Samsung Seeks to Lure Back Buyers With Sleek S8 Smartphone

Samsung debuted its new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S8 which offers most of the big new features rumored to be in Apple's upcoming iPhone 8

According to the GSM Arena, the Canadian carrier TELUS has confirmed that the deliveries of the pre-orders will start shipping by April 17, so that they can expect other major carriers to do the same.

Apparently, iPhone 8's advanced camera system will have 3D capabilities that can enable augmented (AR), like the hologram effect in Pokemon Go, and virtual reality (VR) features in apps, while also offering better security.

Replacement phones proved troublesome as well, with one reportedly catching fire on a Southwest Airlines flight and another exploding in the pocket of a woman in Taiwan, noted Digital Trends.

While the numerous leaks and hints may have blunted the surprise of the new specs for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, the reveal still shows an overall unbelievable set of components that went into the phone.

Samsung says it's more secure than a fingerprint sensor. This resulted in the same action taking place regarding the next year's Galaxy S7, and now the Windows creator is taking the initiative to a new level with the recently announced Galaxy S8. On the software side, users can now clip specific apps to the top of the screen so that, for instance, they can compose emails while reading a web page.

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

An optional docking station will turn the S8 phone into a desktop computer when connected to a regular TV. The company says the standard S8 model has a 3,000 mAh battery while the Plus version has a capacity of 3,500 mAh.

The iPhone does not have wireless charging.

Unsurprisingly, Samsung is touting the safety of the S8's battery, given that the cause of the Note 7 fires was due to faulty battery design.

The unveiled Galaxy S8 has a new, nearly seamless look, with the side bezels trimmed down to a thin sliver and covered with a wraparound display.