Anonymous, 15 Nov 2017I am saying that all the hardware innovations that keep getting talked about in the Apple cont... moreI never said that it isn't. All I said is that it is a shame that Apple should make all the hardware upgrades considering that Samsung historically was the one.
If anything the sucky software is one more reason why those upgrades should return happening first on android.
Where are the days that the best screen was on android? The best SoC, the best new (hardware) features? The days of S4 and Note 4 seem like they happened yesterday... instead Samsung took a nap lately, and even f'n Apple one-ups her in the very things that Samsung was supposed to be better (technological excellence).
So you have these days the Software company having the excellent Hardware and the Hardware company to run the better software ... as if we live the "opposite timeline"...
Kiyasariin, 15 Nov 2017Not exactly about the SoC. the galaxy S7 exynos variant used a FIRST GEN Mongoose cores. (in m... moreWhich was like 5% faster? If that... Up until Exynos 8890 each gen of Exynos SoC were at least 40%, we suddenly got 5-10% increase and we should be happy?!? Samsung is losing it...
SaRPeR, 15 Nov 2017Actually, S8 has better screen to body ratio than iPhone X."Actually, S8 has better screen to body ratio than iPhone X."
Why do people care about screen to body ratio?
The right ratio, should be a phone which fits into your hands and you can use with one hand.
Not this rumor again...it has been with s6, s7, s8... In the meantime they make small phones that nobody wants or asked for, flip phone, foldable phones and all kind of weirdo stuff.
It is great Samsung are thinking of bringing out a Mini. The last one was the S5 mini.
The J-series, has been downgraded.
Samsung seem to think people who buy small phones, also want rubbish specs. Some of us want a balance between spec and value for money.
It would be great if you they took say the Samsung Note 4 and brought out a Mini version of that. I love the idea of a stylus phone, but they need to reduce the size. The SonyEricsson has small stylus in the P800, P900 and P910.
I have already broken phone 2-3 screens. So I don't want a very expensive phone for this reason. Phone these days have curved screens, they serve no purpose at all and all they do is make the phone more fragile.
I also want a physical home button, because, it saves 0.5 seconds, because when you take the phone out of your pocket, you know which way around it is....
SwaggyP, 15 Nov 2017Yeah, let's ignore that S7 edge of almost a year before S8 was a better device in almost every... moreNot exactly about the SoC. the galaxy S7 exynos variant used a FIRST GEN Mongoose cores. (in my variant you could use just 6 cores out of EIGHT. at 2.6 GHz and the A53 at 1.6 GHz.) the GPU is a Mali-T880 of 12 cores. and the modem was slower.
the S8 used a SECOND GEN Mongoose cores. faster A53. FAR better modem. and the BEST GPU in the mobile system. the mali-G71MP20.
Mike Greene, 15 Nov 2017No samsung, plz don't.. The S8 is a perfect flagship device. I won't like it to have a mini ve... moreYou're getting THREE devices.
the standard sized. S9 5.8inches. Enlarged 6.2inches S9+ and sub 5inches S9 mini. so if you don't want the mini. go for standard. everyone are a winner here.
Love the Community, 15 Nov 2017I hope the S9 series is Allscreen like the iPhone X. Bezelless is so early 2017 and I hope all... moreWhat are you talking about? iPhone X has larger bezels than GS8. If apple is brainwashing you that easily, you don't need Galaxy phone, you should buy iPhone.
Yes! Please Samsung, give us more options in tiny flagship territory!
Sony and Apple are dominant here, so the more options, the better.
But no need for 18:9 though. 4.6" 18:9 would be almost less than 4.2" in 16:9.
Hey Samsung, make sure you put the weakest Snapdragon 400 series in the Mini. Ya goof!
Mike Greene, 15 Nov 2017No samsung, plz don't.. The S8 is a perfect flagship device. I won't like it to have a mini ve... moreThat sounds selfish. You don't want other people who have a different taste to have their own option, just because you don't like it.
You may not like it, but you're not supposed to buy it at all. I doubt it will hurt you if they ever made one, considering the S9 lineup will be similar to the S7 and S8 lineups (one standard size and another larger model) but only with the addition of the small model.
As much as I, a Sony fan, loves my own brand being special by being the only manufacturer that makes small flagships, I think it's time that others return to the compact flagship territory and give us so much more options if not better.
After all, smartphones are really meant to be "pocketable."
why you want a baselees mobile? Do you want a jewell or a mobile? Stop acting like little girls and start using your whatever phones to call,message fcbk etc...And get a life!
As long my phone opens my garage door, connects to my car's audiosystem and has a stunning camera i'm happy... If you want frameless go buy a mirror and use it in front of your phones!!!
Love the Community, 15 Nov 2017I hope the S9 series is Allscreen like the iPhone X. Bezelless is so early 2017 and I hope all... moreI'm not sure if this is meant as sarcasm. The S8 has higher screen to body ratio than the iPhone X meaning less bezel than the iPhone X. The iPhone X has huge side bezels
I hope the S9 series is Allscreen like the iPhone X. Bezelless is so early 2017 and I hope all phone companies follow suit. If you really want "Bezelless", remove the chin and forehead too.
I remember a 2016 Samsung patent where it too will have a notch like PH-1 and iPhone X.
SwaggyP, 15 Nov 2017Don't change subject. The question was if a phone improved over last gen and I showed one. ... moreI am saying that all the hardware innovations that keep getting talked about in the Apple context are irrelevant, as software is where it's at, and iOS is a highly restrictive and un-intuitive system.