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Mark Peters : March 30th 2017 - 22:42 CET updated

Samsung Galaxy S8 features and functions

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SamsungSamsung S8 features and functions explained : Providing consumers with an new mobile experience in 2017, the new Samsung Galaxy S8 series feature a refined design, enhanced mobile security with new biometric technologies, state-of-the-art entertainment capabilities and an intelligent interface to enhance the way people interact with their smart device. The Galaxy S8 series builds on Samsung’s design heritage with a large infinity display, a bezel-less, dual-edge touch-display that takes up more than 80 percent of the phone’s front screen. The Samsung Galaxy infinity display is protected with number 5 Corning Gorilla Glass which reduces scratches and external impacts. The Samsung Galaxy S8 features an invisible 'home' button embedded underneath the infinity screen functions just like a physical button while 'recent' and 'back' buttons are now customizable soft keys.
Samsung infinity display

Samsung infinity display
The Samsung Galaxy S8 features an infinity display and is a bit larger than the display of the Galaxy S7, making for a noticeably better mobile viewing experience. When watched in landscape mode, 21:9 movies fill the full display, while the black bars above and below the picture are minimized, increasing the viewing area by 36 percent, compared to the Galaxy S7. In addition, the Galaxy S8 series also features high dynamic range capabilities. This enables Galaxy S8 owners to see content exactly as the creator intended. Mobile gaming experiences are also enhanced, as any game that supports 18.5:9 full screen mode is automatically optimized to fill up the entire screen. The Samsung infinity display on the Galaxy S8 series also makes it easier to see and do more from a single screen without having to scroll so much. The new 'snap window' feature enhances productivity by allowing Galaxy S8 users to pin a specific area from a recent Android application to the top of the screen, and continue using the area below it.

Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile photography

Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile photography
The Samsung S8 phone builds on the Galaxy foundation with its advanced and intelligent digital cameras, which now also offers multi-frame image processing. This new imaging technology from Samsung Electronics enables the camera to take multiple images in rapid succession instead of just one, then selects the best picture and uses the other two images to reduce blur effect. This image processing technology guarantees that images taken with the Galaxy S8 series will look vibrant and razor sharp. The dual-pixel technology, wide aperture and fast autofocus of the 12 megapixel rear camera with F1.7 optics work together to create breathtaking photos even in low-light environments. The Samsung Galaxy S8 features an 8 megapixel front camera with enhanced autofocus and facial recognition technology that can recognize and track your face to provide the best selfies you can imagine, regardless of the distance between the user and the camera. The Samsung Galaxy S8 series will become the best vlog camera in 2017. The Galaxy S8 features fun filters and stickers to apply on your images, including an 'auto filter' which automatically selects the right filter for your photograph.

Samsung Bixby phone assistant

Samsung Bixby phone assistant
The Galaxy S8 features Bixby, Samsung 2017 intelligent interface, is continuously being developed, it was created to enhance the way people interact with their Galaxy S8 device. The Bixby user interface leverages contextual awareness to learn users’ habits and provide related information, and is easily activated with a press of its dedicated hardware button or by saying 'Bixby.' With its multimodal functionality, its Voice feature lets users control multiple apps simultaneously using voice and touch commands interchangeably. Samsung Bixby phone assistant has the ability to control all settings and features of each service without affecting other tasks users might be working on. Samsung Bixby phone assistant also ensures that users remember important events through its intelligent Reminder feature. All of Bixby’s features can be accessed through its Home screen, which displays a user’s most contextually relevant applications on a single screen. Its 'vision' interface can detect what users are looking for and respond accordingly, making it easier to search for pictures similar to ones selected by the user, shop online, get information about landmarks, decode QR codes and even translate foreign text through the phone’s digital camera.

Samsung Dex desktop station

Samsung DeX desktop station
The Samsung Galaxy S8 series now also features seamless transition from the smartphone to the personal computer. Samsung DeX is the name of the new device and service that lets users use their Galaxy S8 device as they would a desktop by providing a secure mobile-to-PC transition. With Samsung DeX users can access apps, browse the internet, send messages and more directly from their Galaxy S8 on a larger display without having to carry multiple devices or transfer data. Samsung DeX also supports keyboard and mouse gestures, thus providing the effortless usability of a personal computer. Samsung DeX helps to maximize productivity with applications such as Samsung browser, MyFiles, Gallery and Samsung e-mail. Samsung DeX is also compatible with the Microsoft Office and Adobe mobile app suite, which allows complete desktop-like functionality previously unavailable from a mobile device.

Samsung Knox 2017

Samsung Knox 2017 security platform
The Samsung Galaxy S8 series features updated security features through the integration of Samsung’s trusted Knox security platform and the newly integrated biometric scanning functions. The highly secure iris scanner is fast, accurate and touch-free, making user verification easier and safe. Adding to the device’s security features are Samsung’s familiar fingerprint scanning and new face recognition capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy S8 also features various security services including 'secure folder', an encrypted folder that keeps private information separate and safe with an added layer of security, and Samsung Pass, which lets users easily log into mobile banking applications and internet sites on the Samsung mobile browser using biometric authentication.

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