Samsung appears to place Galaxy Observe 7 catastrophe within the rear view with new Observe eight, debuting Sept. 15
Samsung at the moment at the moment launched the brand new Galaxy Observe eight smartphone and sought to show the web page from the Observe 7 debacle that noticed the corporate recall the telephones after “battery cell points” brought about units to blow up or burn whereas charging.
Samsung began off the occasion by mentioning the issues it had with the Observe 7 at a press convention in New York, with out going into element about the way it will stop the identical points from recurring. Samsung then dove into the brand new design and options within the Observe eight, which might be launched Sept. 15.
A brief video briefly detailed points with the Observe 7 and highlighted fan loyalty to Samsung and the gadget. DJ Koh, president of Samsung Cellular, stated, “none of us will ever neglect what occurred final 12 months,” and went on to thank Observe followers for sticking with Samsung and ready for the subsequent gadget.
Maybe the largest change for the Observe eight is a pair of rear-facing cameras, one for wide-angle photographs and one other that could be a telephoto lense. The cameras have quite a lot of options to take higher photographs, together with picture stabilization for each cameras, in addition to the flexibility to edit the background solely in a photograph.
Samsung executives stated the Observe eight has the biggest display of any Observe, and it’ll embrace the Infinity Display screen that goes all the way in which to the sting, a characteristic that debuted with the Galaxy S8.
Samsung has discovered a couple of new methods to make use of the large display. Break up screening to run a number of apps directly just isn’t a brand new idea for smartphones, however on the Observe eight, customers can create a shortcut with two apps tied collectively.
“Meaning as quickly as I get in my automobile I can pull up maps and music in only one contact,” stated Justin Denison, senior vp of product technique for Samsung.
All these new options require some critical processing and storage energy. The Observe eight has 6 GB of RAM, and the telephones have 64 GB of reminiscence, in addition to an SD cart slot to broaden capability.
Samsung didn’t give a lot element about worth or preorder timing on the occasion. T-Cellular stated it’ll provide the telephone, with a full retail worth of $930, for $210 down and $30 a month on T-Cellular’s Gear Installment Plan, or $zero down and $39 on the Leap on Demand plan. The telephone might be out there for pre-order on T-Cellular beginning at 9:01 p.m. tonight.
The brand new gadget has a neighborhood tie-in as Seattle startup Hiya will combine its caller ID, spam detection and enterprise search providers into the Galaxy Observe eight. Hiya, which spun out of Seattle-based Whitepages final 12 months, powered a characteristic new within the Samsung Galaxy S8 that allowed customers to look companies inside the telephones native dialer display.