Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition being sold at Microsoft stores

With the Galaxy S8 and S8+, it appears as though Samsung may be poised for its biggest win yet. High-end, standalone VR headsets from Samsung are still in development, according to a report by CNET. Here's a comparison of Samsung and Google's latest flagship smartphones.

The LED cover may block your view of the S8's screen, but it does make up for it with a rather nifty gimmick: built-in LEDs (in case you hadn't guessed from the name).

Samsung's (SSNLF) unveiling of its new Galaxy S8 and larger S8 Plus smartphones with stunning "infinity" displays on Wednesday has some investors wondering which stocks will get a nice boost from its sales in the next year. It even has a fan to keep the Galaxy S8 from overheating, nearly just like a mini PC.

Bixby, along with Dex, is an essential key to the success of the phone release, which happened to much fanfare at a launch event titled Samsung Unpacked in NY on Wednesday. So Microsoft and Samsung can benefit by finding ways to depend more on each other and less on the two mobile giants. That change means the fingerprint-based security sensor has been relocated to the back of the phone near the camera lens. The arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S8 phone, launched just a year after the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, may seem a little premature, but watch the introduction video and you'll see how many updates you have to be excited about. Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and a whopping 6GB of RAM, the OnePlus 3T could provide the performance of the Galaxy S8 with some challenge. Bixby also got a dedicated button on the left-hand side of the phone below the volume buttons.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will go on sale starting April 21 and the pre-orders are already live in the US.

Bixby AI assistant was unveiled in NY on Wednesday. The new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus come in five color options that are, midnight black, orchid gray, arctic silver, coral blue and maple gold.

  • Carolyn Briggs