Samsung's revolutionary new Galaxy S8 smartphone

After months of endless speculation, Samsung have unveiled their new smartphone, the Galaxy S8. With a huge screen packed into its small body, Samsung hopes their new flagship model will be enough to restore public confidence in the company after the combustion controversy with the Galaxy Note 7.

The S8 utilises an edge-to-edge design, with the surrounding frame around the screen significantly reduced to being virtually non-existent. The phone’s physical home has been removed, allowing the 5.8 inch screen to fit on a body barely any bigger than the S7, which had a 5.1. inch screen. The larger model, the S8+, features a 6.2 inch screen packed into a body smaller than the iPhone 7+. The screen also boasts a 2960x1440 pixel screen, which delivers 570 pixels-per-inch.

One unexpected change that the edge-to-edge screen has brought to the S8 is a new 18:5:9 aspect ratio, which makes the phone much better for viewing video content. Users will no longer have to watch videos with black bars at the top and bottom, allowing a much more immersive experience. The HDR screen allows richer, deeper colours and a more natural image.

The new Samsung UX is a more refined, sophisticated operating system when compared with Samsung’s previous attempt, TouchWiz. UX is nice to look at, and customisable, unlike Apple’s iOS operating system. Rival manufacturers like Sony and HTC will surely have to follow suit.

Inside, the smartphone boasts the world’s first 10 nanometre chip. Processing power is increased by 10%, and graphical capabilities by 20%, but the chip is smaller than ever and takes up much less space. It’s also more efficient, meaning the upgraded features won’t deplete your phone’s battery life. It remains to be seen how durable the smartphone is - we've recieved dozens of Samsung Galaxy S7s into our data recovery lab since it was released last year