The Samsung Galaxy S8 hit stores and went on sale from Friday 21st of April 2017. The world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer seeks to move on from a disastrous Galaxy Note 7 recall. The Galaxy S8 unveiled in New York City on 29th of March, and it is the first debut flagship of Samsung since last year’s humiliating withdrawal of Galaxy Note over battery exploding problems.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Hit Stores
The company’s profits are increasing, and the new devices have received good response and reviews, with more than one million pre-orders for the smaller Galaxy S8 and the larger Galaxy S8 Plus in South Korea alone. Samsung Electronics shares jumped more than 2.5% on Friday, adding $7 billion to its market capitalization.
Lee Seung-Woo of IBK Investment Securities says that the market reactions on the release of Galaxy S8 are positive, Samsung could break the 48.5 million record of unit sales of Galaxy S7 models. The Galaxy Note 7 recall cost Samsung billions of dollars lost and hammered the global credibility and reputation, forcing it to apologize to customers and delay the Galaxy S8 launch.
Intriguing Specs And Features
The screen size of Galaxy S8 is 5.8 inches, and Galaxy S8 Plus is 6.2 inches. The two handsets include a digital assistant Bixby, competing with a crowded field that includes Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Amazon Alexa. The most compelling feature of the new flagship smartphones is what Samsung claims as “Infinity Display” a glass screen that covers the complete front of the device, and it has curves seamlessly around its edges.
The most compelling feature of the new flagship smartphones is what Samsung claims as “Infinity Display” a glass screen that covers the complete front of the device, and it has curves seamlessly around its edges.
Before the Galaxy S8 hit stores, some of the customers have complained that the Galaxy S8 screen has a reddish hue. Samsung responds by saying that the users can manually adjust the color range according to their preferences. The new home button has been replaced with a pressure sensitive embedded under the screen. The water resistant rated IP68 allows for biometric authentication with iris and fingerprint scanners.
The world’s largest smartphone makers have said that it expected its operating profit in the 1st quarter period of 8.8 billion up to 48.2 percent from a year earlier, thanks to sales of memory chips and display panels.