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Samsung putting Note 7 behind it as S8 pre-orders surpass S7's

Samsung putting Note 7 behind it as S8 pre-orders surpass S7's

The phone is expected to be quite like the regular Samsung Galaxy S8, but will be more durable - a rough and tough device for those who are either adventurous and outgoing or quite clumsy.

With the Note 7-debacle on its back, Samsung chose to not only unleash a new design and AI called Bixby with Galaxy S8 - and it bigger sibling, Galaxy S8 Plus - but has kept the pricing reasonable too. More details on the device are expected to follow later this year.

Samsung has also reportedly provided a statement that says, "Key features of Bixby, including Vision, Home and Reminder, will be available with the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 on April 21".

At this point we don't know whether the 7nm chips will be of Qualcomm's design, or that of Samsung's own Exynos, but production should begin in early 2018, giving Samsung enough time to incorporate it into the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus models.

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To remind you of the smartphone's specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ curved Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Two versions of the Galaxy S8, code-named Dream internally, were launched at a media event in NY on March 29, with 6.2-inch (15.75 cm) and 5.8-inch curved screens - the largest to date for Samsung's premium smartphones. Samsung also added dust resistance, on top of the phone's existing waterproofing. It has released its first TV commercial for the Galaxy S8 on one of its most important feature i.e. all screen design.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones are garnering an unprecedented number f pre-orders, suggesting that the Galaxy Note7 fiasco failed to break consumers' trust in the Korean electronics giant. The Galaxy S8 smartphones are backed by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage with an option to expand the storage to up to 256GB using a microSD card. We should have seen that on the Galaxy S 8 series, but what we got instead was a software-enhanced Galaxy S7 Edge camera. Regardless of whether that speculation turns out to be baseless or not, sources with direct knowledge of the matter claim that the Galaxy S8 Active will be hitting the market in the near future.

The smartphones run Android 7.0 Nougat under Samsung's customised interface. As of now, there's no info whether the Samsung Bixby assistant will be available to Indian market or now. Expect Samsung to price both the devices above Rs. 50,000 in India.


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