When I received an email this morning from Best Buy telling me to pre-order the new Galaxy S8, I immediately became excited. I love Samsung products. Setting aside specs, their design style is what most attracts me- So sleek, classy, and high end. So of course, I couldn’t wait to see the final outcome of their new Galaxy phone design. The excitement ended there. The old school Palm Pre curves? The finger print scanner on the back? The “Iris” and “Face” scanner? (Which to me, just lessens security) The wrap around screen that you’ll be constantly clicking random stuff with your pinky and thumb? Even though this would make viewing in VR great, I’m unfortunately gonna have to give this a hard “Pass”.
I started this project a couple of weeks ago, thinking “Let me just see if I can…” and now I’m really into it. Oh, what unfortunate timing my creativity has with myself becoming homeless this weekend. I guess we can leave the date of release as “TBD” for now, hmm? Nah, I have no plans of pushing this beyond the digital world but who knows.
I’m excited to put all the features that I enjoy into one phone, real or not, and even create some new ones.
Such as a fingerprint sensor built into the display. I know that I didn’t invent such a thing, but it hasn’t been done in a cell phone yet.
Also, the stock Music Player will have YouTube recognition. Meaning if a song in your library has an official music video on YouTube, a thumbnail will display at the bottom of “Now Playing” window and clicking on it will take you directly to the music video via the YouTube app. There will also be other uses for the integration.
I’m about 73% sure the phone will run on Android, but I just might create a new OS altogether. The imagination is infinite… And so are free design resources.
I already have finished the exterior (maybe), mainly working on software now.
A couple demo videos are done, still a long way to go.
Full specs and unpixelated images to come eventually…