Samsung just unveiled two new phones and slew of accessories at Unpacked 2017 event. The devices were unveiled at a press event at New York City’s Lincoln Center. The phones will also have Bixby, the company’s latest voice assistant. The Samsung S8 can be the make or break moment for the company in a market where its direct competition is Apple, especially after its previous disastrous(literally) venture with the Samsung Note 7. The Samsung S8 is said to be launched with an edge-to-edge display which will cover the entire front space of the device. The Samsung S8 has been launched in 2 different sizes- 5.8 inch and 6.2-inch screens and their prices will vary accordingly. Samsung also launched the signature intelligent personal assistant Bixby, similar to that of Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant. It is to run on the new Android 7 and will be made available in Gold, Grey and Black. Although Blue might also be an option this year. The fingerprint scanner for the device will be located right next to the rear camera.
Watch the LIVE event here:
9:15 PM: Bixby learns and adapts to your routines to anticipate what you need.
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) March 29, 2017
9:14 PM: With Bixby, we’ve built intelligence into the camera, so it understands what we’re seeing
9:13 PM: Bixby knows what’s happening on your screen, so you can switch seamlessly between voice and touch.
9:12PM: Bixby is intelligence reimagined, offering a suite of services that changes how you use your phone.
9:11 PM: Now, instead of typing the password, you are the password.
9:07 PM: A new Iris Scanner and facial recognition give the perfect combination of security and convenience.
Bixby offers four main features: Voice, Vision, Reminder and Home. Read: https://t.co/yhh5buXjf1 pic.twitter.com/ynNvl2xiVh
— Samsung Electronics (@Samsung) March 29, 2017
9:03 PM: A more efficient processor means faster downloads, longer battery life, and less wasted energy.
9:00 PM: A phone you can use at the pool, in the rain… even in the shower.
8:57 PM: Autofocus Front Camera quickly detects your face to take perfect selfies in any conditions.
8:53 PM: Infinity Display means more screen for a more immersive viewing experience.
8:50 PM: The all-new GalaxyS8 takes you beyond the limits of any phone you’ve known before.
8:47 PM: No mention of exploding Note 7 smartphone, or the arrested Samsung CEO, yet.
8:40 PM: Samsung really going for the progression of mobile through the ages. Maybe because of its own recent regression.
8: 35 PM: “A new kind of smartphone” going beyond the limits of anything before. Fancy.
8:30 PM: Mark Notton from Samsung, speaks about the meaty specs.
06:53 PM: Samsung had been forced to recall all the defective phones and put a stop to the production of the Note 7.
06:36 PM: Viewers can also watch the event when it live streams on Samsung Mobile YouTube channel.
06: 32 PM: Galaxy S8 will feature an edge to edge display, meaning, the entire front portion of the device will be taken over by the display.
06: 30 PM: The new flagship device will come in two different sizes- 5.8 inch and 6.2-inch screens.
06:28 PM: The phone is likely to be made available in Gold, Grey and Black, although some reports suggest that a Blue might also be an option.
06: 25 PM: The S8 series is likely to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and come with 4GB RAM and a 128 GB device inbuilt storage