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Samsung Will Try To Revamp Its Mobile Brand With The New S8

Samsung looks to move on from its disastrous Note 7 with the new Galaxy S8.
Posted at 5:58 PM, Mar 29, 2017

Samsung is launching its new phone, and it's probably hoping that will help you forget about the old one.

Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the company's follow up to the disastrous Note 7. You might remember that phone for occasionally bursting into flames and exploding.

The S8s will mark some big changes for Samsung. The company decided to ditch the home button, dedicating more of the phone's area to the screen.

The new phones will also have Bixby, Samsung's new mobile AI personal assistant. We don't know how Bixby will stack up to Siri, but it does speak around 20 additional languages.

Preliminary reviews of the S8 family seem to be pretty positive, which is a big deal for Samsung. The South Korean tech giant needs all the good news it can get.

In addition to faulty phones, Samsung had to recall millions of its washing machines because they were dangerous as well.

And Lee Jae-yong, Samsung's vice chairman and heir apparent, was arrested in February on bribery charges related to the scandal that got former President Park Geun-hye removed from office.

The Samsung S8 will be available beginning April 21 and will retail starting at $720.