As someone who spends entirely too much time with smartphones, I can't remember the last time I was truly excited by a new smartphone. The closest I've come was probably the first time I took a look at Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ before they were announced earlier this year. Those big, beautiful Infinity Screens that take up 83% of each phone's front side are just amazing. No smartphone is more immersive. Beyond the display and the sleek design, however, the Galaxy S8 is essentially just another iterative update for someone like me, who spends time with every single flagship phone that comes out.
Maybe it's the fact that it's Apple's first new iPhone design in three years. Maybe it's the upgrade to a nearly bezel-less OLED display. Maybe it's the promise of the most advanced mobile augmented reality features the world has ever seen. Or perhaps it's the mystery that still surrounds Touch ID's fate. Whatever the case, Apple's upcoming new iPhone 8 is exciting. And now that I've held a scale mockup in my hand, I'm even more excited than ever.
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