Samsung's assistant Bixby in tough challenge to rivals

The traditional physical home button has also been removed from the front face of the new Samsung phones in favor of a screen-integrated, pressure-sensitive control area.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are boasting a 12-megapixel camera on the back, alongside an f/1.7 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS).

Coming to the camera bits, it is the same 12MP Dual Pixel sensor that was used on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

Also with it being on the top of the back of the phone those who don’t have large hands will need to use two hands to utilize the reader.

The main cameras on both phones are the same as those in the S7 versions. Samsung had pushed the engineering envelope with the Note 7 battery, which contributed to spontaneous combustions. “The new device customization is an example of bringing together Microsoft applications on more devices so customers can work, play and connect from their pockets”. It will be the first smartphone with Samsung’s new Bixby AI virtual assistant and the first with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system on chip processor. The new image search feature can even have Bixby scan the web for the fresh sneakers your friend sitting next to you is wearing, all with one quick snapshot. It builds on Samsung’s heritage of combining powerful aesthetic design with highly functional devices, but adds a few surprises.

Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Siri also makes its debut in the form of Bixby, Samsung’s personal assistant, which offers personalised help based on users’ interests and locations. One of the interesting features of the phone is that it lets you login via multiple means – fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, facial recognition and your standard PIN/patterns login. The new 8 MP front camera also uses either Sony IMX320, or a Samsung sensor.

There’s no doubt that the Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is likely to be the best Android smartphone of the year. You can enable the facial recognition feature that gives you the option of unlocking your device just by looking at it.

MetroPCS customers, you’ll be able to buy the Galaxy S8 starting on April 21 for $ 729. It has an 83.6percent screen-to-body ratio and covered by stern Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Forbes reported.

“People are exhausted of entering information and complain about having too many passwords to remember”, said William Stofega, program director of mobile phones at International Data Corp.

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