Nougat update rolling out to Galaxy Note 5 users in India
Mar 31 2017 by Michele Stevens
Save for a few feature location choices, the device is a seamless expression of the company's commitment to making their flagships perform and look awesome.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7, both shipped out with Microsoft apps pre-installed and now it seems like the "partnership" between the two companies will leave a mark on the Galaxy S8 too. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch screen with HD and a pixel ratio of 720 x 1280. In Apple's latest update, Siri can interact with other apps, like order an Uber, but users still have to physically touch the phone at some part in the process to complete the order. The Galaxy S8 will be available starting April 21 in five colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold.
Samsung is launching its new phone, and it's probably hoping that will help you forget about the old one. For example, the S8 and S8+ have the same rear and front cameras that the S7 and S7 Edge had.
Naturally, the company has left no stone unturned in terms of internal hardware either, as is evident from the hardware specs sheet.
One of the newest phone's vaunted features is "Bixby", a voice-to-task function backed by deep-learning technology that will allow Galaxy S8 users to send a text message on a simple voice command.
While you can ask Google Assistant to tell you how is traffic or the weather, Bixby can sort through your photos and send them to specific people as you instruct it to do so. I can't count the times that Samsung's mobile payment platform saved my day: from the time when I simply forgot my wallet to the time when IKEA refused to take my physical credit card because it wasn't signed (and my virtual card on Samsung Pay was). Since both handsets now feature a larger viewfinder thanks to their increased screen sizes and higher screen-to-body ratio, it means that you will be able to view even more detail and snap accordingly. Just click the dedicated Bixby button, point the camera, tap, and discover.
Headphone jack: Don't worry; the S8 and S8+ still have the headphone jack.
The company also released an advert in January to show off its new super AMOLED display in South Korea. Samsung has been well-known for producing curved display phones since long. The camera is another let down in the new devices. On AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, they will cost $750 and $850 respectively.
The live stream event started on time on March 29, 11:00 pm EDT; it aired simultaneously in San Francisco at 8 a.m., NY at 11 a.m., London at 4 p.m., Tokyo at 12 a.m. midnight on March 30, and on Sydney at 2 a.m. on March 30 as well, according to The Verge.
The handsets will also be sold in Best Buy stores as well as BestBuy.com, Target and Walmart.