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Samsung just debuted its newest smartphones—Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus—and they may change the company’s recent run of misfortune.
Right off the bat, the biggest feature on the new phones is the voice-commanded assistant Bixby, Engadget reports.
Although the back camera hasn’t changed, the one in the front is now eight megapixels with autofocus. It’s got new biometric sign-in features: iris scanning and face scanning—and a fingerprint sensor on the back.
For the S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung skipped the bezels for longer screens—5.8 and 6.2 inches, respectively—and curved edges. There’s no home button, but there’s a virtual one with haptic feedback.
Samsung’s known for its screens and delivers with these phones. It boasts a 2960 by 1440 resolution with HDR color. Aside from that, the S8 has the usual waterproofing and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Pre-orders start Thursday, selling for $720. The Verge reports phones will ship in the U.S. on April 21st.