S8 Pre-orders Surpass Previous Models — Samsung

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The new device, equipped with either 5.8-inch or 6.2-inch (14.73cm or 15.75cm) curved screens, sports the largest screens to date among all of Samsung's flagship phones due to a redesign. Rhee said the Bixby interface is "much more natural and easier to use".

The South Korean tech giant is making a foldable phone named Samsung Galaxy X, and its prototype is expected to be unveiled this year.

Samsung said Thursday that preorders for its new S8 phone had surpassed the preorders for its prior model, the S7. It simply means the "voice assistant" will not offer any voice controls in the beginning. The 1-minute ad highlights nearly all the key new features of the Galaxy S8, with the gorgeous Infinity Display being the star.

With regards to the battery - the central figure in the Note 7's demise - Samsung said in the presentation that the S8 devices went through its "toughest safety process ever" with an eight-point battery safety check that "goes beyond industry standards", said Aladdin Hijazi, regional training manager at Samsung Gulf Electronics. That said, voice recognition generally is not all that easy to do.

However, it will take longer for Bixby to operate in foreign languages, including English. However, the Wall Street Journal reports that the delayed rollout could last until the end of May. There might also be two screens that will be designed for multi-tasking rather than being used as one huge screen display.

Experts who reviewed the AI assistant were disappointed with the results. Bixby's failure to live up to promises would have been a bigger embarrassment if the technology didn't work as advertised, she noted. Independent analyst Richard Windsor said Bixby has "very little intelligence". Viv Labs is also co-creator of Siri.

We are being told that a full Bixby will be made available as an update later this year. Most notably, Bixby won't be restricted to the core functionality of apps. Even the dedicated side button for Bixby can be reconfigured to launch Google Assistant.

However, Google's voice assistant, which is now a standard part of the Android operating system, will be available.

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Last month, the firm released Samsung Dex that allows users to use their smartphones like a personal computer by connecting the Dex station to their phone.

He didn't reveal precise figures for the United States but said it was much higher than in Korea and better than the Galaxy S7 past year.

Samsung's mobile chief DJ Koh said in a press statement the Galaxy S8 was "our testament to regaining your trust".

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This news finally confirms what many people were expecting from the network operator. Bear in mind this is applicable only to pre-orders, right at this moment.

Alternatively, it is possible that freebies provided by Samsung on pre-orders might be the reason behind the surging count; especially the free GearVR that comes with all the pre-orders in the region.

Strong sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus would help the Korean company post all-time record profits in the second quarter this year.


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