Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: Social media has given its verdict

Greenpeace plans to issue a report around April from an assessment on whether consumers are able to get desired repairs for smartphones, notebooks, and tablet PCs sold by the world's 14 main IT manufacturing companies and whether the companies are releasing environmentally friendly products that prevent wasting of resources.

The terrible experience with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 made many people think that the Korean company was going to be remembered by that inconvenient and that it was going to sink immediately.

Both phones are the first ones to be granted with the Mobile HDR Premium qualification, which means they can display and meet the needed standard for high dynamic range content. On the other hand, the Galaxy S8+ features a bigger 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD resolution and 531 ppi. Samsung had to pull its flagship phone from the market and it lost billions. Samsung DeX Station includes two USB 2.0 ports, one Ethernet port, one USB Type-C power in, and a cooling fan.

The Samsung logo is gone and the home button is instead "virtual" and on the display itself. To maximize display space, there's no more physical home button. These phone holders are the ideal hand-free solution for drivers and other people alike. Both the phones shall feature Android 7.0 Nougat, according to Samsung. For one thing, Samsung says Bixby will be able to handle any smartphone task now managed by touch. It's also unknown if the Microsoft Store website will also be selling the phones. The S8 will come with preinstalled apps which would work seamlessly with Bixby. Not all touch commands will have voice counterparts right away. "I think the brand will struggle to compete in the longer term with the broader digital ecosystems from Google, Amazon or Apple", Forrester analyst Thomas Husson said.

The front camera is getting a boost to 8 megapixels, from 5 megapixels, while the rear one stays at 12 megapixels. As with previous models, the S8 is water and dust resistant and features a memory card slot to supplement 64 gigabytes of built-in storage. There is also a new facial recognition application that lets users unlock their phones by looking at them. It's similar to what Microsoft offers on its Windows 10 phones. Samsung also unveiled a router that doubles as a hub for internet-connected appliances and lights. Existing owners can buy just the controller for about $40.

The company has bundled high-performance earphones tuned by AKG by Harman, claiming to offer unbeatable sound quality as an in-box accessory.

  • Arturo Norris