The launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ marks the new era of smart devices at Samsung. The two new models open up the endless possibility of enhancing your life and convenience with digital technology. The new suite of devices in the ecosystem will include a portable 4K Gear 360 camera, a more immersive virtual reality experience and converting your smart phone to work like a desktop using the DeX Station.
Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ – Simply Bold & Sexy
If you are looking for a big, beautiful and brilliant screen on your smartphone, the all new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be the perfect choice for you. Even though the phone size of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is smaller than the Note 7, the screen is larger than the Note 7 at 5.8″, all thanks to the design of the new “Infinity Display” in 18.5:9 ratio. No more physical home button on the front side of the phone, all that space are given to the screen. The bigger Galaxy S8+ will have a 6.2″ screen and both displays will be Super AMOLED with a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440 pixels.
With five colours available from 21 April 2017, the lavender Orchid Grey is a stand out from the crowd. It is sexy and elegant, a beautiful colour to compliment the bold design of the Galaxy S8. To complete your experience with style, the new Wireless Charging Dock is designed to look like a decor piece and it has the flexibility to change the stand angles to suit your needs. The new Clear View Case for the Galaxy S8 will also come with a stand mode for viewing videos.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are equipped with an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing. Now you can have five ways to unlock your phone, either by the usual pattern unlock, passcode unlock, fingerprint scan, iris detection or via the new face recognition technology which unlocks your phone instantly. The phones are also IP68 certified so it will be water resistance just like the Galaxy S7 & S7 edge.
Samsung Gear 360 – In 4K and Works With iPhones
The design of the Samsung Gear 360 have been refined to make it easier to operate, its is lightweight and compact for you to bring it around to capture 360 content wherever you go. Even though it is more compact, the quality of the video was not compromised and now it comes in 4K resolution equipped with 8.4-megapixel image sensors and Bright Lens F2.2 on both dual fisheye lenses for the most immersive and realistic digital content.
When the Gear 360 is synced with a compatible smartphone or computer, the new device enables users to share your best experiences with high-quality live broadcasting or direct uploading to platforms such as Facebook, YouTube or Samsung VR. So your friends viewing the video can have a “first hand” 360 experience through your broadcast.
The latest edition of the Gear 360 is compatible with Samsung flagship devices including the newly-released Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). The Gear 360 also offers greater compatibility with iOS devices including the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE, as well as Windows and Mac computers. YEAH!!!!
DeX Station – One Phone Does It All
The DeX Station is designed to improve productivity for mobile professionals while reducing the need to carry multiple computing devices. Compatible with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung DeX provides an Android-based desktop-like experience that enables you to seamlessly access apps, edit documents, browse the web, watch videos, reply to messages and more, directly from the smartphone on a larger display, keyboard and mouse.
To start working, simply insert your Samsung smartphone into the DeX Station, which connects the smartphone to an HDMI compatible monitor, and connect to any Bluetooth-enabled, USB or RF-type keyboard and mouse.
The DeX Station provides the connectivity professionals need, including two USB 2.0, Ethernet, USB type-C power-in and a cooling fan. The DeX Station also features Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) technology to charge your Samsung smartphone quickly while connected. The DeX Station will be available globally with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and may be offered as a packaged bundle depending on region.
Samsung VR Motion Sensing Controller – You Are In Control
With Samsung’s advancement in virtual reality technology, finally they are making a controller to gives you better navigation and operation when using the the Samsung Gear VR. And Oculus will be creating VR games that will incorporate the new VR Motion Sensing Controller, makes me look forward to more Samsung VR news coming up in the new future. For now… let’s just enjoy the VR experience this ostrich had found.