It said last week it expects its operating profit in the first quarter was 9.9 trillion won (US$8.8 billion), up 48 percent from 6.7 trillion won in the same period previous year, helped largely by growth in its components business. Such capabilities will be coming to the S8 later this spring, while the digital helper's other features will be available when the phone launches on April 21. Samsung claims the S8 is the safest phone to date after the battery failures that caused some Note 7s to spontaneously combust.
Just to keep you informed, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were opened for pre-orders in South Korea on April 7, which is just a week ago. The company past year discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 production in just a few months after its release due to the battery defects that were believed to have caused fire on the device.
It's important to point out that these prototypes are not being made for the consumer market as Samsung will test out the concept of foldable smartphones internally first.
Bixby is one of the marquee features of Samsung's latest flagship phone, and the company is touting it as a more personalized search tool for the device.
The headline grab specification that Samsung came up with for Samsung S8 is the voice assistant, Bixby.
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Samsung's Galaxy S8 is a gorgeous phone that will soon be available in stores near you - you can preorder it right now and take advantage of some great deals in the process.
Peter Wells takes a first look at Samsung's latest mobile device at its NY launch. Though, the United States variants of the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ come with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor.
On whether the Korean tech giant will adopt a curved screen for mid-range smartphones, Koh said Samsung now harbors no such plans. Earlier this week, for example, ET News reported that Google was considering an $877 million investment in LG Display to ensure its access to LG's OLED (organic light-emitting diode) flexible screen technology.
However, Samsung issued a statement on Tuesday night stating that Bixby won't be available on the Galaxy S8 in the USA market until "later in the spring".