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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ Microsoft Edition: What to Expect

Microsoft is accepting pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ even as Windows phones are not getting anywhere in smartphones business.

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Updated:March 31, 2017, 3:31 PM IST
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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ Microsoft Edition: What to Expect
Microsoft is accepting pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ even as Windows phones are not getting anywhere in smartphones business. (Image: AFP)
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Windows enthusiasts might be able to lay hands on Microsoft edition of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. It might sound crazy, but Microsoft is accepting pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ even as Windows phones are not getting anywhere in the smartphones business.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Design and Specifications in Pictures

Some reports suggest that Microsoft will customise Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ and these devices will come preloaded with Microsoft apps like Cortana, Outlook, Office, Skype and OneDrive amongst others. A Microsoft spokesperson was quoted as confirming that both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be customised by the company.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices, customised by Microsoft will be available for purchase starting April 21 at Microsoft Store location in the United States. This customisation ensures customers a best-in-class productivity experience with Microsoft applications such as Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook and more, the report adds.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were unveiled at Unpacked 2017 event in New York City on March 29. The much-awaited flagships from Samsung are here and the major highlight of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is the Infinity Display and almost bezel-less design. Samsung has also debuted its voice-powered personal assistant - Bixby on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch QHD (1440x2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display and the Galaxy S8+ sports a 6.2-inch QHD (1440x2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display.

The all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC has been incorporated in the new flagship smartphones for the American market. Several other regions, including India, will get the Exynos 8895 SoC powered Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

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