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Samsung Galaxy S8 Front and Back Views

The newest Samsung Galaxy S series, Samsung Galaxy S8, is already here. This "unbox your phone" taglined smartphone has revolutionary design that will surely grab your attention at the first time you see it. Before using this phone, it'd better to know the layout so you can use it with more easily. As a note, this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD

Front view of the Samsung Galaxy S8
  1. SIM card tray(at the top side of the phone): this tray has two holes that you can use to place two SIM cards if you want to use dual SIM mode or to place a SIM card and an SD card if you want to use single SIM mode.
  2. Microphone (at the top side of the phone)
  3. LED indicator: it will light up when the screen is off to show statuses of sound recording, unread notifications, and battery.
  4. Iris detection LED: it will light up when your phone recognises your iris.
  5. Light/proximity sensor: this sensor is used by the phone to make some features work when it's blocked by an object, as the example, the screen will auto turn off when this sensor is blocked by your face or ear during calls, the screen will auto turn on when you move your hand above this sensor, etc.
  6. Earpiece
  7. 8MP Front camera: you can use this to take a self-portrait photos. This camera is also used by the phone to make some features work, as the example, it'll detect your face so that the screen will stay on while you're looking at it.
  8. Iris scanner: when you set iris as your screen lock type, this scanner will be used to scan your iris to unlock the screen.
  9. Volume key: use this key to adjust the volume, take a picture, zoom in or out in some apps, etc.
  10. Power key: use this key to turn on or off your phone, turn on or off the screen, launch the camera, etc.
  11. Bixby key: use this key to easily access bixby.
  12. Touch screen/main screen: use it to use apps, navigate your phone, etc.
  13. Edge screen: use it to view edge panels(e.g, people edge, apps edge, smart select, etc.), and edge clock. You can also set your phone to light up the edge screen when you receive notifications.
  14. Recents key: use this key to view the list of your recent apps, launch the split screen view, dock an area of an app at the top of the screen, etc.
  15. Home key: use this key to turn on the screen, return to the home screen, etc.
  16. Back key: use this key to return to the previous screen.
  17. Headset jack(at the bottom side of the phone): use it to insert your headset.
  18. USB charger or accessory port(at the bottom side of the phone): use it to insert a USB cable when you want to charge your phone, connect your phone to a PC, etc.
  19. Microphone(at the bottom side of the phone)
  20. Speaker(at the bottom side of the phone)

Back view of the Samsung Galaxy S8
  1. Flash: it will light up when you turn on flash when taking photos, when you act your phone as a flashlight, or when you receive notifications if flash notification feature is enabled.
  2. Heart rate sensor: use this sensor to measure your heart rate or easily take a self-portrait photo.
  3. 12MP Rear camera: you can use it to take a photo using various shooting modes and effects.
  4. Fingerprint sensor: when you set fingerprint as your screen lock type, this sensor will be used to recognise your fingerprint to unlock the screen.
  5. NFC/Wireless charging coil: it will be used to pair your phone with other NFC capable device by holding them together back to back. It also be used to charge your phone with a wireless charger.


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