Samsung’s newest phones the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are in stores now. The high-end devices have been launched in the wake of the recall of the Galaxy Note 7 due to reports of its battery catching fire.
The Galaxy S8 marks Samsung’s bid to regain customer trust and is a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy.
The phone sports an infinity display giving it a sleek look and feel. It also comes with high tech security features including iris and face recognition. Additionally, the Galaxy S8 comes with an artificial intelligence assistant called Bixby. The Bixby software can identify items and return a list of where they are sold and at what price. Using image recognition technology, the Bixby can also help users shop and get details about nearby places. The software can also learn the behavior of users and offer suggestions related to time and directions. The Bixby is seen as Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Siri.
The Galaxy S8 retails at Ksh 84,999 while the Galaxy S8+ retails at Ksh 94,999.