There are many reasons to love Samsung's new phone. But these three things might make you think twice before upgrading. The Galaxy S8 delivered on some great new features: edge to edge HDR display, an iris scanner and a faster, Gigabit LTE-ready processor. But gorgeous infinity display aside, it seemed like the S8 was holding out on some key features. (Perhaps for an even more dazzling Note 8?). Here's our list of letdowns. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
It's unclear how the earphones will perform, but CNET has rated AKG highly in the past, calling the AKG N60 nautical protective waterproof case for apple iphone 6 and 6s - green NC the "best on-ear noise-canceling headphones" of 2017, Samsung fans who shell out an extra $99 for the limited edition bundle will also get AKG's over-ear Bluetooth headphones along with a 256GB memory card, The phones will be available on April 21 globally and up for preorder on March 30, What's in the box? A free pair of AKG earbuds worth $99, Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will come with some goodies..
The big news is as follows. Samsung Galaxy S8: The company's newest flagship phone boasts a wraparound edge-style 5.8-inch display with superslim top and bottom bezels (but the all-screen design means the fingerprint sensor moves to the rear). It'll be the first phone with Samsung's new Bixby AI assistant (in some regions) and the first with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. Iris scanning and facial recognition are on board, too. It otherwise retains the familiar features from the Galaxy S7, including a 12-megapixel camera, water-resistant body, wireless charging and -- yes -- a headphone jack.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: If the screen on the standard Galaxy S8 isn't big enough, step up to the ginormous 6.2-inch Plus version, (The phone is otherwise basically identical to its smaller sibling.), Bixby: Samsung's answer to Siri is called Bixby, The company's new AI nautical protective waterproof case for apple iphone 6 and 6s - green assistant will debut in beta on the the new Galaxy S8 phones, where it will live side-by-side with Google Assistant, Samsung Gear VR with controller: Already teased at last month's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Samsung formally unveiled its updated Gear VR headset, In addition to adding compatibility to the new S8 phones, the new Gear VR includes a controller in the box, It'll be a free add-on for initial S8 preorders..
Samsung Gear 360 (2017): Samsung has updated its VR capture camera, correcting most of the problems we had with the original. Samsung DeX Dock: Want to use your Galaxy S8 as a desktop computer? The DeX Dock, which lets you add a mouse, keyboard and monitor to the phone, can make that happen. Samsung Connect Home: Need a new router for your expanding smart home? In addition to Wi-Fi, Samsung's Connect Home is also compatible with the company's Smart Things platform. Specs comparisons and buying advice.