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Samsung Electronics Co. showcased its new Galaxy S8 series Thursday with a new, sleek design and cutting-edge features not seen in its predecessors such as the Bixby voice assistant.

OK, let's get to the heart of the matter: The new phones-and, yes, there are two different models, the S8 and the S8 Plus-look pretty unbelievable.

That being so, Samsung Marketing VP Justin Denison asked the age-old question on the Samsung Unpacked event's stage in New York City on Wednesday: When was the last time you admired your phone's bezels?

In comparison, the iPhone 7's 4.7-inch screen with a 1334×750 resolution offers 326 ppi, while the iPhone 7 Plus with its 5.5-inch 1920×1080 screen offers 401 ppi.

The S8 display varies in size - 5.8 inches for the regular version and 6.2 inches for the S8-Plus.

At the bottom of the screen is what's being described as an "always on" home button. Both displays also support HDR color.

Some earlier rumors suggested that the S8 Plus may have a 4K display but sadly, that's not the case. But if you hold down the home button on the S8 or S8+, guess what pops up.

Coming to the camera, the primary camera is a 12MP shooter with dual pixels and the camera is the same as what was present on the Galaxy S7. Both models will have Optical Image Stabilization built in. Expectations are high for the new phone, likely called the iPhone 8, partially because this year is the 10th anniversary of the device.

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Samsung is planning to launch Exynos 8895 models as well and they will most probably launch it in India. The Verge found that Samsung's browser, Microsoft's Office suite, and Adobe's creative apps were all well suited to the bigger displays. Samsung even introduced a physical button to offer quick access to Bixby.

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Bixby is Samsung's answer to Siri and the Google Assistant.

Alongside the anticipated Galaxy S8, Samsung has also showcased upgraded versions of the Gear VR and Gear 360. However, the South Korean tech giant had some few surprises up its sleeves.

In addition to Android's powerful 7.0 Nougat operating system, Samsung added its new Bixby assistant. Samsung will be watched closely when it comes to that battery.

Apparently for safety reasons, Samsung refrained from expanding battery capacity, with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus shipping with non-removable 3,000 mAh and 3,500 mAh batteries, respectively.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s.

Connectivity options include the faster BlueTooth 5.0 protocol, LTE Cat. 16 and support for Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac.

The S8 becomes available for pre-order sales on April 20 and will be in stores on May 1. Standard units will also ship with free AKG headphones in the box.

Although we'll get to see the Galaxy S8 today, there's still no word on when an official release date will take place.

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