Skin deep: 5 things to note in the new Galaxy S8 interface from these high-res photos
by Daniel Petrov / Mar 22, 2017, 7:53 AM
Galaxy S8 and S8+ may ship with a completely new iconography that differs even from the latest Samsung UX release that landed with the Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. It is more minimalist in its essence, and brings a kind of a line drawing feel to the rounded icons, which may or may not be your cup of tea.
Galaxy S8 handset somewhere in China, showcase the interface in a higher resolution than the blurry shots we've seen so far, so here are a few conclusions we can draw about what's coming down the pipe in Samsung's next UX iteration.Thankfully, the latest leaked pictures of what is supposedly a
We don't know if older Samsung phones will get the goods - after all, the S8 comes with a pretty funky 18.5:9 screen, and unorthodox 2960 x 1440 resolution that these icons may have been meant for, though scaling them would be a walk in the park for a company with the resources of Samsung, or for icon pack makers, so stay tuned.
- Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
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The S8 looks extremely ugly when a white background is present on the screen. In fact, the whole faceplate to me looks ugly. Surprising given the nearly bezel-less design and impressive body to screen ratio.
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 8:00 AM 10
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The phone is amazing ....
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 8:11 AM 17
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Ok, guys... Just chill. We all know that a phone being ugly or beautiful, amazing or not amazing in aesthetics is entirely subjective... right? So, this shouldn't be a point of argument... To each his own.
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 8:30 AM 8
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The design looks very unconvincing. I was expecting a whole lot more from Samsung, to be honest. I'm sure the technical side will be great, but why those large screen radiuses ? It just looks ugly. Can we have the G6 design with Samsung's internals, please ? :)
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 8:28 AM 1
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Where is the app drawer??
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 8:28 AM 0
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Swipe up on the dock to jump into the App drawer... How hard can it be?
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 8:31 AM 1
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We've already seen a screenshot of the app drawer. (last shot in the photo I'm linking) https://i0.wp.com/technutty.co
Also, the second photo in this article shows several shots of the app drawer.
It's definitely still there, so trojan_horse's explanation makes perfect sense. gGalaxyS8HomescreenLeak.jpg?re size=759%2C500&ssl=1
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 2:09 PM 0
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"the navigation strip at the bottom of the display here seems to be completely transparent, so that the wallpaper background extends right to the bottom of the screen for a more subtle look."... Like the Pixel?
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 8:57 AM 0
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why in the flying f^&" are the onscreen buttons in a non-standard orientation.
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 9:26 AM 0
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The rounded corners are pointless. They probably make the manufacturing process more awkward and yet they provide no added functionality for the UI. Do you have any pictures or videos with rounded corners? They may aswell have kept a small strip for t fingerprint reader at the bottom instead of trying to get a pointless record metric.
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 9:28 AM 1
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When LG announced the rounded corners on the G6 they said their testing found most screen failures due to dropping the phone where a result of the stress applied to the corners of the display. By rounding the display they were able to dissipate that energy over a larger surface area and improve the reliability of the display.
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 5:28 PM 0
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The phone looks good but the new icons look typically the ones we found in Chinese Android phones in 2013-2014 to be frank. I still have a fair few of them lying around and I know what i am speaking about. But hey this is Android, and you can always have a different icon pack in seconds and not stuck with the shipped UI as on other platforms.
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 11:36 AM 1
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Basically what people have been asking for in terms of less bezel for ages, yet people post it is ugly... Eh, whichever. That said, I wouldn't know how to hold this, though I guess like with S7 edge, for people with big hands get a proper case, so we actually have something to grip and not end up triggering touches everywhere?
posted on Mar 22, 2017, 1:00 PM 0
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