You may not want to rely on Galaxy S8's Face Unlock

Alongside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus phones, Samsung has also introduced Bixby, the flagship phones' new AI assistant.

Peter Wells takes a first look at Samsung's latest mobile device at its NY launch. Samsung is calling its latest brainchild the "smartphone without limits" and that has got a lot to do with its looks; after all, isn't that what strikes you first about a brand new phone?

The launch of the S8 was pushed out by a few months. For Samsung, the Note 7 issue was a major blow to its success a year ago and it needed to recover from it badly.

Additionally, the battle of Bixby vs Siri can also be easily defined by the number of languages each of the AI assistant knows.

Koh said Bixby would provide users with "more and more personalized help", using voice commands to navigate apps and services. Users are recommended to charge their phones at least 50 percent before an update. The regular Samsung Galaxy S8 is tagged at $725 while the bigger Samsung galaxy S8 Plus is priced at $825.

Already, though, the Galaxy S8 isn't off to the best of starts, as it seems that one of its key security features may not be quite as secure as the company implied.

Apple is expected to remove the dedicated home button from the bottom bezel which is something that is widely used by Android devices.

This is in line with previously reported leaks. It true, the video could prove the South Korean company wrong.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 isn't even out yet but there's a "feature" that's not as secure as you might think. It is also about 1.5mm narrower than S7 Edge. Both S8 smartphones will have flat screens. It will be running on the Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Both the S8 smartphone models will allegedly keep the 3.5mm headphone jack, which Apple controversially decided not to include in its iPhone 7 range past year.

Using the new devices, the new Gear VR with Controller can be unlocked - as well as being able to connect to the new Gear 360 to create "4k 360° videos and 15-megapixel photos".

  • Arturo Norris