Haaaaay you guys thank you so much for stopping by. Literally a week ago Sandton hosted their own Samsung Galaxy S8 launch. I had no intention of going. I got the info the same day and said why not? I haven’t attended any cellular launches since I have been in the tech industry since 2014.This was the first to hopefully many. I am such a detailed orientated girl that the decor and food was sorter more important than the actual VHR. While we on that subject lets start there. The event started at 7 pm as you walk in you get your tag filled with vouchers for alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Each attendee was given a card which represented this cool game you had to play. The game entailed that you would go to each activation station either to take a selfie or learn about “BIXBY” and the art of wine and how wine connoisseurs partnered with Samsung. Once you completed each of the task you could collect a goody bag.
As you stepped into the venue the entry way had this exquisite fountain that showcased the IP 68 feature (water and dust resistant). The fountain had this colour toned lighting effect which was the perfect backdrop for selfies. ProVerb South African Radio and TV Personality was the host of the presentation. The line up included Southern Africa’s Samsung President their marketing chair and technicians that broke down the specs. On the decks for entertainment was DJ Fresh radio personality. They both did an excellent job at keeping the crowed hyped. The food was served by a chef and waitors. It wasnt a formal sit down affair. The ambiance was like a well styled casual setting. The dress code was smart casual. My ootd was a skinny jean paired with a glamed brown heel with a simple t shirt and a cardigan.
okay aside from the setting and theme here is the part that you should be most excited about.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Flagship
The design is as slim and sleek as the previous S7 ,It has an ergonomic grip. They available in various colours from midnight black,maple gold,coral blue,orchid gray and artistic silver. Both devices the S8 and S8 Plus are nearly just all screen. The best way to understand that is checking out Casey Neistats YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0makpckS8c
The only downfall for me is when you want to use the secondary camera and you dont have a selfie stick its really hard to not have your finger in the way of the filming motion. Finding a grip is tricky without the help of device sticks.
Security Yes it has the iris scanner for convenience. I don’t have much to add on it because I never got to test this function out yet. I will check in with you once I can.
Bixby is like Samsung’s Siri. She has vision and voice recognition. The artificial intelligence sort of replaces google assistance. Bixby is new to the flagship device.
Camera capturing selfies has been solely improved enabling crisp and faster snaps. F1.7 lens are used for clear and vivid images fun things like stickers ,filters and stamps are updated.
Earphones Samsung has partnered with AKG Harman for pure and well tuned engineering sound experience.
Memory S8 and S8 Plus are now released with 64G on-board memory. The device is expandable up to 256 for external memory cards. Yay!! I have a S7 with 32 G on board and a memory card 32G both of which is full. This is a good start for me
360 Gear Controller with VHR & Samsung Dex This feature I will just leave pending. The que was extremely long to try those gadgets out but from what I was informed this is a super convenient way of getting creative and finding convenience to indulge.
Connectivity USB Type C sort of self explanatory bye bye micro usb cables
Processor Octa Core 10nm “Speedikanjalos” a thing they use to say as a kid for fast faster fastest
Those were the top New Features for me ,their are tons of blog post and videos online that you should check out. My advice to any one who wants to commit themselves to a 2 year cellphone contract or splurge R15000+- on a device. Research is key and actually testing out a demo unit . You absolutely have to , I cant stress that enough. Also insure any device that cost over R5000. That is a lesson my aunt taught me and living in the grown up world I sympathies why.
Check out my Youtube Clip for footage of the launch. Subscribe, like and comment all footage was taken from my S7. As much as a New Device is New and trendy I am going to have to sit out on this one due to upgrading last year. Let me know your thoughts.Have a great week.