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Samsung Galaxy S8 impresses partners

Although Samsung will unveil its 2017 flagship smartphone later than rivals such as Sony and LG, early indications suggest that the company could make a big impact with the device. The Samsung Galaxy S8 was demonstrated to partners at the recent Mobile World Congress trade show, and the handset was reportedly very well received.

Media reports from South Korea indicate that Samsung’s partners were left very impressed by the device, although due to nondisclosure agreements there has been no official comment from the demonstration.

Even though the Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to follow the trend of combining a large display with small bezels, there are unique features that could set the handset apart. Chief among these is Bixby – Samsung’s own voice assistant, based on the company’s proprietary artificial intelligence technology.

AI is likely to be the key theme of the tech industry in 2017. And while Samsung most certainly will not be the only company to integrate AI into smartphones in 2017, the South Korean conglomerate appears to confident that it will have a competitive edge in the area.

Alongside AI, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is also set to offer iris scanning, which was very well received when it was introduced on last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note7.

[via The Korea Herald]