According to latest reports, The South Korean- giant Samsung’s latest top of the range phones have abandoned the physical home button it used in their past models and the company have also launched a new virtual assistant.
Reports said due to the removal of the home button, display of the Galaxy S8 and bigger S8+ have also gone bigger even though the devices is about the same size as last year’s S7 and S7 Edge.
Both latest models have displays that curve round the phones’ sides. The launch follows Samsung’s messed up release of the Note 7, which was recalled twice after fires.
The largest seller of smart phones blamed the problem on battery faults and said it had since put in additional safety measures, including X-ray scans of batteries.
“The Galaxy S8 is arguably the most important launch of the last 10 years for Samsung and every aspect will be under the microscope following the Note 7 recall,” commented Ben Wood from the CCS tech consultancy.
“The S8 is a unquestionably a strong product but Samsung must now deliver a faultless launch to move on from its earlier difficulties. If this happens it will emerge in an even stronger position.”
The new Samsung handsets reportedly will hit the shelves on 21st April. The price of S8 will be £690 and the S8+ is set to be sold for £780, that is significant price surge on last year’s initial price tag of £569 for the S7 and £639 for the S7 Edge.
Samsung has been the bestselling handset manufacturer for 2016 as a whole. However, Apple overtook it in the final three months.
The LED’s of the upcoming S8 and S8+, will measure 5.8 inches (14.7cm) and 6.2 inches (15.7cm) respectively, mean a more stretched aspect ratio than before, stretching the screens closer to the top and bottom of the handsets.
Consequently, In the new handset Samsung’s logo will not appear on front, and the physical home button is swapped with an on-screen icon quite identical to the competitor Android phones from Huawei and LG.