Samsung sets 1m preorder target for Galaxy S8

Bixby won't be completely absent from Galaxy S8 at launch, however, as "key features of Bixby, including Vision, Home, and Reminder will be available" when the device launches globally on April 21.

Despite outright threats from the Tame Apple Press which imply that the S8 will catch fire like the S7, Samsung says that pre-orders for the S8 have eclipsed the S7.

The S8, which begins sales in South Korea, the United States and Canada on April 21, will be central to the South Korean firm's recovery from the swift withdrawal of the Note 7 phablet.

CNN Money reveals that recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has cost the tech giant over $5 billion. which resulted in the eventual death of the Note 7. Numerous investors withdrew their support from Samsung when the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco took place.

Samsung is confident about safety this time, as it has worked to prevent the same safety problems it had for the Note 7 past year. The snaps of the upcoming flagship phablet seem to channel the Galaxy S8. During an event on March 29, Samsung covered the entire Times Square in NY with ads promoting the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. With the Galaxy S8 featuring a radical design with its Infinity display, it will be interesting to see how Samsung adopts that, or if at all it does, into the device. Earlier this month, Samsung also announced a 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant of Galaxy S8+ in South Korea but it's unlikely that the company will bring that variant to Indian shores anytime soon. This is because nearly every major U.S. carrier has the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus ready and this also goes for tons of other carriers.

After the success of the bezel-less displays, Samsung reportedly plans on developing the first dual-screen bendable smartphone. It will also feature an OLED screen allowing pixels to emit their own light.

However, Samsung issued a statement on Tuesday night stating that Bixby won't be available on the Galaxy S8 in the USA market until "later in the spring".

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