Samsung announces Galaxy S8 Features UX and Services you don’t have except you are in China
Inspite of the Samsung dominance in Android world, it’s yet to gain a good stand in China, still loosing the ground to Xiaomi and co. But to please the most populated country in the world, Samsung has always been releasing some special features for them.
The Chinese edition of the Galaxy S8 lets users check the weather at a glance, quickly access five default apps and conveniently browse their other apps, right from the Home screen. They also have the option to use the standard Galaxy S8 Home screen arrangement, which features a vertical swiping interface to navigate between the Home and Apps screens.
|Home screen (two on the left), Vertical Swiping Interface (two on the right)|
Through Samsung Assistant and Yellow Page, users can browse for companies or services. After making a purchase or request, such as booking a train ticket, Samsung Assistant provides related information like traffic delays and reminders such as imminent departure times.
The Messages app, meanwhile, extracts and displays these notifications separately, and categorizes them for easier navigation.
Samsung Assistant (left: landing page, center: ticket purchasing page, right: reminder card)
|Yellow Page (left), Messages (center and right)|
Users can simultaneously view both solar and lunar calendars via the Calendar app. The Galaxy S8 also offers a subscribable calendar that gives users the option of being notified about various events going on around them.
The Camera and Image editor apps are loaded with approximately 40 stamps designed especially for the Chinese market.
Smart Manager features three additional Chinese-exclusive functions to enhance the mobile experience. Mobile Data lets users automatically purchase additional data; App Management
gives users more control over their apps; and Blocked Calls and Messages enables users to block spam calls, including robocalls and telemarketing calls, and messages.
Samsung Health provides China-specific information such as health-related events, as well as drug and clinic information.
Samsung collaborated with its Chinese partners to provide the best in entertainment via its Samsung Music and Samsung Video apps. In addition, S Roaming lets users easily and affordably use and manage data roaming services when traveling internationally.
A Chinese-language input tool facilitates seamless Chinese input functionality. Through Samsung’s partnership with Sougou, a leading Chinese search engine, this feature is continuously being improved. The Chinese model of the Galaxy S8 also boasts a screen recorder function.