Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Launched: Samsung Dex, Hello Bixby,AKG by Harman Earphones, And More
Samsung Galaxy S8 with 5.8-Inch Bezel-Less ‘Infinity Display’ Launched, Releasing on April 21
The day is finally here! Hold on to your seats, as Samsung takes the wrapper off its eagerly-anticipated 2017 flagship duo. The event will begin at 4PM BST/5PM CET and the Korean giant will be live streaming the keynote.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ might just be the most extensively leaked smartphones to date. Keeping track with all the info, constantly slipping through the cracks left and right has been a daunting task, to say the least.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have finally been launched, ending months of wait for the fans and the industry in general. While the specifications of the smartphone have been made official, details such as price and accessories are yet to be announced at the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch event.
Of course, Samsung has long been building hype around its next flagship smartphones as well, promising a sleek design and improved camera, and confirming the Bixby AI-based virtual assistant ahead of the Galaxy S8 launch event.
The Galaxy S8 has seen its share of leaks and rumours in the past six months, and while everyone was expecting the smartphone to make an appearance at the Mobile World Congress this year, the company only left us with a teaser for an ‘Unpacked event’.
This is going to take place on 29 March, that’s tonight, at 8:30 PM.
The Korean tech giant is under a lot of pressure, ever since it had to deal with faulty batteries on the Galaxy Note 7 last year and eventually kill the device. This year, not only does it have to impress its loyalists but it needs to regain customer trust.
Availability and launch
First things first. Let’s talk about when we would actually see the smartphone officially. As mentioned above, the flagship smartphone never made an appearance at MWC, which we expected thanks to a couple of reports. Samsung did however tease us with a short video and announced an Unpacked event dated 29 March. Which means tomorrow we will officially get to see what Samsung has in store for us. If you are interested in the launch, click here to know more on how you can follow the announcement.
The smartphone will not be available immediately as it is expected to hit markets a month later, so somewhere at the end of April is when the smartphone will be available for purchase.
Design and renders
It all started with some rumours where a bunch of sources claimed that Samsung will launch the device with a 4K display, a dual-camera setup and support the S-Pen, since the Note 7 was killed. Others suggested that Samsung will ditch the 3.5mm audio jack as well. Then some renders popped up and eventually we saw the handset in a leaked image by case makers itself. Early renders suggested that Samsung will only have a curved-edged Galaxy S8 and will say goodbye to the flat design.
It was rumoured that Samsung would also add the option for users to lower the resolution to Full HD and HD resolutions. This would be great to save some juice.
We also saw one extra hardware key which was and is still being speculated to trigger a digital assistant just like Siri or Google Assistant. Samsung has at least confirmed that it’s called Bixby. Some sources said Samsung would make the handset bigger this time around, in terms of display size, which could go up to as much as 6 inches.
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