Samsung S8, S8+ with Bixby assistant and DeX launched

Samsung S8, S8+ with Bixby assistant and DeX launched

A few more hours to go, the most awaited launching of Samsung's newest flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be officially revealed to the public.

The Samsung Galaxy S8, which will hit stores on April 21st, is the follow up to the company's controversial Galaxy S7. Preorders start on Thursday, March 30. The device might be priced from $720 (approximately Rs 47,000). The $750/$850 phones provide a near bezel-less curved display, water resistance, wireless charging and a new voice-assistant called Bixby. With the help of Bixby, users will be able to visually search photographs online as well as screenshots and find related Pins. Local pricing and availability have yet to be announced.

The new camera will also feature improvements when it comes to social integration.

Other striking features of the phone is the iris scanner and face recognition just like Windows Hello.

It will take Samsung some time to overcome the embarrassment of the Note 7, which the company recalled after many reports of those phones exploding or catching fire. These will be the most powerful android devices now as they are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC which hosts a power pack of performance. It'll be interesting to see how the new models perform and if Samsung owners are still loyal to the brand. It will also have a dedicated button on the side of the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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With Wayne's precipitous drop, it's going to be interesting to see how well Detroit, the largest city in Wayne County, fared. However, Elgin's population growth is attributable to an unusually high birth rate and a solid gain of worldwide immigrants.

Headphone jack: Don't worry; the S8 and S8+ still have the headphone jack.

Apart from offering smart voice control for apps and various functions around the handset, it will also expand to smart connected devices in your home. If they could pull that off, that could be a great attraction of the Galaxy S8 for many new comers, especially the elderly.

Samsung recalled the phones and shipped replacements, but the newer batteries had welding defects and a lack of protective tape in some battery cells.

Earlier this month, Samsung launched two new smartphones in "Galaxy A" series - 5.7-inch Galaxy A7 and 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 in India which were priced at Rs 33,490 and Rs 28,990, respectively. Samsung also unveiled a router that doubles as a hub for internet-connected appliances and lights.

He acknowledged that it had been a challenging year for Samsung.

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