioning is justified, since there is no goal to achieve maximum sales for the S8 / S8 + in the first two quarters, these devices will be in short supply (which does not mean A Very Nice House For Rent In Gacuriro which will not be possible buy them calmly, it's just that the demand will be high from operators and distributors, there will be a fight for them, however, it has already begun). All this suggests that the officially delivered devices will not fall in price quickly, the Russian consumer was convinced of this by the example of the S7 / S7 EDGE, that they remained at the same price level for an unusually long time, and fell in price only with the change in the ruble exchange rate.

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S8/S8+ will start selling in South Korea and the US on April 21st, pre-orders will start collecting earlier. Russia and other countries fall into the second wave, our devices will appear in the second half of May. Presumably, the younger version will cost 52,990 rubles, the older one - 62,990 rubles (similar to the cost of the iPhone 7/7 Plus). As usual, there are gifts for pre-orderers, you will find out exactly what it will be in the next couple of weeks.

From the point of view of the market, Samsung has not changed the positioning of its flagships in any way, these are the most technologically advanced devices that you can find. Maximum opportunities for maximum cost.

Design and ergonomics

There were many leaks of the appearance of the Galaxy S8, the older and younger models are completely the same, only their size differs. For example, you can look at this device in these photos, they correctly convey how it looks. This is a regular Galaxy S8.

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Rejection of the mechanical key on the front panel is dictated by the fact that the screen has grown, it has been stretched vertically, its geometry has changed. An important point is that the growth of the screen diagonal did not affect the size of smartphones, they remained plus or minus the same and fit very well in the hand. Comparing the S7 and S8, I can say that the difference is cardinal, the new device in terms of ergonomics will give the old man a hundred points head start, it lies well in the hand. Approximately the same sensations were during the transition from S6 EDGE to S7 EDGE, then the ergonomics were greatly tightened. Here, they clearly used the developments from Note 7, the rounding of the front and back panels, due to this the phone does not crash into the hand, the edges are not felt, which is nice.

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It is impossible to call the device slippery, it holds well in the hand. The lower part of the screen has functional touch keys, and they are active, including when the screen is locked. For example, you can double-tap in the middle to bring up the camera (there is a similar double-tap on the button on most Samsung smartphones).

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The fact that the fingerprint sensor was moved to the back surface was a forced measure, in the first prototypes the sensor was inscribed in the screen. But this zone differed in color, the sensor was not transparent enough. As a result, it has been sent back for development, and this technology is expected to appear in the Note 8 in the fall of 2017. The location of the sensor on the rear surface near the camera, at first glance, is not entirely successful. As a user of all Samsung flagships, I'm used to the sensor on the front panel, I think this is the most logical and convenient location. It took me a long time to get used to the rear sensor. Nevertheless, you can get used to it, and it's not even annoying, the finger itself finds the sensor, it's made a little rough. Due to the proximity to the camera, sometimes you touch and dirty the lens, in a word, this is a minus in ergonomics, but you can’t think of anything else, the side surfaces are inaccessible, there is almost no space under the screen.

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Operating system Android 7.0
Network LTE Cat. 16*
*May vary by market and carrier
Dimensions / weight 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 .0 mm, 155 g 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g
Processor Eight cores, 64-bit, 10nm process
Memory 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64 GB (UFS 2.1)
Screen 5.8” (146.5mm)1 Quad HD+
(2960x1440), (570dpi)
6.2” (158.1mm)1 Quad HD+
(2960x1440), (529dpi)
1 screen measured diagonally, counting only the full rectangle, not rounded corners
Camera Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
Battery capacity 3000mAh 3500mAh
Wired and wireless fast charging
Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Payment technologies Samsung Pay (NFC, MST)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC,
location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*) < br/>*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Sensors Accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass, hall sensor, heart rate sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, iris scanner, pressure sensor
Sound MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB,
FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

S8/S8+ has several color schemes (for simplicity, let's not repeat both model numbers, since they are the same, I will say S8, meaning both devices), there are new colors, for example, purple. Will all colors be available in all markets? I think not, some colors in Russia will not be initially available.

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This picture is suitable for size comparison, it will roughly describe what the new devices look like.

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As in previous devices, the 3.5 mm jack is retained here, but the main connector is USB Type C. Other features include IP68 water protection. The SIM card slot is combined, that is, you get either two SIM cards, or one SIM card and a microSD memory card.

On the front side, above the screen, you can see an 8-megapixel camera, as well as a 3.7-megapixel IRIS scanner and IR illumination to illuminate the face. The resolution of the IRIS scanner has increased, as well as the accuracy, recognition speed compared to Note 7.

Display

Samsung has come up with a marketing term for the new vertically elongated screens - Infinity Display, or an infinite screen. It does not occupy the entire front surface at all, but the feeling from the first use and then is such that you go from watching a small TV in the kitchen to a large comfortable panel. Given that the size of the devices has not changed much, the larger size of the screens is very hard on the mind. At QHD-resolution (for now we will consider it as such), the screens are of high quality, there are no separate dots and other roughness. These are the latest generation SuperAMOLED matrices, the technology has been improved compared to Note 7, it has become even more advanced. The brightness adjustment algorithm has changed depending on the ambient light conditions, the AlwaysOn Display mode has expanded - the devices have become even a little better in this aspect. On-screen buttons are hidden in applications, there is almost never a need for them.

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In the younger device, the diagonal is 5.7 inches, in the older one - 6.2 inches.

In my opinion, there is nothing better in terms of the screen on the market, already on March 29 we will be able to read a detailed, professional comparison of these screens from DisplayMate, I am sure that they will find many little things that will show what exactly has changed in the displays. From myself, I’ll just say that the displays, as always, are the strongest side of the Galaxy line. As well as in current models, you can change the screen resolution and, accordingly, performance and operating time.

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Battery

Built-in batteries have a capacity of 3000 and 3500 mAh respectively, there is wireless charging built into the case, fast charging. Everything is typical for the company's flagships, I would like to note the new power saving modes, in some ways they are more aggressive, which translates into a slightly longer operating time. For example, the video playback time is about 18-19 hours at maximum brightness. On average, the devices will work one to two days, depending on your settings and what you use. There is no particular breakthrough, but certain improvements are observed.

Chipset, memory, performance

4 GB of RAM (6 GB in Chinese version), 64 GB of internal memory, and memory cards up to 2 TB are supported. For the American market, devices will run on Snapdragon 835, to some extent this is a Samsung exclusive, competitors on this chipset will appear later. All over the world, S8 comes out on Exynos 8895, it is one of the fastest processors. In synthetic tests, it produces very high numbers, for example, look at the results in Geekbench.

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Synthetic tests do not show how fast the device is, but I note that even in comparison with the S7 EDGE or Note 7, which I never had any complaints about the speed of work, the difference is noticeable, there is no gap between pressing and opening the application, the response almost instant. These devices are very, very fast. In balanced performance mode, the response is the same as on the current flagships, which is already excellent.

In terms of memory, we're seeing a clear improvement in the transition from UFS 2.0 to UFS 2.1. There are already a number of models on the market on UFS 2.1 (LG V20, Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design), they show very high speed on Android 7. What in reality reduces the boot time of the smartphone, as well as the time to switch between applications. In the line from Samsung, it is the eights that become the first devices with UFS 2.1.

Communications

USB 3.0 (Type C) is supported, for the first time in a smartphone Bluetooth 5.0 support appears, there are aptX and other codecs for sound.

Not everything is clear with LTE versions, theoretically LTE cat. 13/16 depending on the chipset vendor, but frequency aggregation will only be supported with software updates for specific countries and operators. In the LTE Advanced network, it shows the maximum theoretically possible speed, but I can’t say more yet, I have to understand this issue thoroughly myself (2x2 MU-MIMO).

In terms of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. As usual, Samsung has adapted everything that has appeared during this time. But here you also need to look at practice, especially compatibility with different routers and quality, stability.

It is not clear whether the test function (it is in the firmware) of broadcasting your programs to an external monitor will be launched, this is a kind of answer to Continuum from Microsoft. You connect your phone via HDMI or Wi-Fi to your monitor, and all your applications that you work with are displayed on it. You can open them in different windows, drag and drop, in a word, work as you like. All data is stored on the phone, and you just use the large screen and keyboard.

Cameras

The front camera received a resolution of 8 megapixels, as well as autofocus, it is fast, which allows you to get good pictures, including in dimly lit rooms. The main camera, at first glance, remained the same, that is, it is 12 megapixels, DualPixel technology. In fact, there are a lot of changes, for example, they improved the background blur mode, wide aperture, a new Burst Mode appeared, which became possible by adding its own memory to the camera (Sony IMX400 has the same technology, but it uses its own camera module). The video mode has an updated Slow Motion mode (1000 fps), which is interesting in a marketing aspect, but not for everyday use. On the other hand, there are crazy videos recorded in this mode in the device's memory, they are very beautiful (drops falling into a puddle in slow motion are wonderful). At the moment, there is no confirmation that this mode will be available on S8 / S8 +, since it may be reserved for Note 8, this has happened in the past - that is, it was physically possible, but it was closed in the software.

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Night Mode has been heavily redesigned to make shots more interesting for everyday use. But here you have to look at commercial samples.

In the bottom line, I want to say that fragmentary impressions of the camera are as follows - in daylight it is comparable to S7 EDGE, at night it is noticeably better. The camera has become noticeably faster in everything. The video modes have changed, this feature has clearly been worked on more than in previous years. But I repeat once again, we will evaluate according to commercial samples, it is too early to talk about what has changed and how.

In the settings of the device, the quality settings were not set to the maximum, hence the low resolution of the images.

Software features and some features

Samsung has redesigned Clean UI a little more, now it has become even more airy, it is perceived easier, the designations of the three touch keys have changed, the icons have changed, however, look at the picture.

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ flagships: specs, price and delivery time

In general, I like how Android 7 looks on the Galaxy S7/S7 EDGE, here the interface is a little different, but very simple and clear, and most importantly, convenient. Although there is a whole cohort of people who, by default, do not like any add-ons over pure Android, but this seems nonsense to me - everything is done wisely and conveniently for everyday life.

The familiar S Voice has been rebranded, now it is called Bixby, it is a kind of analogue of Siri. The quality of voice recognition has improved, you can ask about anything, but, more interestingly, it is possible to control the phone, create entries in the calendar, as well as in other programs. In a word, the logical development of voice assistants.

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In terms of sound, we see about the same as in the Tab S3, there are improvements from AKG, plus AKG headphones should be included. Due to this, the sound should be better than previous models (I have not seen headphones and have not heard them, so all this is theoretical - Tab S3 sounds great, I hope it will be exactly the same here).

Together with S8 start

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ flagships: specifications, price and delivery time

There are about 10 days left before the official announcement of the Galaxy S8 / S8 +, on March 29 in New York we will see the company's new flagships. So, it's time to discuss what exactly they will show us and what will be the difference with the current devices of the company. In this article I will try to talk about my impressions of the devices that I managed to get acquainted with fragmentarily. For obvious reasons, I don’t have any official characteristics, all photos are from open sources, so there may be slight discrepancies with what will be in the final version at the presentation. But you can get the impression of the flagships, as well as a comparison with current models. Let's go.

Content

Positioning

Since the Galaxy S4, the most successful Galaxy smartphones have been the S7/S7 EDGE, and the situation with the Note 7, which was removed from the market, unwittingly helped them in this. At the end of 2016, instead of Note 7, all advertising campaigns were focused on the "old" S7 / S7 EDGE, and it suddenly turned out that their potential was far from being exhausted. Moreover, these devices are still selling well today, while S7 EDGE sells better almost all over the world, the ratio to the regular, flat version is 2 to 1. most likely in the third or fourth quarter. What does this mean for S8/S8+? And this means a simple thing: new flagships will need to be divorced from the previous generation, and this will be achieved primarily at the expense of price. If in 2016 the difference in cost between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 was typical, then in 2017 the S7 and S8 will differ much more noticeably. Samsung's pricing strategy is changing, formally S8 + takes the place of Note 7, and the regular S8 gets up as S7 EDGE a year ago.

Samsung considers this positioning justified, since there is no goal to achieve maximum sales for S8 / S8 + in the first two quarters, these devices will be in short supply (which does not mean at all, A Very Nice House For Rent In Gacuriro that there will be no opportunity buy them calmly, it's just that the demand will be high from operators and distributors, there will be a fight for them, however, it has already begun). All this suggests that the officially delivered devices will not fall in price quickly, the Russian consumer was convinced of this by the example of S7 / S7 EDGE, that they remained at the same price level for an unusually long time, and fell in price only along with the change in the ruble exchange rate.

Samsung believes this positioning is justified, since there is no goal to achieve maximum sales for S8 / S8 + in the first two quarters, these devices will be in short supply (which does not mean at all A Very Nice House For Rent In Gacuriro A Very Nice House For Rent In Gacuriro that it will not be possible to buy them calmly, simply the demand will be high from operators and distributors, there will be a fight for them, however, it has already begun). All this suggests that officially delivered devices will not fall in price quickly, the Russian consumer was convinced of this by the example of S7 / S7 EDGE, that they remained at the same price level for an unusually long time, and fell in price only along with a change in the ruble exchange rate.

S8/S8+ will start selling in South Korea and the US on April 21st, pre-orders will start collecting earlier. Russia and other countries fall into the second wave, our devices will appear in the second half of May. Presumably, the younger version will cost 52,990 rubles, the older one - 62,990 rubles (similar to the cost of the iPhone 7/7 Plus). As usual, there are gifts for pre-orderers, you will find out exactly what it will be in the next couple of weeks.

From the point of view of the market, Samsung has not changed the positioning of its flagships in any way, these are the most technologically advanced devices that you can find. Maximum opportunities for maximum cost.

Design and ergonomics

There were many leaks of the appearance of the Galaxy S8, the older and younger models are completely the same, only their size differs. For example, you can look at this device in these photos, they correctly convey how it looks. This is a regular Galaxy S8.

Rejection of the mechanical key on the front panel is dictated by the fact that the screen has grown, it has been stretched vertically, its geometry has changed. An important point is that the growth of the screen diagonal did not affect the size of smartphones, they remained plus or minus the same and fit very well in the hand. Comparing the S7 and S8, I can say that the difference is cardinal, the new device in terms of ergonomics will give the old man a hundred points head start, it lies well in the hand. Approximately the same sensations were during the transition from S6 EDGE to S7 EDGE, then the ergonomics were greatly tightened. Here, they clearly used the developments from Note 7, the rounding of the front and back panels, due to this the phone does not crash into the hand, the edges are not felt, which is nice.

It is impossible to call the device slippery, it holds well in the hand. The lower part of the screen has functional touch keys, and they are active, including when the screen is locked. For example, you can double-tap in the middle to bring up the camera (there is a similar double-tap on the button on most Samsung smartphones).

The fact that the fingerprint sensor was moved to the back surface was a forced measure, in the first prototypes the sensor was inscribed in the screen. But this zone differed in color, the sensor was not transparent enough. As a result, it has been sent back for development, and this technology is expected to appear in the Note 8 in the fall of 2017. The location of the sensor on the rear surface near the camera, at first glance, is not entirely successful. As a user of all Samsung flagships, I'm used to the sensor on the front panel, I think this is the most logical and convenient location. It took me a long time to get used to the rear sensor. Nevertheless, you can get used to it, and it's not even annoying, the finger itself finds the sensor, it's made a little rough. Due to the proximity to the camera, sometimes you touch and dirty the lens, in a word, this is a minus in ergonomics, but you can’t think of anything else, the side surfaces are inaccessible, there is almost no space under the screen.

Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8+ Operating system Android 7.0 Network LTE Cat. 16* *May vary by market and carrier Dimensions / Weight 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, 155 g 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173 g 64-bit, 10nm process Memory 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.1) Display 5.8” (146.5mm)1 Quad HD+ (2960x1440), (570dpi) 6.2” (158.1 mm)1 Quad HD+ (2960x1440), (529 dpi) 1 screen measured diagonally, only taking into account the full rectangle, excluding rounded corners Camera Primary: Dual Pixel 12 MP OIS (F1.7), front: 8 MP AF (F1.7) Battery capacity 3000 mAh 3500 mAh Fast charging in wired and wireless modes Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA Payment technologies Samsung Pay (NFC, MST) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4) /5 GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*) *Galileo coverage and BeiDou may be limited. Sensors Accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, Hall sensor, heart rate sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, iris scanner, pressure sensor Audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

S8/S8+ has several color schemes (for simplicity, let's not repeat both model numbers, since they are the same, I will say S8, meaning both devices), there are new colors, for example, purple. Will all colors be available in all markets? I think not, some colors in Russia will not be initially available.

This picture is suitable for size comparison, it will roughly describe what the new devices look like.

As in previous devices, the 3.5 mm jack is retained here, but the main connector is USB Type C. Other features include IP68 water protection. The SIM card slot is combined, that is, you get either two SIM cards, or one SIM card and a microSD memory card.

On the front side, above the screen, you can see an 8-megapixel camera, as well as a 3.7-megapixel IRIS scanner and IR illumination to illuminate the face. The resolution of the IRIS scanner has increased, as well as the accuracy, recognition speed compared to Note 7.

Display

Samsung has come up with a marketing term for the new vertically elongated screens - Infinity Display, or an infinite screen. It does not occupy the entire front surface at all, but the feeling from the first use and then is such that you go from watching a small TV in the kitchen to a large comfortable panel. Given that the size of the devices has not changed much, the larger size of the screens is very hard on the mind. At QHD-resolution (for now we will consider it as such), the screens are of high quality, there are no separate dots and other roughness. These are the latest generation SuperAMOLED matrices, the technology has been improved compared to Note 7, it has become even more advanced. The brightness adjustment algorithm has changed depending on the ambient light conditions, the AlwaysOn Display mode has expanded - the devices have become even a little better in this aspect. On-screen buttons are hidden in applications, there is almost never a need for them.

In the younger device, the diagonal is 5.7 inches, in the older one - 6.2 inches.

In my opinion, there is nothing better in terms of the screen on the market, already on March 29 we will be able to read a detailed, professional comparison of these screens from DisplayMate, I am sure that they will find many little things that will show what exactly has changed in the displays. From myself, I’ll just say that the displays, as always, are the strongest side of the Galaxy line. As well as in current models, you can change the screen resolution and, accordingly, performance and operating time.

Battery

Built-in batteries have a capacity of 3000 and 3500 mAh respectively, there is wireless charging built into the case, fast charging. Everything is typical for the company's flagships, I would like to note the new power saving modes, in some ways they are more aggressive, which translates into a slightly longer operating time. For example, the video playback time is about 18-19 hours at maximum brightness. On average, the devices will work one to two days, depending on your settings and what you use. There is no particular breakthrough, but certain improvements are observed.

Chipset, memory, performance

4 GB of RAM (6 GB in Chinese version), 64 GB of internal memory, and memory cards up to 2 TB are supported. For the American market, devices will run on Snapdragon 835, to some extent this is a Samsung exclusive, competitors on this chipset will appear later. All over the world, S8 comes out on Exynos 8895, it is one of the fastest processors. In synthetic tests, it produces very high numbers, for example, look at the results in Geekbench.

Synthetic tests do not show how fast the device is, but I note that even in comparison with the S7 EDGE or Note 7, which I never had any complaints about the speed of work, the difference is noticeable, there is no gap between pressing and opening the application, the response almost instant. These devices are very, very fast. In balanced performance mode, the response is the same as on the current flagships, which is already excellent.

In terms of memory, we see a clear improvement in the form of the transition from UFS 2.0 to UFS 2.1. There are already a number of models on the market on UFS 2.1 (LG V20, Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design), they show very high speed on Android 7. What in reality reduces the boot time of the smartphone, as well as the time to switch between applications. In the line from Samsung, it is the eights that become the first devices with UFS 2.1.

Communications

USB 3.0 (Type C) is supported, for the first time in a smartphone Bluetooth 5.0 support appears, there are aptX and other codecs for sound.

Not everything is clear with LTE versions, theoretically LTE cat. 13/16 depending on the chipset vendor, but frequency aggregation will only be supported with software updates for specific countries and operators. In the LTE Advanced network, it shows the maximum theoretically possible speed, but I can’t say more yet, I have to understand this issue thoroughly myself (2x2 MU-MIMO).

In terms of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. As usual, Samsung has adapted everything that has appeared during this time. But here you also need to look at practice, especially compatibility with different routers and quality, stability.

It is not clear whether the test function (it is in the firmware) of broadcasting your programs to an external monitor will be launched, this is a kind of answer to Continuum from Microsoft. You connect your phone via HDMI or Wi-Fi to your monitor, and all your applications that you work with are displayed on it. You can open them in different windows, drag and drop, in a word, work as you like. All data is stored on the phone, and you just use the large screen and keyboard.

Cameras

The front camera received a resolution of 8 megapixels, as well as autofocus, it is fast, which allows you to get good pictures, including in dimly lit rooms. The main camera, at first glance, remained the same, that is, it is 12 megapixels, DualPixel technology. In fact, there are a lot of changes, for example, they improved the background blur mode, wide aperture, a new Burst Mode appeared, which became possible by adding its own memory to the camera (Sony IMX400 has the same technology, but it uses its own camera module). The video mode has an updated Slow Motion mode (1000 fps), which is interesting in a marketing aspect, but not for everyday use. On the other hand, there are crazy videos recorded in this mode in the device's memory, they are very beautiful (drops falling into a puddle in slow motion are wonderful). At the moment, there is no confirmation that this mode will be available on S8 / S8 +, since it may be reserved for Note 8, this has happened in the past - that is, it was physically possible, but it was closed in the software.

Night Mode has been heavily redesigned to make shots more interesting for everyday use. But here you should already look at commercial samples.

In the bottom line, I want to say that fragmentary impressions of the camera are as follows - in daylight it is comparable to S7 EDGE, at night it is noticeably better. The camera has become noticeably faster in everything. Video modes have changed, this feature has obviously been worked on more than in previous years. But I repeat once again, we will evaluate according to commercial samples, it is too early to talk about what has changed and how.

In the settings of the device, the quality settings were not set to the maximum, hence the low resolution of the images.

Software features and some features

Samsung has redesigned Clean UI a little more, now it has become even more airy, it is perceived easier, the designations of the three touch keys have changed, the icons have changed, however, look at the picture.

In general, I like how Android 7 looks on the Galaxy S7/S7 EDGE, here the interface is a little different, but very simple and clear, and most importantly, convenient. Although there is a whole cohort of people who, by default, do not like any add-ons over pure Android, but this seems nonsense to me - everything is done wisely and conveniently for everyday life.

The familiar S Voice has been rebranded, now it is called Bixby, it is a kind of analogue of Siri. The quality of voice recognition has improved, you can ask about anything, but, more interestingly, it is possible to control the phone, create entries in the calendar, as well as in other programs. In a word, the logical development of voice assistants.

In terms of sound, we see about the same as in the Tab S3, there are improvements from AKG, plus AKG headphones should be included. Due to this, the sound should be better than previous models (I have not seen headphones and have not heard them, so all this is theoretical - Tab S3 sounds great, I hope it will be exactly the same here).

Together with S8 start