Samsung Electronics has disclosed its new flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones, ending months of speculation about the models since the faulty Galaxy Note 7.
The South Korean tech giant unveiled its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the larger Galaxy S8 Plus in New York and London Wednesday. About two thousand reporters and early adopters came to check out the unboxing event in New York.
The Galaxy S8 series comes with a five-point-eight-inch or six-point-two-inch screen, which adopted a dual edge display design.
The handset also features Bixby, a smart voice assistant to rival Apple's Siri. In addition to a fingerprint reader on the back and an iris scanner on the front, Samsung adopted a face scanner for added security.
In the aftermath of the massive recalls of fire-prone S7s, Samsung is now emphasizing that it has improved safety testing processes for batteries and other parts of its phones.
Considering that the recalls of the Galaxy Note 7 were caused by the battery faults, the Galaxy S8 has a three-thousand mAh battery capacity, the same level as that of the Galaxy 7, instead of the three-thousand-500 mAh battery capacity built for the Galaxy Note 7.
The Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a three-thousand-500 mAh battery capacity, which is smaller than the three-thousand-600 mAh battery capacity of the Galaxy S7 Edge.
Samsung has also developed a meticulous eight-step battery test and applied it to the production of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
The latest handsets from the world’s largest smartphone vendor have drawn positive reviews so far, with some expecting Samsung will be able to sell more than 60 million Galaxy S8s, or 20 percent more than the sales of the Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung plans to begin the sales of the two latest products worldwide on April 21st. Samsung’s archrival Apple is expected to launch its new flagship, iPhone 8, in September.