The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ took home the "Best Smartphone" award at this year's Asia Mobile Awards (AMOs) held each year at Mobile World Congress Shanghai. This is perhaps the most prestigious accolade granted to the 2017 flagship pair to date, as the two handsets could not compete at MWC Barcelona due to being announced at a later stage.
MWC 2017 Shanghai has been organized in collaboration with GSMA, and it runs from June 28 through July 1. The Asia Mobile Awards were held on the first evening of the ongoing event. In a press statement released today, Samsung said that a panel of journalists, analysts and market influencers assessed the candidates based various criteria such as physical design, user experience, innovation, value for money, and so on.
The award was accepted by Mr. Tong Wang, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics China. As a whole, Samsung Electronics is receiving a lot of recognition throughout this week. Prior to the latest prize, the company's "Ostrich Dream" ad bagged a whopping seven awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the biggest event of its kind in the advertising industry.