What the Samsung S8 means for the iPhone 8

The S8 and S8+ are also the first Samsung devices to feature Bixby, its new artificial intelligence assistant software. This differs from the standard edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 only a tiny bit - OneDrive, Skype, and Office all come aboard the standard versions of both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. To maximize display space, there's no more physical home button.

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. The Samsung Gear VR headset originally costs $99. DeX, the docking station which allows users to convert their Galaxy S8 phones into a desktop computer, will retail for $149.99 and will hit the shelves in late April. Further, the larger phone will sell for $840 at Verizon and $850 at T-Mobile.

"That's a big bet that its phones will justify a higher price, whereas it could have used these new phones as a way to drive higher sales after a couple of years of stagnation", said Jan Dawson, an analyst with Jackdaw Research.

Converting the statement to numbers, it can be said that while the "Galaxy S7 only maintained about 80% of its total effective battery capacity" post one year of charges and discharges, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ battery capacity will tick at 95% over that same period with the same usage. Any new pic you snap with your camera, photo in your photo gallery, images across the web in the Samsung Internet app...they're all a jumping off point for finding related ideas on Pinterest, from recommendations for similar products to ways to bring the idea, recipe or style to life. Not so with the Galaxy S8 and the embedded Bluetooth version 5.0 technology.

As mentioned above, Samsung has fitted the S8 with a attractive curved glass screen. As enterprise mobility becomes increasingly common, end-users struggle with disparate mobile and desktop experiences when using enterprise desktops, mobile applications, and cloud services. With the removal of the bezels at the top and bottom portions of the device as well as the home button from its façade, the displays look even wider than ever. Samsung ultimately killed that smartphone after two recalls, both related to issues with faulty batteries. For one, the battery has been reduced to 1,160mAh as compared to the 1,350mAh on the 2016 Gear 360.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 at a press event at New York City's Lincoln Center earlier this week.

For one thing, Samsung says Bixby will be able to handle any smartphone task now managed by touch. "While we have established a rule of using [recalled items] for refurbished phones, there will need to be discussions with regulatory authorities and communications providers in different countries, and we plan to determine the sale markets and times in consideration of market demand", Samsung Electronics said.

  • Carolyn Briggs