The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7, for instance, would not allow many users cleanly switch from Verizon to T-Mobile and vice versa because of missing LTE bands.
"The S8 is a unquestionably a strong product but Samsung must now deliver a faultless launch to move on from its earlier difficulties". But, with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Microsoft together with the South Korean smartphone manufacturer have made a decision to move a notch further to strengthen their partnership and decides to bring a special Microsoft edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are equipped with Bluetooth 5 that helps users to stream audio to two speakers or headsets at the same time. Both these devices also include a fingerprint scanner which is now located at the back. However, along with the Samsung Galaxy S8, the LG's latest G6 flagship smartphone also retain the port.
Samsung made a big deal about how many ways in which the new Galaxy S8 can be secured and unlocked.
- The new phones will come with an advanced 8MP F1.7 smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 dual pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.
The Galaxy S8 is due to be released in Australia on April 28 for $1199 and $1349 for the larger "plus" version. This enables Galaxy S8 users to unlock their smartphone by simply looking at the front of the device.
A major new feature of the phone is the artificially intelligent voice assistant dubbed Bixby - effectively the company's answer to the iPhone's Siri.