Samsung will finally reveal its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones today, March 29th, after months of anticipation and some very revealing leaks.
The key change from last year’s Galaxy S7 looks set to centre on the screen. A series of unofficial images have shown the Galaxy S8 with a huge display, which covers the entire front of the phone.
This has seemingly been achieved by embedding the home button within the screen and moving the fingerprint scanner to the back of the handset.
Other key features are said to include a 12-megapixel camera, possibly using Sony technology, an iris-scanner and facial recognition for improved security and a series of tweaks to the user interface, which will be based on the latest version of Google’s Android Nougat.
Samsung is likely to talk at length about the much hyped Bixby, its new AI–powered personal assistant, which it unveiled last week.
Bixby has a dedicated button the Galaxy S8 and can be voice activated like Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant.
Reports suggest it is more powerful than those rival efforts, with the ability to hold context aware conversations.
Samsung will launch the phone at special ‘Unpacked’ events in New York and London at 4pm UK time.
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