Samsung Galaxy S8: Everything Samsung announced (updated)

Samsung Galaxy S8’s vital makeover

This year’s flagship phone gets a voluptuous new pattern and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant.

by Jessica Dolcourt

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally here.

Samsung denounced a Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones — and a accumulation of accessories — during a press eventuality during New York City’s Lincoln Center progressing today.

The large news is as follows:

Samsung Galaxy S8: The company’s newest flagship phone boasts a wraparound edge-style 5.8-inch arrangement with superslim tip and bottom bezels (but a all-screen pattern means a fingerprint sensor moves to a rear). It’ll be a initial phone with Samsung’s new Bixby AI partner and (in some regions) and a initial with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. Iris scanning and facial approval are on board, too. It differently retains a informed facilities from a Galaxy S7, including a 12-megapixel camera, water-resistant body, wireless charging and — approbation — a headphone jack.


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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: If a shade on a customary Galaxy S8 isn’t large enough, step adult to a ginormous 6.2-inch Plus version. (The phone is differently fundamentally matching to a smaller sibling.)

Bixby: Samsung’s answer to Siri is called Bixby. The company’s new AI partner will entrance in beta on a a new Galaxy S8 phones, where it will live corresponding with Google Assistant.

Samsung Gear VR with controller: Already teased during final month’s Mobile World Congress uncover in Barcelona, Samsung rigourously denounced a updated Gear VR headset. In further to adding harmony to a new S8 phones, a new Gear VR includes a controller in a box. It’ll be a giveaway appendage for initial S8 preorders.

Samsung Gear 360 (2017): Samsung has updated a VR constraint camera, editing many of a problems we had with a original.

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Samsung DeX Dock: Want to use your Galaxy S8 as a desktop computer? The DeX Dock, that lets we supplement a mouse, keyboard and guard to a phone, lets we do accurately that.

Samsung Connect Home: Need a new router for your expanding intelligent home? In further to Wi-Fi, Samsung’s Connect Home is also concordant with a company’s Smart Things platform.

Specs comparisons and shopping advice:

All CNET videos from a Mar 29 Samsung event:

All CNET photos from a Mar 29 Samsung event:

This is a building story. We’ll supplement some-more links as the coverage continues.

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