After the bad press of exploding phones, Samsung is back with its newest phone the Galaxy S8. In a press release earlier this week, DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said, “The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ usher in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world… the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy.”
The phone features a smoother design with no buttons or harsh angles. The S8 also features a new camera, which Samsung said delivers the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos. The Galaxy S8 also features Bixby, the company’s new digital assistant. Bixby will allow you to control everything on the phone using your voice. Other features include 64 GB of memory, water resistance and a headphone jack.
As for whether the phone will explode, Steve Kovach of Business Insider, said: “That’s a reasonable question when looking at a new Samsung phone in the post-Note 7 era. Samsung announced in January that it would use a series of new safety checks for all its future devices, including the Galaxy S8. Of course, there’s no guarantee, and we won’t know for sure until more people buy the phone and use it in the wild. But it seems unlikely Samsung would risk making the same blunder twice.”
Prices will ranges based on carriers, but the base model should come in around $720. The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be in stores April 21.
By Michael Obrecki