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Android Circuit: Powerful Galaxy S8 Launched, Samsung's Firey Note 7 Returns, Google Pixel Secrets

I look at the impact of mobile technology and online media.

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit looks back at the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the differences between the South Korean handsets, what the S8 says about the future, secrets of the Google Pixel’s camera, the return of the Note 7, a lengthy LG G6 review, HTC’s new user controls, and do we really want smaller bezels?

Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here).

Samsung Launches Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

As expected, Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus models this week. The flagship devices are two of the highest specification Android phones available on the market. The South Korean company has put the initial focus on the ‘infinity screen’ that runs from edge to edge (and with reduced bezels), Samsung’s portfolio and services, and traditional Galaxy elements such as waterproofing, microSD support, and wireless charging:

“The Samsung Galaxy S8 ushers in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy S8 is our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy.”

Dieter Hohn takes a closer look at the new handsets on The Verge, starting with the biggest change - the removal of the physical home key.

Extending the screen to near the bottom of the phone means that there’s no room for Samsung’s traditional hardware home button. Instead, it uses software buttons like other Android phones. It also uses some haptic feedback like Apple’s iPhones to create a virtual feeling of pressing a home button, though it only works on the very specific spot where the software home button appears. One neat feature: some Android apps hide those main Android buttons when they go full screen, but you can still firmly press the bottom of the screen to activate the home button.

Getting rid of the physical home button also means that Samsung had to move the fingerprint sensor. It’s on the back now, right next to the camera. That’s not a very convenient place for it, honestly. It’s too high up on the phone to comfortably reach and it’s also right next to the camera module, which might mean you’l be getting fingerprints on the camera more often than you’d like.

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More details and first thoughts on the handset over at The Verge.

Samsung President of Mobile Communications Business DJ Koh unveils the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ during Samsung Unpacked at David Geffen Hall on March 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Samsung)

The Galaxy S8 Versus The Galaxy S8 Plus

Although the headlines focus on the Galaxy S8, Samsung actually launched two handsets at the event. The Galaxy S8 Plus obviously has a larger screen, but what else is different between the two models? Forbes’ contributor Gordon Kelly finds out what the differences are, including the price:

Samsung hasn’t been shy to increase the price of the Galaxy range in recent years and this is happening again in 2017, which takes both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus above iPhone pricing:

Galaxy S8 - 64GB - $750 / €799 / £689
Galaxy S8 Plus - 64GB - $850 / €899 / £779

Some variation exists (Best Buy lists the phones for $725 and $825 respectively), but the hard fact is these 64GB phones unlocked are now approximately the same price as a 128GB iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. MicroSD works in Samsung’s favour here, but a threshold has been crossed.

Read more on the S8 and S8 Plus ‘spot the difference’ challenge here on Forbes.

Why The Galaxy S8 IS A Guide To The Future

Forbes’ Aaron Tilley looks at three of the features of the Galaxy S8 that define the smartphone challenge in 2017. For me the biggest of these is the digital assistant. Samsung is staking a lot on the power of Bixby in the S8, giving it a significant marketing coverage and a dedicated hardware button on the handset:

Pressing the button activates the assistant to start listening to voice commands. Samsung said users would be able to do everything in voice they could do with touch. A demo showed how users could do simple do simple interactions like rotate an image or set a timer. At the start, only native Samsung apps will work with Bixby, but Samsung is trying to get third-party developers to integrate their apps into Bixby. Bixby can also use the camera to recognize objects in front of it and pull up information. Looking at a wine bottle, for example, connects the user to a Wine seller that presents reviews and pricing for ordering online. Bixby will connect with other online services like Amazon. There's also a personalized home screen with Bixby that supposed to show recommended content, like YouTube videos.

On paper, Bixby sounds fine. But in practice, it may not work out. Samsung will have to overcome a history of mediocrity in developing its own software.

Read more on this and other defining features here on Forbes.

A person tries a new Google Pixel phone at the Google pop-up shop in the SoHo neighborhood (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Secrets Of The Google Pixel Camera

Google is proud of the camera software that has lifted the Google Pixel to the top of the charts in terms of critical image reviews. That software grew out of Google Glass, and now the development team has written up its experience of the experimental software that is now widely available.

In 2011, Marc formed the team at X known as Gcam. Their mission was to improve photography on mobile devices by applying computational photography techniques. On their hunt for a solution to some of the challenges presented by Glass, the Gcam team explored a method called image fusion, which takes a rapid sequence of shots and then fuses them to create a single, higher quality image. The technique allowed them to render dimly-lit scenes in greater detail, and mixed lighting scenes with greater clarity. This meant brighter, sharper pictures overall.

Image fusion debuted in Glass in 2013, and it quickly became clear that this technology could be applied to products beyond Glass.

More at the ‘X’ Blog from Google.

The Note 7 Returns

Alongside the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, consumers will have a chance to get their hands on arguably the best Android smartphone of 2016, as Samsung confirms the Galaxy Note 7 will return. The Note 7 has a fiery reputation following issues with its battery and construction that led to two global recalls last year. Initial availability will be as either a rental or refurbished unit. Ben Schoon Reports:

Samsung will open up sales of the Galaxy Note 7 as a refurbished device or as rental devices “where applicable.” The company has not confirmed any locations where the phone may go on sale in this state, but it’s likely that this would be in emerging markets. Sales in each region will be “dependent upon consultations with regulatory authorities and carriers as well as due consideration of local demand.”

More at 9to5Google, and Forbes’ Parmy Olson also has her take on it.

D.J. Koh, president of mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics, speaks during a showcase to mark the domestic launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 (Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

More LG G6 Reviews

Myriam Joire and the team at ChipChick have been reviewing LG’s latest smartphone. Not only does the G6 add to Android 7.0 with its UX skin, but the hardware is impressive and befitting of a flagship handset:

we think the G6 is absolutely gorgeous. Finally (and for the first time), LG gives us what we’ve long been asking for: an uncompromised, refined, full metal and glass flagship — a premium design that can take Apple and Samsung head-on. There’s no painted metal here, no modular gimmicks (yes, we’re looking at you, G5). No plastics, even (hello G4). The G6 is made of a machined and chamfered aluminum frame with seamless antenna bands, sandwiched between two sheets of Gorilla Glass. It’s also water and dust resistant (IP68 and MIL-STD-810G rated).

Read the full review at ChipChick.

Touching The Sides Is Acceptable

HTC is looking to take a novel approach to controls on the upcoming HTC U flagship. Evan Blass reports on the use of the external frame of the handset not just to house the occasional volume or power button, but as a completely touch sensitive frame. The handset, codenamed Ocean, is expected to be revealed by early May.

The HTC U is powered by the same top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip as North American Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus units, but its standout feature is located in the device’s metal frame, of all places. Seen in the videos above and below — and known as Edge Sense — the frame-embedded sensors enable the user to control numerous, customizable actions with gestures such as squeezing or swiping along its left and right sides.

More at Venture Beat.

A journalist checks the new model LG G6 by South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation LG after its presentation (Photo:Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images)

And Finally…

What if you don’t like thin bezels? As it rapidly turns out to be the fashionable element in every 2017 design, Justin Duino asks if the loss of the null space around the screen is something that the readers of 9to5Google actually want:

Each of these handsets attempts to minimize the amount of bezel around the displays. This technique allows for a larger screen size while keeping the phone’s footprint relatively small. The downside is that you lose valuable screen real estate where your hand can rest while holding the phone.

Are you a fan of the nearly bezel-less designs showing up on flagship phones? Answer the poll below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

You can take part in the poll here.

Android Circuit rounds up the news from the Android world every weekend here on Forbes. Don’t forget to follow me so you don’t miss any coverage in the future, and of course read the sister column in Apple Loop! Last week’s Android Circuit can be found here, and if you have any news and links you’d like to see featured in Android Circuit, get in touch!

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Samsung Galaxy S8 news update - Three MAJOR features UK owners will miss out on
SAMSUNG has just unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphone but UK owners WON'T get these impressive new features at launch.
By David Snelling
PUBLISHED: 08:01, Sat, Apr 1, 2017


Samsung Galaxy S8 fans will miss out on these features

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is finally available to pre-order and there's no doubt that this is the smartphone to beat in 2017.

With an incredible Quad HD+ display that stretches across the entire front of the phone Samsung is pushing the boundaries of smartphone design.

The Galaxy S8 and larger S8+ also include an updated front and rear camera, iris/facial recognition for added security and an invisible home button which is embedded under the giant display.

The devices start from £689 and those who pre-order today will take delivery of the Galaxy S8 on April 20th.

However, before you hit the order button there are a few things UK owners should be aware of.
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Firstly it appears that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ sold in Europe won't feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor.

This chip is thought to be one of the fastest ever made, but Samsung looks set to only include this super-speedy processor in the US and Asia.

A recent speed test from Android Police revealed just how powerful the Snapdragon 835 is.

The website has had a chance to test the Qualcomm 835 and the results appear incredibly impressive.

Qualcomm had originally estimated that its new powerhouse would be around 20 per cent faster than it’s previous offering.

But the latest benchmark results have revealed that the GPU performance is nearly 40 per cent better than the 835’s predecessor in some tests.
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If Samsung does end up placing this chip in some of its S8’s it will easily beat all of the current Android competition on the market including Google’s Pixel and LG’s new G6.

Sadly, if the report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is true, UK users look set to get the Exynos 8895 processor which may not have such impressive stats.

Another feature that Brits will miss out on at launch is Samsung's Bixby personal assistant.

Like Apple's Siri, Bixby is an intelligent interface that will help users get more out of their phone.

There's even a new Bixby button which allows users to conveniently access Bixby and navigate through services and apps with simple voice, touch, vision and text commands.

Sadly, Samsung has confirmed that Bixby's voice services won't be ready in the UK until much later in the year with some suggesting it may not even arrive before the winter.

Bixby is coming to the Galaxy S8 but some features won't work in the UK

Finally, the S8 launched earlier this week in three exciting new colours.

These include Midnight Black, Orchid Grey and Arctic Silver.

However, Samsung has confirmed that its Arctic Silver colour won't be available when the phone hits UK stores on April 28th.

The Korean technology firm has said it could potentially launch Arctic Silver in the future but this will be announced in due course.

If you want to know how the S8 and S8 Plus compare you can check out our full guide here.
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三星发布S8之后苹果慌了 浓浓的创新危机感

2017年04月01日 06:30 泡泡网 微博

  在经历了三个月的“网络发布”之后,三星Galaxy S8旗舰手机终于在3月29日晚间亮相纽约林肯艺术中心。作为上半年最受关注的旗舰手机,S8再发布之前就一直以“一天一曝”的频率将各种外观、参数、功能的信息泄露出来,但是当高东真拿出S8和S8+的时候还是非常的惊艳。S8的发布不仅仅是证明了三星的能力,更多的是给未来手机行业起到了引领的作用,意义非常的重大。

  但是就在S8发布之后,除了一些常规性的赞美之后有一个事情更让人们关注,作为国际市场上的两个顶级厂商,苹果和三星的恩怨已经延续了很多年。那么在S8上市之后,iPhone 7自然是逃不掉和S8来做对比的命运。那么我们就在这里简单地做一个简单的对比吧,看看iPhone 7 Plus究竟能否保持霸主地位。


  说起外观的话,iPhone手机近两年来都没有带来什么大的变革,整体的设计语言和前几年的iPhone 6手机还是保持了高度的一致和延续性。但是反观三星的S系列这边,从S6系列开始就改掉了“万年卫生巾”称号,改成玻璃机身和双曲面屏幕,经过了S7和Note产品的努力,在S8上终于实现了“全视曲面屏”的惊艳效果。








  如果从用户心态这一点上来说,可能苹果还是要比三星强上很多的。去年Note 7的事件让三星遭遇了空前的信任危机,到了现在S8上,虽然大家都为其外观和功能所倾倒,但是人们心中对于三星手机还是存在一定的顾虑。苹果虽然创新不多,但是在营销这条路上走得还是顺风顺水,前几天的红色iPhone 7的关注程度和预约量还是不输于S8发布会的,单单一个颜色就可以引起如此多的关注,苹果的积累一时半会还是无人能及的。



  尽管S8表现如此,但是对于iPhone的冲击还是非常巨大的。人们早已经看腻了iPhone手机的造型设计,而且现在国内手机的造型ID又有着突飞猛进之势,相比之下iPhone确实显得有些“老土”。很多人会说iPhone能够继续称霸是因为iOS系统,但是当我们看看现在的iOS 10和前几代iOS系统对比的话,日常使用的根本性改变似乎也不是很多。硬件方面,iPhone的相机早已经不具备优势,而这几年三星的旗舰机却一直成为各家评测媒体的对比对象,这一点就已经简单明了的说明问题了。