Samsung Galaxy S8: Why Most Folks Won’t Buy It

The device comes in two models with different screen sizes – the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus. But given that this year Samsung skipped MWC 2017 and did not unveil the Galaxy S8 during the event, we expect the Note8 to be launched with an appropriate delay as well.

Apple’s standard iPhone 7 screen is notoriously low resolution for a flagship phone today (it’s 750p), despite the Retina branding, but at least the iPhone 7 Plus hits the 1080p mark.

The Galaxy S8 also comes with the enhanced Samsung Health service, expanding one of Samsung’s most widely used services with 60 million monthly active users and 11 million daily active users worldwide. Samsung says that software and processor efficiencies will let the new phones offer all-day battery life under normal use. It will also be the first phone to debut the company’s new Bixby artificial intelligence (AI) assistant, which will be limited to some regions for now, according to CNet. Bixby is also compatible with Google Play Music.

But there’s a major caveat: Bixby will work only with selected Samsung apps, including the photo gallery and messages.

“I think it does put a lot of pressure on Apple to show that they can still innovate”. In terms of optics, the S8 will sport a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel front shooter. Other features of the S8+ are same as the S8.

The rumours about the next iPhone having the Touch ID beneath the display might, in fact, remain a rumour as a new report from iDrop News claims that the iPhone 8 might feature the Touch ID (fingerprint scanner) at the back of the device just below the Apple logo. The sleek phone’s standout features are a screen that goes almost to the edges of the device, and a virtual assistant named Bixby.

An optional docking station will turn the S8 phone into a desktop computer when connected to a regular TV. It’s similar to what Microsoft offers on its Windows 10 phones.

Samsung said its previously announced Gear VR headset upgrade, which will now include a hand-held controller, will go on sale in April for about $130.

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