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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ price, deals and pre-order offers

21 April, 2017, 20:36 | Author: Nadine Todd

The company said Tuesday that the voice feature in its Bixby voice-activated personal assistant won't be shipping in the US with the Galaxy S8 smartphone on April 21, but would be available later this spring.

This is the first time Samsung didn't announce their flagship Galaxy devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but that doesn't seem to have deterred their resolve to compete at the top levels.

Although its IT and mobile business is presumed to have posted lackluster earnings because of the Note 7, industry watchers said the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus should change this.

Unlike past Galaxy S sets which took the pricing to about $100 expensive than last year, this year, with the Galaxy S8, Samsung hasn't pushed the price by that much when compared to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge respectively.

"The economically priced, high-performing Galaxy J series sustained Samsung's shipments and contributed significantly to the expansion of the brand's overall smartphone production volume", TrendForce reported. Moreover, Galaxy S8 came with the same amount of RAM as Galaxy S7 from previous year i.e 3 GB, but it also features Samsung's first swing at a virtual assistant called "Bixby" that the user may launch using its own dedicated button.

Samsung CEO of the Galaxy S8's iris recognition Mark Clifton, stated that Federal Bureau of Investigation utilizes 13 points of identification per fingerprint, which 10 fingers might have 130 unique identifiers.

The second one-minute ad mainly focuses on its infinity display, but the usage of the screen is made only as a prop to compute some of the famous and distinguished features of the phone.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ also feature some of the most advanced types of security features. While the iris scanner of the Samsung Galaxy S8 can register up to 200 identifying features.

The customer also reveals that those who pre-ordered the smartphone would get the following items in the bundle, but that would also require that they pay an additional sum for it. Just by inserting the smartphone into the DeX, users will be able to use their handsets like a desktop computer.

Also on the cards is a dual camera similar to iPhone 7 Plus.

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