Samsung Electronics has unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship Smartphone as it battles to regain market leadership it lost to Apple after embarrassing withdrawal of fire-prone Note 7S.
Boasting some of the largest wrap-around screens ever made, the long-awaited S8 is the South Korean tech giant’s first new Premium phone since Note 7 debacle in October, The botched release had wiped out $5.48 billion of profit and helped Apple overtake Samsung as the world’s top Smartphone maker in the fourth quarter.
Two versions of the Galaxy S8, code-named Dream internally, were launched at a media event in New York with 6.2-inch and 5.8-inch curved screens the largest to date for Samsung’s Premium Smartphones. The new devices will be released on 21 April.
Samsung has eliminated nearly all of bezel borders around the face to maximize the screen surface area.
The S8 features Samsung’s new artificial intelligence service, Bixby, with functions including a voice-commanded assistant system similar to Apple’s Siri.