Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8 Plus Wrap-Up: Everything You Need To Know

Samsung officially took the wraps off of their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus today and with those two new devices they also unveiled a range of new accessories for both phones, as well as the all-new Gear 360 Camera, and they once again showed off the new Gear VR headset that comes along with the Gear VR Controller. While those last two devices aren't new as these were actually announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, Samsung did finally announce the price today, which is set to be $129 when they launch in the near future as a bundle.

While much of the details of Samsung's two newest phones, at least when it comes to the specifications, was mostly suspected well before today's announcement during Unpacked, today's information coming straight from Samsung actually confirms most of those details, and gives users a closer look at what to expect from Samsung's 2017 flagship smartphones. Part of these features is Samsung's Infinity Display that was used for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The Infinity Display is named as such because both phones come with a curved edge screen and almost no bezels on the top and bottom of the device, allowing for an almost seamless interaction with all of your content when holding the device in your hands.

Of course, there are other things worth noting too. Both phones feature big screens while still keeping the actual phone size to about the size of last year's Galaxy S7 Edge, which is an impressive accomplishment and it allows for more screen real estate for the user. The Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch display while the Galaxy S8 Plus features a 6.2-inch display, and both feature stunning visuals that support HDR content for an extremely enjoyable entertainment experience. Samsung has kept the same cameras on the back of the two new phones that they used on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, but have bumped up the front cameras to 8-megapixel sensors. The iris scanner also makes a return making the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus the second and third phones to carry this unlocking feature following its debut on the Galaxy Note 7, but it's also joined by an all-new method of unlocking the device with the arrival of facial recognition. Samsung is also now firmly rooted in the digital assistant market with the arrival of Bixby, which launched on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. There's lots of other details about Samsung's newest devices, so if you've missed any of it you can find everything in the links down below.

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