Beyond offering a way for Samsung to move forward after its Note 7 debacle, the new Galaxy S8 smartphones could also raise the stakes for Apple's next iPhone, presumptuously being referred to in the press as the 'iPhone 8'.
The S8 is also home to Bixby, Samsung's virtual assistant that's a new rival for Apple'sSiri. It has been suggested that Samsung was looking to utilize an in-screen scanner rather than having a button for it, but they simply ran out of time to implement it before launch. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Galaxy S7 has got MicroUSB port while the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with USB Type-C port.
That's a good question, and one that I've been wondering myself. We've been studying the newly announced flagship from Samsung, and in terms of it lacking some features - err... we're drawing a blank, really. From the attractive new big screens to a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Galaxy S8 provides various levels of biometric authentication, with the highest level of authentication from the iris scanner and fingerprint reader. He went on to say that the production of a redesigned 3D camera sensor is "expected to begin in September", which coincides very nicely for the Apple conference in October.
There is also a face recognition option, but this is not designed as a secure means to unlock your phone and more for convenience. About six minutes into the 40-minute Spanish-language video, you can see the attendee take a selfie with his personal phone, then point it at the Galaxy S8, which is trained to unlock with his face.
Meanwhile, Samsung apparently wants to highlight that the Galaxy S8+ offers more room for multitasking now that the company has launched its trademarked innovation, the Infinity Display. Basically, it works with the Galaxy S8 camera and with previously taken images. And the tiny bezels is what gives the screen enough space to fit.
Next, swipe your entire hand across the screen, from left to right.
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