Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Microsoft edition with Cortana to be released on April 21 | HT Tech

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Microsoft edition with Cortana to be released on April 21

Microsoft will also release a Microsoft edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ in late April.

By: HT CORRESPONDENT
| Updated on: Mar 31 2017, 14:52 IST
Satya Nadella-led Microsoft has partnered with Samsung to offer Microsoft Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The phone will be sold via Microsoft retail stores.
Satya Nadella-led Microsoft has partnered with Samsung to offer Microsoft Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The phone will be sold via Microsoft retail stores. (Samsung)
Satya Nadella-led Microsoft has partnered with Samsung to offer Microsoft Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The phone will be sold via Microsoft retail stores.
Satya Nadella-led Microsoft has partnered with Samsung to offer Microsoft Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The phone will be sold via Microsoft retail stores. (Samsung)

Redmond-based Microsoft is expected to launch its own edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ named Galaxy S8 Microsoft edition, with apps such as OneDrive, OneNote and Skype bundled in the phone.

The Microsoft Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is also up for pre-order and will be sold thorugh Microsoft retail stores as well.

"A Microsoft customisation is applied to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Microsoft Edition when the devices are unboxed and connected to Wi-Fi," a Microsoft spokesperson was quoted as saying to The Verge.

"This customisation ensures customers a best-in-class productivity experience with Microsoft applications such as Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook and more," the spokesperson added.

Additionally, Microsoft will also bundle its own voice-assistant Cortana along with the special edition of Samsung Galaxy S8. This means that the phone will come with the option of three assistants -- Cortana, Google Assistant and Samsung's Bixby.

The Microsoft Edition of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones will be made available for purchase on April 21, Microsoft has confirmed. The Microsoft editions of the devices, when connected to the Wi-Fi for the first time, will start downloading the custom software and install them.

Specifications:

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Samsung Galaxy S8

Size: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm

Weight: 155 grammes

Water/dust resistance: IP68

Display: 5.8-inch QuadHD display (2960 x 1440 pixels resolution) with 570 pixels per inch (ppi)

Storage: 64 GB internal storage with microSD card support to 256GB

Memory: 4GB RAM

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Exynos processor in international editions

Camera: 12-megapixel dual pixel camera with LED Flash, 8-megapixel front camera

Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat

Battery: 3,000 mAh battery with adaptive fast charging

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, USB-C, GPS, 4G and VoLTE support

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Size: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm

Weight: 173 grammes

Water/dust resistance: IP68

Display: 6.2-inch QuadHD display (2960 x 1440 pixels resolution) with 529 pixels per inch (ppi)

Storage: 64 GB internal storage with microSD card support to 256GB

Memory: 4GB RAM

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Exynos processor in international editions

Camera: 12-megapixel dual pixel camera with LED Flash, 8-megapixel front camera

Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat

Battery: 3,500 mAh battery with adaptive fast charging

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, USB-C, GPS, 4G and VoLTE support

The picture shows the comparison in terms of specifications between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.
The picture shows the comparison in terms of specifications between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.
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The picture shows the comparison in terms of specifications between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

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First Published Date: 31 Mar, 14:45 IST
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