Is Samsung planning dual cameras for the Galaxy Note 8?


The Samsung Galaxy S8 has only been released to a few users that pre-ordered and is still about to be unleashed in other markets this week, but already it is facing a bit of a backlash.

Speaking of which, both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ still boast of a glass - Corning Gorilla Glass 5 this time round - and metal body, but unlike their predecessor phones, Samsung's 2017 flagships have near bezel-less screens. The global electronics giant has scheduled the Galaxy S8 launch event in New Delhi at 12 pm today. It will be interesting to see if Samsung's positioning of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ models works, given that it has to cover up for the losses from Note 7 fiasco.

The devices will be available on Flipkart and Samsung's online store from May 5. Thanks to the high screen-to-body ratio on both the devices, Samsung has managed to pack in larger displays while maintaining a relatively compact frame.

As for security, both the phones offer a wide selection of biometric technologies including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition so users can select a secure biometric authentication method that works best for them.

Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch Quad HD (2960 x 1440 pixels) Infinity display which is curved on both sides while the Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.2-inch Quad-HD display.

St Petersburg attack: Tenth suspect detained
Petersburg's Ploshad Vosstaniya metro station as well as handguns and ammunition were found at suspects' places of residence. The security service, known as the FSB, said it arrested Akram Azimov in a town near Moscow on Wednesday.

Supreme Court denies Arkansas request to carry out execution
Capital punishment in several states was stymied by problems with lethal-injection drugs and legal questions over their protocols. That's true whether it's the inmate who is seeking an eleventh-hour reprieve or the state that wants to put a prisoner to death.

GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized
GM's factory was "unexpectedly taken by the public authorities, preventing normal operations", according to an emailed statement. Venezolana was established in 1948 and employs about 2,700 workers and has 79 dealers in the country, USA TODAY reported.

The two Samsung smartphones are the first flagships since the fateful Samsung Galaxy Note 7, and will determine how the public perceives the brand after the debacle.

If you buy phones and you're in it for the long haul, like 2-3 years, then things like how easy is the phone to fix is an important question.

The phones available in India will run on Samsung's Exynos processor and have 4 GB of RAM. The device also supports storage expansion using a microSD card.

The new phones come with Samsung's new digital assistant Bixby, which will compete with Apple's Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. They also come with faster charging capabilities.