Samsung Galaxy S8 wont be another Note 7 - here's why

Posted April 20, 2017

Among with these technologies, the most surprising things about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus for the smartphone fans and the mobile industry is the 3.5mm headphone jack. With the new Samsung S8 and S8 Plus, both come with a designated Bixby button. Well, it looks like Samsung did take into consideration a Galaxy S8 with dual-camera setup, but decided otherwise in the end.

At the event, we were told that the much-hyped Samsung Bixby virtual assistant will only be in Korean at first, with English to follow, and our event chaperones wouldn't let us try unlocking at all.

In fact, all they'd need, according to a new video, is a photo of you in order to bypass the facial recognition feature. But, with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Microsoft together with the South Korean smartphone manufacturer have chose to move a notch further to strengthen their partnership and decides to bring a special Microsoft edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Indeed, in a statement given to ArsTechnica, Samsung explained that facial recognition can not be used to authenticate mobile payments or to access the device's Secure Folder, both of which require the use of the phone's other biometric features. The Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition still runs Android paired with Touch Wiz, so what's the difference? Then you have your fingerprint sensor, which because of the new large screen design of the Galaxy S8 has been demoted to the back of the smartphone. Galaxy S8 has a battery of 3000 mAh while Galaxy S8 Plus has a battery of 3500 mAh. Samsung has put extreme effort into making the S8's display the best in class, which Andru says takes it a step above anything else on the market. The new smartphones are powered by the new octa-core Exynos processors with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.