The Galaxy S8 is finally available in US stores Friday, the latest flagship from Samsung that hopefully doesn’t end up the same fiery fate as the Galaxy Note 7. Analysts are reportedly impressed by the end newest smartphone.

Most notably, the S8’s edge-to-edge OLED display, dubbed as “infinity,” has caught the attention of Bob O’Donnell, chief analyst at Technalysis research. O’Donnel stated that “What’s great about it is, it’s got great hand feel, it really does make a difference,” according to a report by CNBC.

In addition to the impressive aesthetics of the device, it also features an iris scanner, facial recognition and Samsung’s very own voice assistant, Bixby.

In South Korea, pre-orders of the Galaxy S8 reportedly exceeded one million units, surpassing the Galaxy Note 7’s 400,000. Samsung is targeting to sell 60 million units this year, higher than the 48 million units sold of the S7 in 2016.

Analysts say that it might take a few months to know how safe and reliable The Galaxy S8 really is.

No more carrier logos at the back

One of the most interesting changes that Samsung has made to their newest flagship is the absence of the carrier logos at the back of the phone. No more carrier branding on the device, which means if a person acquires the S8 through a contract from, let’s say AT&T, the logo of that carrier will not be seen on the device. Same goes for Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.

Apple doesn’t allow carrier branding on their iPhones right from the very beginning, it seems Samsung has followed suit, perhaps to preserve the elegance of the Galaxy S8.

However, the same cannot be said when it comes to the software, as the S8 and S8 Plus still have the carrier’s splash screen when it is turned on, likewise for the carrier-installed apps.

Galaxy S8 display issues

There have been reports that a few Galaxy S8 devices from South Korea have a noticeable red tint on its display. The good news is, Samsung already addressed the problem and planning to release an update to fix the issue.

However, some are skeptical that it is a software issue, saying that it might have something to do with its hardware.

A Samsung official suggested that the issue can be corrected manually by adjusting the color calibration.

Most people are hoping that Samsung can rectify the minor problem with an update.

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