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Samsung Galaxy S8 is all set to be launched at an event in New York at 11am EST (8:30pm IST) today. It is one of the most highly anticipated launches of the year, and a very important one of Samsung after the controversy surrounding the Galaxy Note 7.
The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event will be live streamed on the company site. Do stay tuned to Gadgets 360, as we will be live blogging the latest updates from the event. Alternatively, users can watch the live stream on the Samsung Mobile and Samsung Electronics Facebook pages. Finally, users can also choose to download the Unpacked 2017 app for Android and iOS, with the option for 360-degree live streaming.
As with most major launches nowadays, almost everything about the Samsung Galaxy S8 is known ahead of the actual unveiling. From design to price and specifications, everything about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and its anticipated larger sibling, the Galaxy S8+, has been leaked.
Let us start with the specifications. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are expected to sport 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Super AMOLED pressure sensitive displays respectively, with QHD+ display resolutions (2400×2960 pixels). Samsung Galaxy S8 is pegged to have a dual-edged curved display with almost negligible bezel and 18:9 aspect ratio; the display may be named ‘Infinity Display’. The two smartphones will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC, but some markets will get the home-grown Exynos 8895 chip as well.
One phone, two sizes: The Galaxy S8 is expected to come in two sizes: a standard Galaxy S8 mode with 5.7-inch display, and a larger S8+ version that’s rumored to have a monstrous 6.2-inch screen. Unlike the S7, which offered a smaller, traditional model and a larger, curved screen Edge variant, both the S8 and the larger S8+ are expected to have edge-to-edge curved displays.
As for the price, recent rumours indicate the Samsung Galaxy S8 price will start at EUR 799 (roughly Rs. 56,000), while the Galaxy S8+ will be priced at EUR 899 (roughly Rs. 63,300). Separately, the new Gear VR expected to release alongside will cost EUR 129 (roughly Rs. 9,000), while the new Gear 360 will be priced at EUR 229 (roughly Rs. 16,100), and an accessory that could provide a Continuum-like called DeX is said to be priced at EUR 150 (roughly Rs. 10,500).
More details will be known at the official unveiling later on today. So don’t miss out the updates.
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