Samsung just transformed the mobile workspace. See why the Galaxy S8 can be more than a phone in your business.
Smartphones have presented as the all-in-one communication solution for businesses for a while now, with email inboxes, calendars and even office tools like Microsoft Word and Excel.
Well, Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S8 (and its bigger brother, the S8+) broke pre-order records across the world*, and for good reason. It’s a darn powerful phone, and opens up a new world of possibility for business on the go.
Here are just a few of the reasons why it will change the mobile workspace as you know it:
The problem with a lot of phones (and even tablet devices), is that it can be tedious to work on such a small screen for extended periods of time.
Samsung’s DeX Station** solves that problem with panache beyond expectation.
DeX turns your phone into an Android PC, complete with dedicated desktop Android OS, and support for common work tools such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat and Lightroom.
This puck-shaped wonder has full HDMI audio and video connectivity, and hooks up to a monitor, allowing you to dock your phone and use peripherals like a keyboard and mouse, and external storage.
Diving into work remotely just got a whole lot easier.
The screens on Samsung devices have been a cut above for a while now, but this one really sets a new benchmark for the brand.
The 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED displays on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ respectively, are crystal clear – with more screen real estate thanks to the removal of side bezels and a physical home button.
The optimised screen and processor upgrade both aid in delivering seamless app multi-tasking, for those that jump between power-hungry apps in their line of work.
Samsung’s Bixby Vision assistant could end up being your best virtual friend on the road.
Bixby Vision utilises the on-board camera to read business cards and QR codes, and if you happen to be lost, simply snap a photo of a landmark – Bixby will tell you what it is. This augmented reality mode also serves up tourist information in some locations.
Bixby improves its usefulness by learning how you use your phone, and over time will adapt to your style. With more and more features rolling out post-launch, it will be an exciting box of tricks to have in your pocket.
Quite simply, it is more than a phone – it’s a very impressive workhorse.
Shake up the way you work with a Galaxy S8 from Optus.
** DeX Station sold separately and will be available soon