Mar 30, 2017 06:29 AM EDT
Samsung has come out with its new stunner, the Galaxy S8. It is announced as the latest flagship Smartphone from the Korean mobile giant in an attempt to take on its archrival Apple's iPhone.
According to The Telegraph, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes in two variants, S8 with a 5.8-inch screen and S8 Plus with a 6.2-inch screen. It features a new design dubbed the "Infinity display" which wraps the screen around the device. This unusual wraparound makes the high-resolution big screen look surreal.
This is the first major launch following the largely criticized Note 7 that came with an overheating problem, leading to the bursting of quite a few devices. This harmed the reputation of Samsung to a great extent. The Samsung Galaxy S8 also comes at a time when Samsung needs a lot of support go get out of the recent scandal of its existing head getting involved in a case of bribery and misappropriation of funds.
According to Cnet, Samsung Galaxy S8 will be the first phone from the company that comes with the new "Bixby AI Assistant", though for a few major regions only. It is also the first Samsung phone to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip and is equipped with features like Iris scanning and facial recognition as well. The Galaxy S8 features a 12-megapixel camera, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a water resistant body and wireless charging.
The Bixby AI Assistant introduced in the Galaxy S8 is claimed to be Samsung's answer to Apple iPhone's virtual assistant "Siri". The Beta version of Bixby will be featured in the S8 devices, which will also feature the Google assistant from Android OS. Initial pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 will also include the compatible Samsung VR headset as a free add-on. "DeX Dock", another latest feature from Samsung, will help the Galaxy S8 user to turn his phone into a PC, with the addition of mouse, keyboard, and monitor to it.
Though the Note 7 scandal has dealt some sort of a telling blow to Samsung's reputation, the share margin of the company has increased in recent times, say the Smartphone market experts. They also opine that the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S8 will help to retain this ground for the company.
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