Hands-On With Samsung Galaxy S8 Accessories

During Samsung's Unpacked event today the biggest things to be announced were the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, as well as the new Gear 360 camera, but of course a new smartphone isn't complete these days without new accessories to go along with it, and Samsung had some accessories to show off for their brand-new phones today as well. We were able to get a little hands-on time with some of them to take a closer look at what Samsung will have on offer for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus when they launch, and it's not just cases that consumers will be able to look forward to though there will be a lot of those on offer.

Of the accessories shown off today, included are the much talked about earphones that are tuned by AKG, marking another level of the partnership between the two companies as Samsung worked with them on the Galaxy Tab S3 audio as well. The earphones look only a little bit different than what you might expect from a standard pair that is usually packaged with a device, but the real difference comes from the audio output that can be expected once you plug them in.

In addition to the AKG-tuned earphones Samsung also had level speakers on display to look at which included two different colors of the new Level Box Slim, with the speakers being in red and black. While Samsung will have their own range of cases and such for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, they will also continue working with third-party brands to release more accessories so that consumers will be able to personalize their device to their own preferences. This includes cases from the likes of Adidas with a flip cover case and an armband for those who want a way to wear their phone during exercise, and cases that were designed with the help of Bugatti as well as Infisens. There will even be some cases that are part of the LINE Friends collection that feature friendly characters from the LINE chat app, and some from the artshare collection. Of course, there will also be new cases in partnership with brands like Kate Spade, TUMI, Incipio, CASE MATE, Otter Box, and Tech 21 just like with last year's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, so there will be plenty of case options available and one to fit just about anyone's tastes. Moving away from cases Samsung also had the new DeX docking station on display as well as the Fusion foldable keyboard for productivity, and they also had the Level Active earbuds to show off as well. If you're looking at picking up a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus this year, you'll have lots of accessory options.

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