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Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: Hours away, watch live stream and get live updates

Korean electronics giant will unveil its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones in New York today. Watch the live stream and live updates here.

tech Updated: Mar 29, 2017 18:42 IST
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Korean electronics giant will unveil its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones in New York today. Watch the live stream and live updates here.
Korean electronics giant will unveil its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones in New York today. Watch the live stream and live updates here.

Samsung will launch the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones today at 8:30pm (India time) at an event in New York finally in an effort to win back the Android customers it lost after the Note 7 fiasco.

Reports and leaks suggest that the company will launch two new phones and its Bixby digital assistant at the event called Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017.

Watch the live steam here

You can watch the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch live stream here and Hindustan Times will be live blogging the event.

As is customary with big launches, there are a lot speculations about the specifications and features of the phones.

This is what we know about the phone for sure:

1)Samsung will reveal the Galaxy S8 March 29 in New York City

2)It will feature Samsung’s new AI assistant, Bixby

3)It will use Samsung’s revised eight-point battery testing procedure

4)Samsung will leave more space inside for the battery (even though that’s not what caused the Note 7 to flame out)

Here is what to expect from Samsung Galaxy S8 launch

What do the rumours tell us?

1) A much narrower bezel and bigger, dual-curved display

2) Ultra-high-def 4K resolution

3) A revamped home button that’s virtual or located on the rear of the phone

4) Facial recognition and/or iris scanning

5) A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 9 processor (depending on the region)

6) Dual rear cameras

7) Video capture at 1,000 frames per second

8) Headphone jack

9) USB-C port

10) SIM card or microSD slot

11) Color options including black, white, blue, gold, silver and violet.