IFixit Galaxy S8 Teardown Gives It A 4/10 For Repairability
Apr 20 2017 by Michele Stevens
The Samsung Galaxy S8 measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm and weighs 155g, while the Galaxy S8+ measures 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm and 173g. Samsung already confirmed that the Bixby button can't be used with any other features. Samsung was forced late in development to abandon the feature for the Galaxy S8. The analyst explains that the full-screen design has offset other concerns relating to the Galaxy S8, such as its rear-facing fingerprint sensor and the lack of a dual-camera. The company has done some huge changes in the design, display, UI, and added many new features. The experts also note that the curved display screen might be easily damaged when replacing the front glass panel. Those early adopters in Korea now complain about the reddish tint in the display of the Galaxy S8. Both the handsets boast a unusual display aspect ratio of 18:9.
Optics include a 12MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture on the back having "Dual Pixel autofocus" technology for snappy autofocus speed, and an 8MP front camera with "Smart autofocus" a first on any smartphone. Though the USA variant comes with the Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor. Both smartphones feature fast charging and wireless charging. You can download some recommended launchers for the Galaxy S8 at the links below.
The discovery comes as the South Korean tech giant has been promoting the Galaxy S8 smartphones to put to rest the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 phablet, whose production was suspended past year due to some of the devices catching fire while charging around the globe.
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Local preorders for the Galaxy S8 have surpassed 1 million units, setting a new record among all smartphones to date. The home button has been shifted beneath the "infinity display". Samsung aims to give tough competition to Apple's Siri and Google Assistant with its own Bixby. The device is IP68 rated, meaning it is water and dust resistant.
Connectivity options include a USB Type-C, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0, Global Positioning System and NFC.