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Douglas Lim & Jinny Boy On Their Galaxy S8 Smartphones

Douglas Lim & Jinny Boy On Their Galaxy S8 Smartphones

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launch was a star-studded event with comedians and YouTube stars like Harith Iskander, Douglas Lim, Jinny Boy and Reuben Kang. After the launch event, Douglas Lim and Jinny Boy shared their favourite features in the new Samsung Galaxy S8 (Amazon | Lazada). Check it out!

Be sure to catch our coverage of the launch event for the presentations by Samsung VP Lee Jui Siang, and Samsung Product Manager, Julian TheanDon’t forget to also read our Samsung Galaxy S8 Review! Find out why we gave it our Editor’s Choice Award!

 

Douglas Lim On His Galaxy S8 Smartphone

Most of us remember him from the sitcom Kopitiam, which is the Malaysian version of Friends. Since then, Douglas Lim has done everything from busking to stand-up comedy, and now directing and producing his own shows. We had some time to chat and he recounted to me his experience during the recent month-long tour at the Melbourne International Festival.

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Jinny Boy On His Galaxy S8 Smartphone

Jin Lim, or Jinny Boy, started off as Hitz.fm radio announcer, and now makes hilarious videos with his buddy and co-conspirator, Reuben Kang on the popular JinnyBoyTV YouTube channel.

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ Smartphones

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (Amazon | Lazada) are now available for purchase at the recommended retail prices of RM 3,299 (~US$ 729) and RM 3,699 (~US$ 819) respectively.

Don’t forget to also read our Samsung Galaxy S8 Review! Find out why we gave it our Editor’s Choice Award!

 

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The Galaxy S8 & S8+ Design Story – One As A Whole

One As A Whole : The Galaxy S8 & S8+ Design Story

Innovation means breaking away from familiarity. It is about changing the way we see and use things, which has the power to transform the way we live and think. Instead of another addition to the lineup of generic smartphones, Samsung presents a completely renewed and unique design of the Galaxy S8 & S8+.

Oneness

The Galaxy S8 & S8+ is a manifestation of holistic oneness. Elements that felt needlessly mechanical have been eliminated to only focus on the essence of the device itself, which resulted in a design that merges the user and device as one. Extraordinary technology serves as an innovative silhouette of the device as well as give users extended experiences.

The Galaxy S8 & S8+ uses the entire front panel as its display, leaving a powerful silhouette that surpasses the limits of current devices. The Home button has been removed to utilize its technical space to expand user space and shatter the boundary between the device and the real world. The 18.5:9 screen ratio maximises immersion and lead users to new experiences.

A grip is defined by how well a device’s curves fit in a hand. The subtle curvature of the device’s front, back, and middle convene at each of the edges to form a perfect symmetry, thereby virtually eliminating the bezel. The curves are harmoniously synchronised with the rounded edges to fit comfortably in a user’s hand.

The glass material has a glossy finish that naturally blends in with the scene, rendering a brilliant reflection of the world around you even while the device is off. The flow of the glass material and the hidden rear camera lens creates a sense of unified fluidity of the Galaxy S8 & S8+ design.

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Harmony

Complicated, multi-layered connections and nuances are prevalent throughout our society and culture. Boundaries have diminished among various fields and the desire to be unbiased about a particular region, gender, or age is growing larger. The Galaxy S8 & S8+ design is about maintaining a natural balance that suits well with anyone, instead of striving to appeal to specific preferences.

Neutral colours blend in with our lives effortlessly due to its balanced nature. Neutral colours provide comfort by lowering the intensity of colour saturation, and at times can also create unforeseen beauty as light touches the glass in various angles.

Midnight Black has great depth and is reminiscent of solid onyx, emphasising a strong sense of unity. The golden profundity of Maple Gold preserves the integrity of the original colour while bringing out the natural ease of neutral colours. The calm and mysterious Orchid Gray that is a reinterpretation of youthful sensibilities is a colour that is trendy yet balanced.

Accessories attract just as much attention as the device. The case is made from Alcantara, a material that is soft yet doesn’t show signs of wear and tear even after prolonged use. It fits in the palm easily and exudes a sophisticated aura.

The translucent cover mixes and matches with the colours of the Galaxy S8 & S8+ and brings unexpected beauty into existence. The silicone cover boasts vivid colourss which are representative of the millennial generation. With its flexible and unconstrained design, the Galaxy S8 & S8+ becomes an object of everyday life that adapts to any space or circumstance.

Next Page > The Galaxy S8 & S8+ Design Story – Continuity & Newness

 

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Continuity

A product loses its sense of unity when the external hardware design and the internal software interface design aren’t cohesive. Only when a product feels cohesive can its design provide stability to the users. Galaxy S8 & S8+’s innovative exterior speaks a single language of design that seamlessly connect from the inside to the outside, and again from the outside to the inside.

Starting from the user’s initial interaction with the Always On Display to the Lock and Home screen, ambient visual effects of a galaxy are displayed throughout. This beautiful first impression gently flows in the background while the user interacts with the Galaxy S8 & S8+.

A series of wallpapers based on differing moods as well as the interactive galaxy effects respond differently to new angles providing a sense of infinite expansion and continuation that is felt both from the exterior and within the display.

The Galaxy S8 & S8+ Home screen features a totally new design, including icons, search bar, and even weather widgets, that altogether provide a sleek impression to its users. The icons are designed using a concept called ‘Light & Line’, which cuts a part of the visual line so that real life shadows and light are mimicked.

Users can feel One Continuous Experience from the new soft Home button to the icons in the display that all speak a single language of design. Users can move to apps from the Home screen using a simple vertical swipe. It provides an easier and more intuitive accessibility than previous Home screens by unifying all methods of editing displays and offering multi-selection modes.

Newness

Over the past decade, interactions with smartphones have mostly been touch-based. We introduce an evolved next generation interface, Bixby, that responds to both touch and voice. Users can freely and seamlessly choose the way they want to interact based on their environment.

Pressing the newly added button on the left side of the device will provide optimised information, and speaking to the device while holding the button will understand the user’s rhythm and pace to get the task done. Bixby is continously evolving, so the longer users interact with it the more Bixby becomes an essential confidant of our daily lives.

Bixby analyses voice patterns and provides information in a card format that is appropriate to the context. When you turn on Bixby while heading home after work, it will display a calendar card about family gatherings, or a contact card of a close friend you speak to at that time. Users can retrieve needed information from each card without having to access the app every time.

Accessing all features through touch alone isn’t necessary. Bixby is equipped to provide voice responding functions that previously only have been accessed through touch. A more natural voice interaction is enabled through Partial Landing technology that comprehends users’ commands from the given context, and fills in the gaps by presenting additional options.

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Bixby can recognise images the user is seeing and provide relevant information. Users can press the Bixby Vision icon while turning on the camera or looking at an image from the gallery to prompt a search regarding a product or place that is shown on the screen or even recognise and translate text.

Record any content or task you want to remember later through Bixby to have it remind you later. Whether it’s a reminder to watch a video when you get home or simply to do your laundry, just save the information on Reminder and Bixby will keep you on track.

The Galaxy S8 & S8+ pushes boundaries and overcomes limits to create a single, unified design that is more straightforward and concise than any other tool that has ever been held in our hands. All experiences come into unison through the Galaxy S8 & S8+, helping users advance toward discovering a new meaning of their daily lives.

 

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Samsung Mobbed With Demand For The Galaxy S8 Ultimate!

Ever since it was leaked that Samsung is giving away limited number of the exclusive Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition smartphones, people have been frantically trying to find out how to get one. Samsung stores are being mobbed all over the world. Find out what the heck is going on!

 

Hunt For The Galaxy S8 Ultimate!

Former Galaxy Note7 users have been questioned whether they still have their devices. One wife reportedly ransacked her husband’s belongings, only to find a second smartphone he used to keep in touch with his mistress. But no Galaxy Note7. #SoDead

Others resort to sharing the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition‘s picture on social media in hope of snagging one.

1 like = 1 chance to win the Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition
1 share = 10 chances to win the Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition
1 like + 1 share = You do the math! 

#S8Ultimate #iCantWait #h3h3

 

Samsung Mobbed!

But as our international correspondent, C. Lee Yu, reports from a particularly badly-mobbed Samsung Experience Store in New York City, some people are refusing to rely on their luck or social media skills. Instead, they are mobbing some Samsung stores, demanding to BUY the Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition.

When told that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition is not for sale, they literally turned into ravaging zombies… No shit.

C. Lee Yu only barely made it to safety, thanks to the kungfu skills that all Asian people are born with. He advises everyone else to pack guns, or just stay at home and pre-order the regular Galaxy S8Seriously.

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How To Get The Exclusive Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition!

If you are one of the few with a Samsung Galaxy Note7 (dead or alive), Samsung will give YOU the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition in exchange! But don’t worry if you were not a Galaxy Note7 user. We will share with you how you can to get your hands on the Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition!

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition

Samsung is only making a limited number of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition available in select countries around the world. How does it differ from the regular Samsung Galaxy S8? See for yourself!

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate EditionSamsung Galaxy S8
Display5.8" Super AMOLED dual-edge display
- 1440 x 2960 pixels (570 ppi)
5.8" Super AMOLED dual-edge display
- 1440 x 2960 pixels (570 ppi)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5 (front & back panels)Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front & back panels)
Operating System (At Launch)Android 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
System PlatformSamsung Exynos 8895
or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Samsung Exynos 8895
or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory6 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
Storage Options256 GB internal flash storage
One microSD slot (shared with SIM 2) - supports up to 256 GB
64 GB internal flash storage
One microSD slot (shared with SIM 2) - supports up to 256 GB
Front Camera8 MP sensor with f/1.7 lens8 MP sensor with f/1.7 lens
Rear Camera12 MP Sony / Samsung (1.4 µm) sensor with f/1.7 lens, optical image stabilisation (OIS) and LED flash12 MP Sony / Samsung (1.4 µm) sensor with f/1.7 lens, optical image stabilisation (OIS) and LED flash
Dual SIM capabilityHybrid dual SIM (dual active capability)
- SIM 2 + microSD shared slot
Hybrid dual SIM (dual active capability)
- SIM 2 + microSD shared slot
ConnectivityNetwork : LTE Cat. 16 (1 Gbps / 150 Mbps)
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), MIMO (2 x 2)
Bluetooth : Version 5.0 LE, ANT+
Others : USB 3.1, NFC, GPS
Network : LTE Cat. 16 (1 Gbps / 150 Mbps)
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), MIMO (2 x 2)
Bluetooth : Version 5.0 LE, ANT+
Others : USB 3.1, NFC, GPS
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear MountedYes, Rear Mounted
Iris ScannerYesYes
Other SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Barometer, Hall, HRMAccelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Barometer, Hall, HRM
Water & Dust ResistanceIP68IP68
Battery3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- fast charging capability (wired & wireless)
- wireless charging (WPC and PMA)
3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- fast charging capability (wired & wireless)
- wireless charging (WPC and PMA)
Dimensions159.5 mm tall
73.4 mm wide
8.1 mm thick
148.9 mm tall
68.1 mm wide
8.0 mm thick
Weight173 g152 g
Colour OptionsBlack As Night, Monday Blues, Good As GoldMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
AWESOME Ultimate Edition LogoOF COURSE!Nahhhh....

Basically, it is the Samsung Galaxy S8 with 50% more memory, and 4X the internal storage! AWESOME, isn’t it? But you can’t buy it because it’s currently not available for retail sale!

 

If You Still Have A Galaxy Note7…

If you still have a Samsung Galaxy Note7 with you, in any condition, you can trade it in for a Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition for FREE! No shit.

Just walk right up to any Samsung store, plunk down your Galaxy Note7 (dead or alive), and ask for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition. So much #win! 😀

 

Why Is Samsung Doing This?

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The Samsung Galaxy Note7 has been the butt of many Internet jokes, memes and fake stories. But despite its battery woes, it was a very popular phablet.

It was so popular that many people refused to return their Galaxy Note7, despite Samsung’s extensive recall program. In fact, Samsung had to issue a “kill order” at the end of 2016 to try and disable the Galaxy Note7 phablets that are still out there!

The “Galaxy Note7 For S8 Ultimate Edition” exchange program is their way to thank their most fanatical fans.

 

But I Don’t Have A Note7….

Don’t worry. Samsung is reserving a limited number of Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition smartphones for those who get the most likes for pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition.

All you have to do is share one of these pictures PUBLICLY in social media, using these details and hashtags :

1 like = 1 chance to win the Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition
1 share = 10 chances to win the Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition
1 like + 1 share = You do the math!

#S8Ultimate #iCantWait #h3h3

 

Samsung will use the third-party tracking service H3H3 to track the number of likes on your post, and award those with highest number of likes with a Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition!

Obviously, you can increase your chance by posting multiple times, and getting your friends to like your post! 😀

Make sure you share them publicly. If they cannot see them, they cannot track them!

 

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