Samsung starts testing Android 7.1 Nougat for several devices

Those who have pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S8 ready for its worldwide launch on April 21st will be able to take advantage of Bixby's augmented reality camera feature - dubbed Bixby Vision.

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are equipped with an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera for low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.

The publication added that Galaxy S8 pre-orders also outpaced those for last year's fire-prone and recalled Galaxy Note 7, which had a record 400,000 pre-orders. The experiment will also gauge the commercial viability of the Galaxy X. The test run will determine if Samsung will proceed to mass produce the device.

Ahead of its release later this month, Samsung undeniably wanted all eyes to be on its upcoming flagship smartphone; the Galaxy S8.

After what happened with the exploding Note 7, many wondered if Samsung would have the courage to keep on making smartphones in the Note series.

Samsung's Galaxy J series propped up its sales in the first quarter of 2017, according to a recent TrendForce report, making it the only brand that saw a production volume growth in the period.

As a result the S8 features a fingerprint scanner that's moved from the face to the back of the phone. However, some integrated card features are expected to be there on the device.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is among the initial handsets in the world that has support to Gigabit LTE. This has also meant that there's no physical home button nor the navigation buttons.

The Medias W N-05E, made by Japanese phone company NEC, could be similar in design to Samsung's prototype. Don't expect the S8 to be a slouch in the performance department though - Samsung's phones are routinely among the fastest on the market.

But there's the double whammy of Samsung being late to voice assistants, and messing up the rollout when people already know and understand what voice assistants are.