Published: Sun, April 09, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Samsung's Galaxy S8 Will Be the World's First Phone With Bluetooth 5.0

Microsoft is not commenting on when or whether the company will expand the availability of the Microsoft Edition Samsung phones beyond U.S. retail stores only, the spokesperson said. Both phones come with better and improved Iris scanner. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are meant to work well with video and with Samsung's own VR headset, Gear VR.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 comes with several biometric features - including one that could be fooled pretty easily, according to a report.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will feature iris recognition, which was earlier seen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which has been discontinued.

As to the second part of your question, the Samsung Galaxy S8 boasts some significant improvements over its predecessor, but it's nothing you won't be able to live without.

Yesterday, we had a look at the phone's specifications and features, including the new digital assistant in Bixby, and the more intriguing pseudo computer functionality afforded by DeX, the nifty dock that'll house the phone.

Samsung claims that "the two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output", but this is still a fantastic feature to have. Just a couple days prior, the company unveiled the new Galaxy S8. Though there are plenty of different smartphones on the market, the battle of the giants is largely between Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy series of phones (running on the Android operating system). The pre-orders of this Microsoft edition of the flagships are already available for pre-booking.

Microsoft and Samsung cut a deal back in 2015 to allow the former to load their software on the latter's Galaxy S6 handsets. The new Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be powered by an octa-core 10nm processor (four cores clocked at 2.3GHz + four cores clocked at 1.7GHz).

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