Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the company's Note 7 debacle

Two versions of the Galaxy S8, code-named Dream internally, were launched at a media event in NY on Wednesday, with 6.2-inch (15.75cm) and 5.8-inch curved screens - the largest to date for Samsung's premium smartphones.

Their release comes after Samsung was forced to recall its Note (Stockholm: NOTE.ST - news) 7 phones for catching fire due to overheating batteries. But the Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming to a very different world from its predecessors. It brings back the edge screen for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ along with a uniform design scheme on the front and back. There are some trade-offs no matter which route you decide to go.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus kick off its official revelation today, March 29 in NY during a Galaxy Unpack 2017 Event. The bezels on the Galaxy S8 Plus are dramatically thinner than on the S7 Edge. For now, check out the chart down below for a full breakdown of how these phones compare on paper. Samsung's placed it at the rear of the smartphones, which will, of course, make a lot of users mistake it for the rear camera sensor. The devices were launched at a Samsung event in NY.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are water resistant up to 1.5meters for 30 minutes, giving them an IP68 rating. Then unlock the phone -- by swiping, using the fingerprint scanner, or scanning your irises - and you're catapulted into a cleaner colored gradient, with the same animated star field in the background.

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Unlike previous years, both S8 models (regular and +) will feature the Infinity Edge display. It's not like the Smart Select GIF maker that first appeared on the Galaxy Note 7 and later trickled to Samsung's Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Tab S3. The new phones also include the fast charging and wireless charging capabilities from the earlier models.

The S8 also features a digital assistant, similar to Siri, called Bixby. It has a microSD slot for expandable memory beyond the 64GB base, while the iPhone 7 simply offers 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB local storage.

At first glance, and a little usage admittedly, Galaxy S8 looks like an exciting prospect for Samsung. With Bixby, users can navigate through services and apps with simple voice, touch and text commands.

Samsung claims its new voice assistant, Bixby, will do much more than rivals from Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon.

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