"Samsung bets big on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus"
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Samsung bets big on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
Samsung is hoping for a fresh start.
It has been a challenging year for Samsung.
And today we are here to celebrate a new milestone.
After battery fires forced two recalls of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has redesigned its latest flagship phones from the inside out.
We took a 5.8 inch piece of glass
6.2 inches for the Galaxy S8+.
And we rounded the corners and curved the edges.
To maximize screen size the Galaxy S8 and larger S8+ have displays that curve over the edge and a virtual home button.
And with a combination of hardware and software we made sure it responds to pressure
Just like a physical button would.
But there is a button for Bigsby an artificial intelligence assistant to help control your phone.
Samsung [UNKNOWN] is something that extends beyond your phone, you're gonna start seeing it come to other Samsung appliances maybe like the fridges and other devices that Samsung makes.
You can also hold the camera up to a landmark or an item and Bigsby gives you information about it.
Both phones are water-resistant, have wireless charging and headphone jacks.
Security features include iris-scanning and facial recognition options, in addition to a fingerprint reader.
The S8 and S8 Plus also have a newly-formulated battery that goes through an eight-point safety check.
Puncturing it with a nail, putting it in machines that simulate really high temperature,
So over 150 degrees farenheit.
Samsung hopes to win back customers before the launch of Apple's tenth anniversary iPhone, expected in the fall.
The S8 and S8 Plus will be released on April 21st, starting at over $700.
In San Francisco, Lexy Savvides CNET.com for CBS news.
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