Samsung introduces Galaxy S8, its first phone since recalled Note 7
Mar 30 2017 by Anna Nguyen
But with Samsung striving for maximum display-to-surface ratio, the button had to go.
They've rearranged certain internal aspects of the phone and embedded the home button inside the screen, allowing the phone to be nearly entirely screen.
There's also a new button on the side of the device dedicated to Samsung's new virtual assistant, Bixby. It remains to be seen how this will play out.
Samsung India did not comment on locally specific details. One potentially interesting feature is the ability to observe behavior patterns and add in reminders. It also demonstrated Samsung Connect Home, a Wi-Fi router incorporated with a smart hub that can control smart-enabled devices at home.
Bixby, developed by Viv Labs, was recently unveiled ahead of the Galaxy S8.
In comparison, the iPhone 7 Plus display is 5.5-inches.
The company has kept the iris scanner for user authentication that it introduced with the Note 7, and there is also a rear fingerprint sensor, and facial recognition capability on the phones.
There's a lot riding on Samsung S8 devices due to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.
The phone, announced Wednesday in NY, will come out April 21. The phones will be available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray or Arctic Silver colors in the U.S. The resolution has been boosted in a similar way to what we say on the LG G6. It's unclear, but biometrics on phones is beginning to start a new conversation about mobile security and digital rights. Some replacement phones also caught on fire. This is the Samsung Galaxy S8 and it looks gorgeous. The Note debacle cost the company at least $5 billion. But there's one pretty killer feature on the phone Samsung didn't bother to mention at its Unpacked event on Wednesday.
Samsung's Gaeyoun (Robert) Kim, vice president of global product planning for mobile reportedly stated (likely in his own reflection) that the Galaxy S8 was a "Dream to overcome Apple". Make no mistake, this is the phone that Samsung needed to launch following last years global recall of the Note7. Another recently leaked image has circulated online just a few days remaining before its scheduled launch in NY.