Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs, Features & Update: Bixby - New Digital Assistant To Rival Siri, More Than Just A Talking Encyclopedia

The tech world is already abuzz with excitement for Samsung's upcoming flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. The Korea-based tech giant will reportedly be hosting a special event in New York this March 29 to unveil the latest offering from their line of smartphones.

It has already been established that 2016 was not a good year for Samsung as the debacle on the exploding batteries broke loose. Samsung lost a lot of users and the trust for their units dropped to an all time low. With this premise, it is only logical that the company find ways to regain its popularity and the public's trust putting a very big pressure to the Samsung Galaxy S8.

According to The Verge, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is under a lot of pressure as it needs to separate from the shadow of the exploding battery debacle of the Note 7. Admittedly, this is not an easy feat to do but clearly not impossible. Tech analysts believe that given the right features, functionality and novelty, Samsung might win the hearts of the consumers once again.

According to The Investor, Samsung is taking the extra mile to entice the public to patronize them once again by offering unconditional refunds to Samsung Galaxy S8 users. However, this report must be taken with a grain of salt as the Korean tech company has yet to confirm the said reports.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is previewed to come in two sizes - a standard S8 unit with 5.7-inch display and a larger version dubbed as the S8+. Obviously, the terms seem to be all too familiar with iPhone users, as Apple offers two sizes for one phone model. Display-wise, the upcoming Samsung flagship phone is expected to have edge-to-edge curved displays with round corners.

Siri will also be having a new rival as Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly be offering a new digital assistant called Bixby. According to reports, Bixby will be widely compatible to be integrated into several apps to help users get more things done with just a tap of their fingers.

Specs-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to come with a 12-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel front camera, 4 GB RAM, iris scanner and 64 GB memory that can be expandable via micro SD cards.


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