Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launch event as it happened

Samsung Electronics will launch the highly anticipated smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus today.

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      Hopefully pricing will be announced soon

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      And that's it for the event

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      Galaxy S8 will be a gateway to new possibilities 

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      Dex will have a desktop like Android UI along with Samsung Knox for added security

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      Right from editing documents and presentations, Dex is super fast way to do things that are possible using a mouse and keyboard right on your phone

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      All apps are sent onto a display and can be controlled using a keyboard and mouse

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      Samsung Dex transforms the Galaxy S8 into a desktop

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      Samsung Dex is official

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      You make 360, we provide the tools

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      The crowd gets to try out the new Gear 360

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      Live streaming can be done with the new Gear 360 camera

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      The Gear 360 has been updated making it portable and now has a grip

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      UFC, Summer X Games and more content will be live streamed in 360-degree by Samsung

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      Ghost in a Shell official partnership announced for VR content

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      Ghost in a Shell official partnership announced for VR content

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      Gear VR upgrades as Samsung announces Motion-sensing controller

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      Every Galaxy S8 will come with AKG earphones worth $99

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      The Galaxy S8 will be available on April 21

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      Time for availability and price

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      Bixby will be integrated into Samsung Connect in the near future

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      Samsung Connect Home is cool looking device to boost your connectivity at home

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      Samsung Connect will be a single platform for all the connected smart devices 

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      The Galaxy S8 will connect to all IoT device through a single app

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      Bixby is like Google Assistant on steroids !

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      Bixby will suggest apps according to the time of the day

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      Bixby will suggest apps according to the time of the day

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      Point the camera to a product and Bixby will search that product online to buy

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      With Bixby, Samsung has put intelligence into the camera

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    Samsung Electronics is all set to announce its highly anticipated flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The rumour mills have been churning since mid-2016 about the possible features that can be expected in the Galaxy S8. We will come to know tonight how many of those will indeed turn out to be true

    Among some of the popular speculations are the ones pertaining to the display sizes, chipset, 1000 fps camera module on the back, new digital assistant Bixby and more. There have also been discussions about the Galaxy S8 having a Windows Continuum like software elements such as the desktop mode.

    You can read our detailed piece on all that has been revealed so far through leaks.

    However, the wait is over and you can follow the announcements as they happen below in the live blog:

     




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