"We are aiming to sell 1 million units before officially launching the smartphone", said Samsung's mobile business chief Koh Dong-jin at a media conference at its Seocho office building in Seoul.
It's unclear how the loss of Bixby at launch will affect sales, since voice assistants don't rank as high for consumers pondering a new phone as other factors such as battery life and camera quality.
According to Trusted Reviews, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will consist of a 5.8-inch display together with a dense 1440 x 2960 pixel resolution. Those who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S8 from the carrier have received a text message saying they will start shipping the devices on April 19, just two days before the actual release date of the newest smartphone. However, in a recent statement to The Verge, Samsung has confirmed that Bixby Voice would not be available at the time of launch and would only come to the Galaxy smartphones later this spring.
Samsung's comments about pre-orders comes just a day after reports surfaced that its Bixby voice-activated personal assistant won't make its debut in the Galaxy S8 in the USA after all.
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Imagine a Samsung phone that looks sort of like the Kyocera Echo, however, likely with almost no bezel considering Samsung's love for its new "Infinity Display" featured in the S8. The phone, which has been rumored to be named as Samsung Galaxy X, is noted to be in its final testing stages. Samsung confirmed last month that Bixby won't be available in the United Kingdom at launch anyway, noting that the Bixby button on the side of the S8 will act as a launcher for Bixby Home until the assistant becomes available. However, other features such as the deluxe notification screen Bixby Home and Vision will be included in the April 21 launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8.
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SamMobile reports that a Galaxy S8 Active is in the works and will likely be an AT&T exclusive. Bixby Vision, Home and Reminder, however, will be available at launch. According to Korean publications ET News and the investor Samsung are about to carry out pilot production of a dual-screen smartphone that has two displays side by side. But it's the first material effort from Samsung, which has long expressed its intention to build a foldable handset small enough to fit in a pocket.