Samsung launched its latest telephone, the Galaxy Word Eight, on Wednesday with each the standard fanfare and a dose of humility, thanking prospects for sticking with its flagship line after the corporate’s final model needed to be recalled.
“None of us will ever neglect what occurred final 12 months. I do know I will not,” mentioned firm president DJ Koh at a Samsung occasion in New York to current the Word Eight.
The South Korean know-how big has lots driving on the system past profitable over customers. The successor to the Word 7, which needed to be recalled twice for a bent to burst into flames, the Word Eight is Samsung’s greatest, priciest and strongest telephone. It comes at a time Samsung is about to take a position deeply into new manufacturing services.
The corporate can also be mired in a management disaster. A court docket is predicted to rule on Friday within the trial of Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, who’s accused of bribing former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, amongst different fees.
With Samsung trying to flip the web page, listed here are the important thing specs for the brand new system, as reported by CNET:
Massive display. The latest telephone has a 6.Three-inch AMOLED display with 2,960×1,440 decision. It’s Samsung’s largest telephone.
Twin rear cameras. It is the primary Samsung telephone to have a two-camera setup, with a 12-megapixel telephoto lens alongside a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens (there’s additionally an Eight-megapixel digicam up entrance)
Stylus. The stylus (or S-Pen) has turn out to be customary on the Word line. There is a new function right here, “screen-off memo,” which lets a person scribble on the display with out having to unlock the telephone.
Diminished battery dimension. Whereas the Word 7 had a Three,500mAh battery, its successor has Three,300mAh, which leaves extra room within the telephone’s cavity. Now not is Samsung attempting to squeeze extra battery energy into every telephone
Eight-point battery security test. To spice up confidence, Samsung can also be looking for certification from an outdoor security lab, UL
The value is to be decided. However Samsung is providing a major low cost to those that bought the Word 7.
The brand new telephone additionally stored some options that had been rolled out with the Galaxy S8, together with:
The Bixby button. Just like the S8, the Word Eight has a clickable button on the aspect of the telephone that prompts Samsung’s telephone assistant. It is not fairly the identical as Siri or Google’s Assistant, which the Word Eight additionally has. As an alternative, it lets a person inform their telephone to do issues like open an app or function the digicam — even when the telephone is locked.
Awkward fingerprint reader. The Word Eight retains a function of the S8 that was broadly criticized — a fingerprint reader on the again of the telephone, to the far aspect of the digicam.
The value is prone to be no less than $850, the Related Press reported, making the telephone among the many costliest in the marketplace. In contrast, Apple’s iPhone 7 begins at about $650 and the Galaxy S8 at $750.
Samsung’s Word telephones are usually area of interest merchandise aimed toward individuals who use their telephones greater than the common shopper.
The telephone is available in a spread of colours: midnight black, orchid gray, deepsea blue and maple gold (the final two will not be accessible within the U.S. at launch.)
Preorders for the Word Eight begin on Thursday, and the telephone shall be accessible on the market on Sept. 15.
Clients who had purchased the Word 7 will get an on the spot trade-in worth price as much as $425 by means of a particular provide on Samsung.com, the corporate mentioned. It’s going to be a tall order for Samsung, contemplating that beginning final September as much as Three million Word 7 telephones had been recalled after numerous models overheated and a few caught hearth.