Samsung Electronics' mobile chief says Galaxy S8 sales to beat S7's

Samsung Electronics' mobile chief says Galaxy S8 sales to beat S7's

The Galaxy S8 release comes after Samsung was forced to recall its Note 7 phones for catching fire due to overheating batteries.

The Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, both bigger than last year's models. There is a designated Bixby button on the side of the S8, which is unlike its rivals. The S8 is also crucial for Samsung's image as a maker of reliable mobile devices.

The debacle cost the South Korean company billions of dollars in lost profit and hammered its global reputation and credibility, during a torrid period that has also seen it embroiled in a corruption scandal.

So if you consider the design, I feel the Galaxy S8 has a design that is no less than any other smartphone that has surfaced so far.

That's according to Wareable, which spoke to Samsung at the Galaxy S8 launch event earlier this week. Inspectors concluded that the initial batteries were too small for their capacity, and that their external pouch put pressure on the internal structure, leading to damage and overheating.

The company says the S8 will go through multiple inspections, including X-rays and stress tests at extreme temperatures.


However, Samsung also made a flurry of other announcements, ranging from updates to its VR line to smart home connectivity.

The S8 comes in at 5.8 inches (up from 5.1 on the S7) and the Plus measures 6.2 inches (up from 5.5 on the S7 Edge). Samsung will reportedly break tradition with the new installment.

We couldn't find the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition on the company's website at the time of writing, but don't worry Kevin, we can't imagine that is has sold out. It was best of both worlds, a large screen as well as a relatively compact phone.

The Samsung logo is gone and the home button is instead "virtual" and on the display itself. But by going to a slightly heavier and slightly longer phone, in the Galaxy S8 you get an screen that is inch one inch bigger. "And it's easy to hold in one hand".

Samsung claims its new voice assistant, Bixby, will do much more than rivals from Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon.

The 2016 year will probably be one of the most memorable years for Samsung and we're not saying this in a good way. When viewing a photo, just say "send this to Bob" to pull up messaging options and contact information for the Bobs you know. Samsung also tried to focus on extending beyond the smartphone with Samsung DeX (show smartphone display on PC) and Samsung Connect (control IoT devices). Despite of several changes, Apple's iPhone 7 was not very different from the iPhone 6s. It can be used via touch, voice and text commands.

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