Bixby Meets Cortana: Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition on Way

Samsung has just introduced its most awaited smartphones, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

While Samsung's brand new Bixby voice assistant launches through a specific button on its left-hand side, Google Assistant is the voice AI that launches when you hold down the home button, arguably an easier launching method.

Samsung will reportedly break tradition with the new installment.

According to a CNET report, the new phones will carry a price tag of $750 (for Galaxy S8) and $850 (for Galaxy S8 Plus).

If this is a move that turns out to be true, then it would definitely be taking a similar path that Samsung took with their Galaxy S8.

The video below from the guys over at iDeviceHelp shows the facial recognition on the Samsung Galaxy S8 being bypassed with a photo on another handset.

Samsung says it's more secure than a fingerprint sensor.

The Galaxy S7 Edge features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED with 2560 x 1440 pixels and 557 ppi pixel density. The Galaxy S8 measures 148.9×68.1x8mm and weighs 155 grams. Moreover, when Samsung will reveal any information about this phone, we will update you soon.

The feature allows users to unlock the phone simply by looking into the front-facing camera, but blogger Marcianophone managed to trick the system by using a selfie that was saved on another device. But unlike other retailers, like Best Buy or Walmart, the software giant is selling what it calls the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition, a handset that comes with several bundled Microsoft apps.

The Galaxy S8 (left) and S8 plus (right) compared to the iPhone 7 plus (center). Both phones will be available for purchase beginning April 21 at brick-and-mortar US Microsoft Store locations.

  • Carolyn Briggs