Some Galaxy S8 Preorders Arriving with Surprise Freebie

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8 smartphones are displayed at a shop in Seoul

When the the new flagship smartphones went up for pre-order in the United States and South Korea last week, Samsung revealed that the lineup is proving more popular than last year's Galaxy S7. "There is a pent up demand for a large screen Samsung phone after the Note7 was discontinued, and the S8 devices meet that requirement".

"Samsung Electronics succeeded in mass-producing the industry first, strengthening cutting-edge process competitiveness from 14nm, and aiming to produce 7nm in early 2018".

He said the S8 will be the safest Galaxy smartphone to date due to measures implemented to avoid the battery failures that caused some Note 7s to spontaneously combust.

An alleged image of a prototype, however, found its way online and it was spotted on Chinese social media site Weibo, showing how the flagship smartphone would've looked with a dual-lens camera at the back.

To remind you of the smartphone's specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ curved Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The original report also reveals that the Galaxy S8 Active is codenamed "Cruiser", speculating how that name could imply it will carry a larger battery than the regular device as that ship classification denotes vessels designed for traversing distant waters. According to the report, the South Korean tech giant is now working on the rugged variant of the Galaxy S8, which is codenamed "Cruiser" and has the model number SM-G892A. The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will not immediately follow the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, but would release a few months later. Also, Samsung will release the Exynos 8895 variant of the phones in India, which is underwhelming. The phone even comes with a dedicated button that launches the AI-driven assistant, but the absence of key Bixby features at launch might hamper customers' enthusiasm for the phone. The Samsung Galaxy X features of an intuitive design (leaked through a patent) with two OLED screens connected with a hinge in the middle, thus making the device bendable up to 180 degrees.

But to make sure the Bixby English version works seamlessly, Samsung says the virtual assistant won't be available in the US market until May.

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