Despite of the other smartphone devices previously released ditching out the said port, which is started by the Apple with their iPhone 7 a year ago, the Samsung still make the majority of the mobile users worldwide by retaining the, most precious port for some, headphone jack.
Calling the South Korean company's pitch hyperbole, he says "Don't get me wrong, the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks like a nice device". Koh Dong-jin, Samsung Electronics' mobile business chief, told local reporters at a press briefing on Monday, two days before the unpacking event in NY. It will also be the first phone to debut the company's new Bixby artificial intelligence (AI) assistant, which will be limited to some regions for now, according to CNet. Samsung had pushed the engineering envelope with the Note 7 battery, which contributed to spontaneous combustions.
"The Galaxy S8 is the most important phone for Samsung in a decade and every aspect will be under the microscope following the Note 7 recall", said Ben Wood, a smartphone industry analyst with UK-based CCS Insight.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will come powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 SoC.
It achieves that goal by being heavily integrated with a number of apps, as well as offering a screen search functionality akin to Google Assistant.
Samsung Electronics' new Galaxy S8 is reportedly facing manufacturing issues with its camera modules, as its supplier Patron is struggling to boost the yield rate, The Bell reported on March 31. On the S8, it is used for the phone's force-sensing, on-screen virtual home button. Both S8 models are taller than their predecessors, but widths are roughly the same to preserve one-handed use.
She was also quite critical of the Galaxy S8's camera, as was The Verge's Sean O'Kane. At least, not by most people who'll get their phones this month.
"Samsung plans to apply Bixby even on budget smartphones".
"We must be bold enough to step into the unknown and humble enough to learn from our mistakes", Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said at the event after acknowledging it had been a challenging year for Samsung. This makes it a total of two virtual assistants on the same phone.
Samsung is also planning to launch OLED panels without a polarizer.