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Check out how the Galaxy S8 came to be with Samsung's latest Design Story

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the company's attempt to break the "generic smartphone" mold. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the company's attempt to break the "generic smartphone" mold. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Design Story takes a look at the reasoning behind the smartphone's aesthetic and software choices.

Have you ever wondered why your favorite smartphone looks the way it does? In the case of the Galaxy S8, you can actually read about it for yourself. Samsung's latest Design Story pulls back the curtain on the Galaxy S8's unique design.

Throughout the post, the company focuses on four core values: oneness, harmony,  continuity, and newness. The Galaxy S8's curved, tall display; the subtle curvature of its body; the way its glass material "blends" and "flows" with the rest of the device—these all contribute to a special "oneness", a unified design, according to Samsung. Similarly, the use of neutral finishes and attractive covers provide a sense of harmony between the handset, its accessories, and its user, the company believes.

Some smartphones present a jarring difference between their outside appearance and the software that runs inside of them. With the Galaxy S8, Samsung ensures that the feel of the phone's harmonious exterior extends to the user interface, starting from the lock screen and continuing to the home screen and beyond, providing a sense of continuity. It completes this balance of characteristics with a feeling of newness most prominent in Bixby, the phone's "evolved next generation interface." Samsung is of the opinion that Bixby helps to bridge the gap between human and hardware.

The Galaxy S8 Design Story goes into much more detail on each specific area of the phone's design. You can read the entire post here.

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John Garcia, 2017-04- 4 (Update: 2017-04- 4)
John Garcia
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Notebooks, tablets, smartphones, handheld consoles—if it's a computer you can carry with you, then it's in my wheelhouse. I started my journey in tech journalism as a writer for a mobile games website. But the allure of covering hardware soon won me over, so now I'm here at Notebookcheck, sharing my passion with similarly passionate individuals.