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Galaxy S8 and S8+ roundup: Everything you need to know about Samsung’s new flagship

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The most anticipated device of the year so far, the Samsung Galaxy S8, has now debuted, and MobileSyrup has the scoop on everything from the handsets themselves to the new DeX desktop dock and Samsung Gear 360 camera.

Below, find links to all of our stories in one handy location.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Hands-on: The death of the bezel

With the Note 7 turning into a disaster of epic proportions for Samsung, the South Korean tech giant — which is synonymous with the term ‘Android Phone’ for many consumers — has a lot riding on the release of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in terms of re-instilling consumer confidence in its devices.
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Samsung goes all in on curved screens with new Galaxy S8 and S8+ models

Samsung today officially announced its latest pair of Android smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, at a special event in New York City.

After pushing curved screens to the mainstream with the launch of the Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung has now committed even more to a feature the company clearly believes will define smartphones for years to come.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Canadian pricing and availability

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available starting April 21st beginning at $1,035 CAD.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Canadian pre-order pricing and information

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have debuted and now every Canadian Samsung fan is no doubt wondering how they can get their hands on this Infinity Displayed, feature-packed handset for themselves.

MobileSyrup has reached out to Canadian carriers for information on pre-order dates, pricing and gifts.
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Samsung announces new Gear 360 camera with 4K video livestream support

Samsung has announced a new Gear 360 camera capable of shooting 4K resolution 360-degree video. The camera is the successor to last year’s Gear 360 and has been completely overhauled.
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Samsung reveals new DeX desktop dock for Galaxy S8 and S8+

Along with the S8 and S8+, Samsung has revealed a new desktop dock platform for its flagship devices called DeX. Samsung describes the DeX dock as a device that allows S8 and S8+ owners to experience a desktop-like experience powered by only Samsung’s new flagship devices, coupled with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard.
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Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ versus Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Now that Samsung’s newest flagship has arrived, aiming to capture the hearts and minds of those burned (perhaps literally) by the Note 7 debacle, one of the main questions on every Samsung fan’s mind is whether its worth upgrading to the Galaxy S8 over the S7.
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Samsung Canada says there is a ‘larger roll-out strategy’ planned for Samsung Pay

Samsung launched Samsung Pay, its proprietary mobile payments service, in Canada on November 8th, 2016. Samsung Canada partnered with CIBC to give Canadians the company’s mobile payment option through its early access program, but there were and still are some caveats to accomplish this.
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With the Galaxy S8 launch comes a slew of Samsung Health updates

In addition to its many features and attractions, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with enhanced Samsung Health service. Samsung Health currently has over 60 million monthly active users and 11 million daily active users around the world.
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Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8 versus iPhone 7, Google Pixel and LG G6

Now, at long last, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has made its entrance, bringing with it not only premium specs, but also a number of new technologies that the company no doubt hopes will make this flagship stand out in the over-saturated mobile market.

Here, we pit the S8 against its brand new competitor, the LG G6, along with the two other most popular flagships currently on the market: Apple’s iPhone 7 and Google’s Pixel.
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Here are the Samsung Galaxy S8 cases you can buy right now

While Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones won’t arrive in Canada until April 21st, you can already buy cases for both upcoming devices.
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Samsung reveals Bixby and joins the digital assistant race

Along with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung will launch its new digital assistant Bixby.

Up until today’s full reveal, very little was known about the assistant other than Samsung’s intentions to surpass the capabilities of its competitors. MobileSyrup recently learned that Bixby is intended to be a combination of Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa.
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Samsung Connect app for Galaxy S8 acts as digital hub for company’s IoT ecosystem

Along with Samsung’s much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices comes the launch of the South Korean giant’s new IoT app, Samsung Connect.

With Samsung Connect, users can activate IoT devices through a three-step configuration process. Furthermore, users will be able to measure all IoT connected devices through one app.
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Samsung Connect Home is a mesh Wi-Fi router that works with Smart Things to connect the home

Following in the footsteps of connected mesh routers like Google WiFi and Eero, Samsung has debuted its own mesh router called Samsung Connect Home.
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Canadians that pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ will get a free Gear VR with controller

Samsung has revealed that Canadians who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ between March 29th and April 20th will recieve a free new Gear VR with an included controller, along with their purchase of the company’s new flagship smartphone. Read more.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ gallery

Samsung announced the all new Galaxy S8 and S8+. The two devices are the successors of last year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Check out our gallery here.
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