Samsung unveils Galaxy S8 and S8+, launches VR content service

The facial recognition unlock on the new Galaxy S8 was one of the features Samsung talked up at the launch, but a video has already emerged showing it being tricked by a photo of the user.

Bixby AI assistant was unveiled in NY on Wednesday. The first thing you do is you take your phone and you see the lock screen - with face recognition, there are no other steps. Moreover, Samsung has removed the physical home button at the front, which makes the screen taller.

Microsoft will sell its own version of Samsung's newest flagship smartphone inside its brick-and-mortar retail stores. While, this when compared to the regular models of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + will only be limited to Microsoft Office apps. But, with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Microsoft together with the South Korean smartphone manufacturer have made a decision to move a notch further to strengthen their partnership and decides to bring a special Microsoft edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The voice-command assistant system similar to Apple's Siri, allows users to shop, search for images and get details about nearby places with image recognition technology and geo-location. Samsung on Wednesday launched DeX which can turn Galaxy S8 smartphone into a PC. The company is depending on the two new devices to restore its tattered reputation following its abandonment of the disastrous Galaxy Note7.

Besides, who would want to use the fingerprint scanner when the there is an iris scanner in place?

The new phone will hit the market on April 21, with Samsung taking preorders from April 7. With a bigger and better display with higher resolution, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are definitely better for entertainment and browsing purposes.

"As more super widescreen Android devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6, become available, you'll have more opportunities to display more content and create more engaging experiences with your app".

  • Arturo Norris