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Samsung Galaxy S8: Top 5 features we want to seeSamsung's next phone has the tall task of making people forget about the Note 7. Here's what the S series needs.
These are the top five Samsung Galaxy S8 features we want to see. For any portable device, the thing everyone really wants is battery life. So we're not going to include that on this list because that would be an obvious number one. So let's go to it. At number five, modularity. LG is walking away from modularity in its G-Series due to a lack of interest by human beings. The probably might have been that switching modules Would turn off your phone. Moto showed off how to do this right with its Moto mods. Rumors say the S8 will have a USBC port. Maybe that's a way to expand the function of the S8. At number four, an easy fingerprint sensor. Rumors say the S8's fingerprint sensor Will be next to the camera, which is mighty far away. Hopefully, that rumor is wrong. But, if it's not wrong, maybe the iris scanner is great and there won't be any need to have to be Mr. Fantastic to reach that fingerprint sensor. At number three, a thin skin. The Galaxy Note 7 showed a lighter version of Samsung Touch Wiz UI is Samsung software skin that sits on top of android. In the past, That layer of software was a mess. The Note 7 version was a lot sleeker. Hopefully Samsung has a lighter touch than in the past. Touch, get it? [NOISE] Terrible. Terrible. At number two, pen support. We know the pen is the domain of the Note, but why can't more of Samsung's phones take advantage of the pen? If any one of Samsung's phones were to cannibalize from the note line, it should be the Galaxy S series. And then number 1, ruggedness. The rumors say there's a lot of screen on these new phones, in the neighborhood of 80% screen. So what happens when you drop the thing? We want the S8 to be super tough like that Moto Droid Turbo 2. When we tested out the Turbo 2, we were able to drive machinery over it and the screen did not crack. Samsung made the S8 super tough. Disappointed that I didn't make a crack about a non-exploding battery? Let me know, I'm @IYAZ on Twitter. For more Top 5, check out top5.cnet.com. Did you really watch all the way to the end? Well here is the kitten. [MUSIC]