Chinese Galaxy S8 home screen Sasmung

The Galaxy S8 in China has gotten several features that users in other markets won’t receive, Samsung announced on its Newsroom Website Thursday. While there are often several models of Samsung flagships, with differentiating features, such as different processing chips, different colors and increased RAM capacity, the Chinese Galaxy S8 has user interface features, which won’t be found on other models around the world.

The Chinese Galaxy S8 features all of its applications on its home screen, similar to the layout of an iPhone. Other Galaxy S8 models feature an updated app drawer, which users can access by swiping up or down on the device screen. Instead, China’s model uses the swipe up and swipe down gesture to allow users a glance at the weather.

The Chinese Galaxy S8 also includes a host of interactive services, which users in other markets cannot access. These include a Samsung Assistant App and a Yellow Page app, which serve as a hub for accessing companies and services. From these apps, users can do things like book a train ticket and receive status updates, without having to install company specific applications. The messages app is essentially an archive for device notifications.

This model also includes additions to traditional apps. The calendar app presents both solar and lunar calendars, while the camera app includes stamps specifically for Chinese users. The Smart Manager app has additional features, which allow users to add data to their devices directly from the stock app. The Chinese Smart Manager allows users to have more control of their apps and can also block calls and messages through the feature. Samsung Health is also tailored toward Chinese users and includes advertisements to health events in the country as well as health Chinese health news.

Galaxy S8 models in markets, such as the U.S. have cut down on several stock Samsung apps, in favor of Google and Android applications. However, the Chinese Galaxy S8 includes Samsung Music and Samsung Video apps, which feature programming provided by Chinese content creators. Another market-specific app is S Roaming, which allows users to regulate data roaming while traveling abroad.

The Chinese Galaxy S8 also features a tool for typing in Chinese as well as the Chinese search engine Sougou. Chinese users are also able to use a feature, which allows them to record the live functions on their device’s screen.

The Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch dual-edge curved display, while the Galaxy S8 Plus features a 6.2-inch dual-edge curved display. Both devices feature either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip or Exynos 9985 chip, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera and Android Nougat. The Galaxy S8 runs a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8 Plus runs a 3,500mAh battery.