The Samsung Galaxy S8 Has Over 4 Hours More Battery Life On Korea's KT Network

Posted: Apr 15 2017, 7:53am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Has Over 4 Hours More Battery Life on Korea's KT Network
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South Korean smartphone users do not need a battery pack.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 launches next week. South Korean consumers will get dramatically more battery life on their Samsung Galaxy S8, if they get it from KT. The carrier has deployed a new LTE technology that reduces the power usage of smartphones while connected. A Galaxy S8 can be used about 4 and a half hour longer on the KT network than on conventional LTE networks.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has about 8 hours of battery life. On the C-DRX enabled LTE network the S8 battery life tops 12 hours.

The secret behind the batter life extension of about 45% is the C-DRX technology. The technology is transparently reducing the amount of communication during streaming. SK compares C-DRX to the idle stop-and-go technology found in cars.

C-DRX is a LTE standards set by the 3GPP. It took though SK two years to curb data loss and make C-DRX usable in the production environment. As the battery life extension is substantial, we expect other carriers around the globe to deploy C-DRX as well. Other Korean carriers have already began using C-DRX as well, according to a report on ET News (Korean).

Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ on March 29. The 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ feature a new Infinity Display and bezel-less design form a smooth, continuous surface with no buttons or harsh angles. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are equipped with an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.

The new Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature the industry’s first 10nm processor, enabling heightened speed and efficiency. It is also gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi ready with support for up to 1Gbps so users can quickly download files, regardless of the file size.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be released on April 21, and will be offered in a rich color palette including Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold. Find the best Samsung Galaxy S8 deal.

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