As it happened | Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus launched; Introduces new personal assistant 'Bixby'

30 March 2017, 12:18 AM
Samsung officially unveils Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus; Introduces new personal assistant 'Bixby'  (source: Samsung)
Samsung officially unveils Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus; Introduces new personal assistant 'Bixby' (source: Samsung)

One of the biggest phone makers in the world, Samsung has finally pulled curtains off its latest smartphone with Galaxy S8. The Korean smartphone powerhouse has launched the most anticipated smartphone of 2017 at a special launch event in New York. The event was live streamed and broadcasted in India on the company's official handles. 

Terming the event as ‘Galaxy Unpacked 2017’, Samsung branded the event with the tagline, ‘Unbox Your Phone’. 

Here are the Highlights from the launch event: 

#9:35 PM

A video playing on stage which concludes the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launch event.  

#9:30 PM

DJ Koh is back on stage.

#9:26 PM

Another powerful accessory launched. It's called DeX. It is a simple dock which can easily connect your Galaxy S8 with your desktop, laptop and computer. 

#9:22 PM

Silva announces the launch of the new Gear 360 camera, Portable camera which shoots in 4K, can broadcast live video.

#9:18 PM

Delight for all music lovers, Every S8 will come with high-end AKG headphones, also sold separately for $99 after a partnership with Harman. 

#9:17 PM

Suzanne De Silva, Samsung's Director of Product Strategy is now on stage

#9:16 PM

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be available from April 21. 

#9:10 PM

The Galaxy S8 is powered by a 3000mAh battery while the Galaxy S Plus has a 3500mAh battery.

#9:09 PM

Bixby learns and adapts to your routines to anticipate what you need.

#9:07 PM

Bixby knows what’s happening on your screen, so you can switch seamlessly between voice and touch

#9:06 PM

Thodla officially introduces Samsung's very own personal voice assistant- Bixby 

#9:04 PM

Sriram Thodla, Samsung's director of services and business is on stage.

#9:02 PM

The Galaxy S8's 8-megapixel autofocus Front Camera quickly detects your face to take perfect selfies in any conditions.

#9:00 PM

The Galaxy S8 has a fingerprint scanner, an iris scanner, and even facial recognition. No need of complex password patterns anymore. 

#8:58 PM

Both the smartphone will support wireless charging as well 

#8:57 PM

Both Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus will be both water and dust resistant. 

#8:56 PM

The all new Galaxy S8 comes with 5 colours. 

#8:54 PM

The Galaxy S8 has an "invisible home button" beneath the display.

#8:52 PM

Another big update, the Galaxy S8 will be armed with a 5.8 inch display while the Galaxy S8 Plus will carry a 6.2 inch display. 

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 launch tonight; See rumoured specifications, know how to watch live event

#8:51 PM

The first big feature of the phone is called the "Infinity Display" - an edge to edge screen with no bezel except a small bezel at the top and bottom

#8:49 PM

And it's here, DJ Koh officially unveils new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. 

#8:48 PM

Samsung's President of Mobile Communications business DJ Koh unboxes new Samsung Galaxy S8 phone with a video.

#8:41 PM

Koh just announced company's personal voice assistant named 'Bixby'

Read More: Samsung Galaxy 8 launch: Know all about tech specs, features and price

#8:38 PM

Koh says the company's new flagship will feature fingerprint, iris, and facial recognition technologies.

#8:36 PM

Samsung's D J Koh welcomes the audience in New York City. "It has been a challenging year for Samsung... valuable lessons, hard decisions" 

#8:34 PM

The video's over now and Samsung's President of Mobile Communications business DJ Koh is on stage.

#8:30 PM

The Samsung Galaxy S8 launch event has begun. A video shows people using a device with a huge screen covering nearly its entire front.

A special Unpacked 2017 app is also available for Android and iOS users to get latest updates and news. Stay tuned to News Nation for latest updates from the launch. Get latest updates on our Twitter handle as well.

 


First Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 08:08 PM
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