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Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ India Launch Announced

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ India Launch Announced

Pre-orders for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone have exceeded those of its predecessor S7, the firm's mobile chief said on Thursday, suggesting many consumers are unfazed by last year's Galaxy Note 7 fires.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ also feature some of the most advanced types of security features. The first, as some of you might remember, was the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 from previous year.

While the Galaxy S8 won't actually be released until later in April, Samsung still looks to maintain this stance on button remapping through third-party apps. Curved screen Active would purportedly be the first time, but the Active variant might feature a flat screen instead.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a new approach, as the company has adopted a similar all screen front and widescreen aspect ratio. More ruggedness also means extra bulk, however, so don't expect the Galaxy S8 Active to look as sleek as the Galaxy S8 .

The S8 features Samsung's new artificial intelligence service, Bixby, with functions including a voice-commanded assistant system similar to Apple's Siri.

Samsung is not the only one working on a foldable display device right now. According to Sammobile, the S8 Active bears the model number SM0G829A and is codenamed Cruiser. The active line has generally offered almost the same specifications as the Galaxy handset released for that year but added a rugged exterior shell, water and dust resistance, and other improvements. One version would use an OLED screen, while the other would incorporate a flexible display to allow it to extend from a 5-inch to an 8-inch device.

With the launch of the Galaxy S8 devices, the company also introduced its own personal assistant called Bixby which also happens to have its dedicated button on the side edge of the smartphones. It all started out with the Galaxy S4 (no fear of misfortune) and seems to be continuing in the form of Galaxy S8 Active. "We are aiming to sell 1 million units before officially launching the smartphone", said DJ Koh, head of Samsung's mobile business, at a media conference at its Seocho office building in Seoul.


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