Samsung blocks Bixby button remapping on Galaxy S8
Apr 20 2017 by Joanne Wise
After months of waiting the Samsung Galaxy S8 will finally land in shops next week. These kind of rumors were only to be expected after this newest leak concerning Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, and many fans can't wait to see what else these devices might bring that wasn't even mentioned in Kuo's leak.
Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones can connect to the sleek new Gear 360 and also allow you to watch stunning VR videos and play ultra-realistic motion games. While the Galaxy S8 launches globally this Friday, some South Koreans already have the smartphones in their possession and there are issues with the device reports CNET.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a QHD+ Super AMOLED 5.8-inch display with 1440 X 2960 resolution.
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Berne says that allowing users to remap the button isn't out of the question for good, but Samsung will not officially support it. Due to the incredible screen to body ratio, the devices' physical dimensions do not pose a threat to an average-sized human hand.
The devices have an Exynos Octa core (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHZ Quad) processor. Samsung has so much faith in the AI that it added a dedicated button on the left side of the handset to active it. The experts also note that the curved display screen might be easily damaged when replacing the front glass panel. But apparently, they changed their mind and now that button is simply for Bixby so Samsung can lock in the users within their system and not use any of their competitors. The 12 MP rear camera lens remains the same as in the previous Galaxy S7, but Samsung has said that the camera software has been improved. The dual-cameras will include 3x optical zoom, 12MP wide-angle CIS supporting dual photodiode (2PD), 13MP telephoto CIS, dual 6P lenses and dual OIS.
Samsung delivered somewhat of a surprise when it confirmed the Note series would return this year in the form of the Galaxy Note 8. The phones are IP68 water and dust resistant, MicroSD support up to 256GB, always-on display and have fast and wireless charging capabilities.