So, what else makes this the phone to beat?
You’ll notice the S8 is pretty much all screen. Measuring in at 148.9mm x 68mm x 8mm (ever so slightly taller and heavier than the S7), giving you a lot of screen. And there isn’t a physical home button to take you back to the beginning. Instead, you just press the bottom of the screen and you’ll be rewarded with a vibration that tells you you’re in the right place, then the phone takes you home. It’s all done with haptic feedback, which is terribly clever…
The camera hasn’t been upgraded, so you still have (a pretty decent) 12MP front camera and 8MP rear camera. But despite the lack of new tech, the camera promises to take even better photos – and that’s because it will take multiple images and choose the best one.
The S8 also sees the introduction of ‘Bixby’, which is Samsung’s version of Siri or Google Assist. Bixby aims to make life easier and allows you to voice activate apps, so you won’t even have to press a button to make calls.