Samsung Electronics says Galaxy S8 pre-orders exceeded S7

This could be good news or bad news for Apple. These phones are likely a prototype for Samsung's much anticipated Galaxy X phone. More than 100,000 units of the new S8 were tested, he added. A score of 170,000 points is impressive and one of the highest so far.

Bixby is a contextual service, not just a voice assistant, and "even if the Voice component isn't there yet, Bixby can still learn about you with Bixby Home and Bixby Vision", Llamas noted.

Also read: Can Xiaomi Mi 6 beat 2017 flagships like iPhone 8, OnePlus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S8? Samsung previous year acquired the US AI startup Viv Labs to enhance the capabilities of Bixby.

"The news about the S8 is very positive at this point, though we have to see how numerous pre-orders translate into sales", said Kiranjeet Kaur, research manager for client devices at IDC Asia/Pacific.

We all are aware of the Galaxy Note 7 battery scandal that took place a year ago.

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While its high-end smartphone sales suffered thanks to the effect of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung's mid-range and low-end segments thrived thanks to the Galaxy J-series.

"People are starting to worry whether Samsung can repeat these kinds of numbers next year", said Park Jung-hoon, fund manager at HDC Asset Management. Hundreds if not thousands of phones are missing from the likes of Sony, HTC, Huawei, Honor, Asus, OnePlus to name but a few brands off the top of our heads. According to ComputerWorld, the Galaxy S8 seems to have materialized all the speculated features of the new iPhone.

Now, attention has turned to what Samsung has planned for its next launch, with the company set to explore several avenues in developing new and exciting devices.

"Specifically designed for the Australian market, whereby the TV understands the way we speak and can speak back with an Aussie accent, can make recommendations based on analysing viewing habits and truly illustrates the level of innovation that Samsung is able to deliver to Australian consumers". There are just too many. Samsung had already received large pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 before announcing the lack of Bixby Voice. Samsung's almost edgeless "Infinity Display" combines with curved sides on the front and back of the phone to create a look and feel that are as close to flawless as any company has come so far, considering current technological limitations. We have to take with a pinch of salt that it's the "best" display on the market.