Samsung's Galaxy S8 draws criticism in first launch since Note recall

Toby Manning
April 21, 2017

To coincide with the retail launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung has partnered with Google to make the Play Music app the default music player on Samsung mobile devices.

The South Korean company suffered a serious setback in its smartphone business previous year following the suspension of sale of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet due to battery problems. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 57,900 while the S8 Plus is priced at Rs 64,900 and the smartphones are available in two colour variants - Midnight Black and Maple Gold - starting from May 5.

We are happy to announce that after a long time of waiting, Samsung's Galaxy S8 has just been made available for purchase. There's no question that both the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 Plus feature fantastic cameras. But today, April 21st, is officially Galaxy S8 release day.

However, after the debacle caused by the Galaxy Note 7, with many reporting the phone heating up, catching fire and exploding, it was extremely important for the Korean telecom giant to make a phone that was not only handsome, but sturdy as well.

One member contacted Vodafone who advised that it was a technical glitch and that the Gear VR was only supposed to only be free when buying the Galaxy S7 or S8 handset.

You could also wait for the Galaxy Note 8...

Samsung is not going to change the S-Pen user interface or the S-Pen, the specifications of the pen could be better, but the design could be the same.

More importantly, the Note 8 should have a large high-resolution screen, 6.4 inches, measured diagonally.

Having used both the iPhone 7 Plus and Huawei's dual-lens systems, I'm a fan of both even though they're different approaches.

In the United States, at this moment, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is available in black, silver, and a light purple called Orchid Gray.

In terms of hardware power, Galaxy S8 has been equipped with Qualcomm's flagship octa-core Snapdragon 835 CPU.

More features: IRIS scanner, a fingerprint sensor (under the Display), USB Type-C and S-Pen (of course).

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