Bixby Meets Cortana: Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition on Way

The story behind the story: The Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition is an interesting turn of events for the company’s approach to Android. With one phone held up to the facial scanner with an image of the owner on the display, the phone’s sensor appears to believe it’s looking at its owner and unlocks the device. The special Microsoft Edition adds Cortana alongside Microsoft Outlook, which only but adds to the bloatware already available on the phones from Samsung. Though these are not the first phones to feature the Microsoft applications, it can be said that Samsung has gone a step further by strengthening their partnership by launching the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Microsoft edition models.

Samsung has just launched its stunning new Galaxy S8, and while the phone looks to be one of, if not the best Android handset available, there could be trouble on the horizon.

Would you love to get a brand new Galaxy S8 or S+ for yourself but would rather wait for the holiday season? Use your fingerprint to unlock your smartphone and pay with Samsung Pay. A video has surfaced showing how the Galaxy S8’s facial recognition can be fooled using nothing more than a photograph.

The smaller 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 will come with a QuadHD Infinity display with 570 pixels per inch (ppi) along with 4GB RAM. The pre-orders of the newest flagship handsets from Samsung will start on May 9which indicates an earlier release date. The iris recognition feature is simply the scanning of the iris to unlock the phone, verify Samsung account, and much more. In terms of optics, the S8 will sport a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel front shooter.

The biggest design change evident in the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is something Samsung calls the “Infinity Display” that creates a curved-edge and almost bezel-free screen.

The LG device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 and fitted with a 3,300mAh battery.

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