The speculation is over! After months of anticipation, Samsung has revealed its next smartphone: the Galaxy S8. Andru Edwards, co-host of our Geared Up podcast, got his hands on one at the launch event in New York City this week and says it’s unlike any other smartphone he’s seen.
On this episode of Geared Up, we take a look at what makes the S8 special, and whether it stands up to Samsung’s claim that it’s the biggest thing to ever happen in the smartphone market.
The device’s key feature is the display. Samsung has put extreme effort into making the S8’s display the best in class, which Andru says takes it a step above anything else on the market. Even though the S8 is the size of an iPhone 7, its display is as large as the one on the iPhone 7 plus. Samsung was able to make that jump by getting rid of almost all the device’s bezel, the material that normally surrounds screen.
The S8 is also home to Bixby, Samsung’s virtual assistant that’s a new rival for Apple’s Siri. It even has an augmented reality mode, which works almost like AR glasses.