I love it when leaks come true. Ofcourse, it's exactly like the Deadpool trailer leak that actually led to the biggest grossing Marvel movie in recent times. Was it planned or not, the phones, considering Samsung had to quickly shift the conversation from the Note fiasco that has left the company reeling in a major problem, is something I'd rather not get into.
Twitter had exploded, pun unintended, with a lot of jokes on Samsung possibly botching this phone as well, back when it was announced. However, with the hardware (even the software), the phone seems to project the company's message - stumbled but not fallen. So, let's just dive in -
The Star Features
Edge-to-Edge display, No Home Button and Bixby.
One of the biggest plus points of owing a Samsung has always been the display. This is something every single tech junkie loves. Samsung has seemingly pushed its edge-to-edge display in this variant with 5.8 and 6.2 inch screens. The phone looks taller, allowing publishers to deliver true viewing experiences to the consumers.
The phone occupies 80% of the length, with the home button now gone, this clearly makes me believe that the company is going to let the Note series die its own natural death. Bixby, nestled right under the volume button of the new phones, projects how important Samsung believes this feature be in the future. With Amazon and Google, now Samsung has clearly shifted its focus into an assistant that truly does things that the tech company envisions it to be.
What I love about Samsung is just how this assitant fits perfectly into the scheme of things. Samsung has already launched a tonne of "smart devices" for the entire household. With Bixby, it'll be a breeze to control your devices. With Samsung promising to open the assitant for 3rd-party developers, soon, you will be able to book a table, buy a book and do a lot more with the assitant.
What the company has clearly learnt from the past launch is to not to go for a bigger battery, but a safer and a smarter one. It has left the cameras with minor tweaking with the software to ensure quick autofocus and better capturing.
The new phone isn't groundbreaking, it's rather laying the grounds for a company that's willing to look ahead.