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Galaxy S8 is awesome, except for one thing (The 3:59, Ep. 212)

What are reviewers saying about Samsung's new flagship phone? Also, we talk about the latest iPhone 8 rumors.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 redemption tour keeps moving forward.

Following last year's disastrous launch of Samsung's fire-prone Note 7, the Korean tech heavyweight is getting plenty of positive reviews for its S8 phone, which will launch Friday.

CNET reviewer Jessica Dolcourt sees a lot to love about the new device, including a gorgeous design, great camera, high-resolution screen and solid battery life. But she considers the fingerprint sensor awkwardly placed and basically a pain. Also worth mentioning: the voice assistant Bixby is still half-baked and complaints are percolating up over red-tinted screens on some phones already out in South Korea.

Also, we discuss some of the latest rumors for Apple's next iPhone, including a possible curved-glass design and its own potential fingerprint-sensor woes.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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Galaxy S8 is awesome, except for one thing (The 3:59, Ep. 212)

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