Samsung unveils first new flagship phones since exploding phone debacle

Say goodbye to the Galaxy's home button and hello to an infinity display.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 and S8+ at an event in New York on Wednesday. The new phone displays are bigger than the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and they have curved screens that flow onto the sides.

For the first time on a Samsung phone, the physical home button is removed entirely.

The S8 will be the first phone to feature Bixby, Samsung's new AI assistant. Despite a crowded voice assistant market, Samsung insists Bixby is "fundamentally" different from competitors like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. It remains to be seen how this will play out. Samsung touts the assistant as being able to "see, remind and recommend," but much of this functionality is already available with rival assistants. One potentially interesting feature is the ability to observe behavior patterns and add in reminders. For instance, if you usually call your mom at a specific time each day, Bixby will ask you, unprompted, if you'd like to call her at that time.

Read more at CNN.

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