regs, 16 Jan 2017Is it a joke? 142 mm is nowhere near a compact phones. That's a giant oversized shovel. 132-13... moreMy Nexus 6 is 159 mm tall and while I can't really reach all the way to the corner of the phone, I find it pretty easy to use with one hand. Typing can be done with only one hand while the other is free, though people with smaller hands would disagree. 142 mm is nowhere near a "shovel" or being even distantly "big", only in your imagination perhaps. And bigger screen makes typing only easier, not the other way around. :)
Anonymous, 16 Jan 2017People are so quick to just believe what they are seeing, without even asking questions. Some ... moreIt's not wide. It only seems relatively wide because the top and bottom bezels aren't there. The size of the display is the same 16:9 as any other display.
Anonymous, 16 Jan 2017Nokia is dead. You are just buying HMD global phones (random Chinese OEM) with Nokia branding.... moreHMD is a company made up of ex-Nokia employees, so it's certainly not a random Chinese OEM as you say.
Anonymous, 16 Jan 2017So sad. These dimensions imply 16:9 aspect ratio which is so awkward using on screen buttons, ... moreYou're wrong. The on screen buttons don't have to always be there. If done properly they never have to be there except when you need them. The same goes for the Mi Mix, for a lot of apps they aren't there so you get an awkward 17:9 display, or if you watch videos they are always there so you get 16:9 and pointless on-screen buttons that take up screen estate for no reason.
And your nonsense about 4k is garbage. It has nothing to do with PPI, which is the important thing.
People are so quick to just believe what they are seeing, without even asking questions. Some are complaining, yet there is no proof these are genuine, in fact to me the numbers suggest that they are fake. The media often fool people with 7 code, and there is plenty here.
I would be amazed if Samsung make them so wide, especially the Plus at 78.51, which goes against their recent trend of narrow phones. That would make it wider then the iPhone 7 Plus. Add those numbers together for 21, which is 777 their favourite hoax code.
Also, why would they use microSD when even the new A series has USB-C?
The Plus just looks like the prototype used in the Samsung Display adverts. I think they are winding people up with this one.
regs, 16 Jan 2017Is it a joke? 142 mm is nowhere near a compact phones. That's a giant oversized shovel. 132-13... moreThe jokes are the Iphones who are similar or bigger than the one pictured in the leaks and have only 4.7 and 5.5" screens.
just want 4500mah battery, for god sake even 10k china phones offer 5,000mah, why cannot samsung offer atleast 4,500... battery should last longer , forget quick charging we want longer life..
The high Screen to body ratio is exciting news! Not so sure about the old USB type-B connector, considering Samsung already committed to it in the Note 7 and the new Gear VR. Let's hope that hole in the side is a 3.5mm headphone jack....
So samsung take a lead in flagship style again. Nothing against apple/sony/other copy phones but they could be more creative and cone with Flagship thats not just specs upgrade and almost same style.
regs, 16 Jan 2017Is it a joke? 142 mm is nowhere near a compact phones. That's a giant oversized shovel. 132-13... moreIt is less than the height of a 5.1-5.2 inch display phone
That is in no way tall
Seems like the big market demand for big phone is still getting bigger that's why Samsung is doing this the only problem is people who are less and demand little phone or normal ones are gonna get the stick in 2017 imo, a market should be inclusive of all sizes and specs just like laptops for example u can find an i7 in a 11 inch or a 17 that's diversity and the dying in 2017
AnonD-217661, 16 Jan 2017Why not? Once i switched from Nokia to Samsung for Nokia's fault and now im switching back bco... moreNokia is dead. You are just buying HMD global phones (random Chinese OEM) with Nokia branding. No wonder it only releases in China.
If you would buy this you would be duped. All articles say the same thing. Nokia is deader than dead. Get over it...
So sad. These dimensions imply 16:9 aspect ratio which is so awkward using on screen buttons, also it implies 1440p screen (yet again).
If they had use 17:9 ratio (like mi mix), they would be able to use the same screen size in much narrower phones (s8 plus would be more like 152x75) which is very important for one handed use.
Also soft buttons would not waste any useful screen (you still get a full 16:9 with buttons on).
Red and most important. 17:9 implies 4096x2160 screen , which is true 4k (none of those 3840x2160 silliness). Using true 4k would mean greater VR (more than 110 degrees), retina effect on VR! (No visible screen door or pixels).
Combined with fact that it was supposed to use USB C and of course the fast switching pixels of amoleds you could connect it with a pC and act as the best VR headset for Vive/Rift gaming, with no real latency (due to the above two) andbest optics in the whole industry. Vridge would of done the rest.
Basically the only reason to buy S8 plus, the first device that does not look like a$$ when in VR.
Now that they dropped USB c and that they back to 1440p (for 4th year in a row) S8 is a pass to me. We live in the era of VR and Samsung should have known better...
And everybody knows that these displays of s8 from note 7 displays...
I dont want a wider phone samsung. My thumb cannot stretch that far. The plus will be a pain to use.
Seems pretty close to the leaked one.. If that the case then its awesome