Samsung hopes Galaxy S8 will reinvigorate company after combustible Note 7

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The Galaxy S7 already had the top smartphone screen on the market, and believe it or not, the Galaxy S8 seems to best it in a few key ways.

What do you think about the new Samsung Galaxy S8 phones? The new Galaxy S8 and the slightly larger 8 Plus, are good-looking.

There's a new version of Samsung's virtual reality headset, the Gear VR.

(AP Photo/Richard Drew). In this Friday, March 24, 2017, photo, the Bixby function of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is demonstrated in NY.

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus sport fast-charging 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries, and the microUSB has been replaced by USB type C. The devices come in a number of new colours including midnight black, arctic silver and orchid gray.

Samsung on Wednesday announced the Galaxy S8 Plus at an event in NY.

The new Gear VR will be compatible with multiple mobile phones from the South Korean manufacturer including Galaxy S7, S6 and Galaxy Note 5 - thankfully, the exploding Note 7 is not on the list. The S8 also sports a voice assistant meant to rival Siri and Google Assistant.

Despite the Note 7 debacle, Samsung reported a profit of 9.2 trillion won ($7.9 billion) for its most recent quarter, an increase of 50 percent from the year prior and its highest level in three years. Reports say that Galaxy S8 in China come in with 6GB RAM compared to 4GB for the rest of the world.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 costs $750, or $30 per month for 24 months with a $30 down payment.

"We are happy that millions of people worldwide still trust Samsung", Koh said.

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Customers who pre-order early can receive their phone from 21 April.

Sadly, Samsung did not announce the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ price at its event.

A report also cited that the new phone could be competing the newest release smartphones of iPhones.

Security - The devices feature Samsung Knox, and a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, and facial recognition.

After conducting a series of tests, Samsung has said the issues were caused by problems with the phones' batteries, design and manufacturing, ABC News noted.

It's not a shock that the Galaxy S8 Plus is an expensive smartphone, although not as much as some feared.

This app takes advantage of the Galaxy S8's camera to recognize objects and deliver information in close to real time. The 0.4in doesn't make a huge difference in use, although the Plus model does benefit from a larger battery - see below. Both S8 models are taller than their predecessors, but widths are roughly the same to preserve one-handed use. The company said the Controller would feature an accelerometer, gyrometer, and magnetic sensors for motion control; a clickable trackpad and a trigger on the back; and home, back, and volume control buttons. With a press of the hardware button the side of the device, Bixby will launch and Samsung states that anything you can do with a touch, you can tell Bixby to do.

But there's a major caveat: Bixby will work only with selected Samsung apps, including the photo gallery and messages, along with Google Play Music. Other apps will be able to adopt Bixby, but Samsung has had a mixed track record in getting other companies to support its home-brewed functions, such as an "Air View" feature for showing pop-up previews of content.

The Galaxy S8 has a 12MP F1.7 rear camera, with dual-pixel sensor technology and fast autofocus to take attractive photographs even in low-light conditions. Besides, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be dust and water resistant with IP68 certification.

Other features include Samsung Pay, and high-performance earphones tuned by AKG by Harman comes with the device in the box.

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