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It’s Alarmingly Easy to Hack the Galaxy S8’s Iris Scanner

Samsung wants you to think that the iris scan technology on its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, is unbeatable. But it should surprise no one who pays attention to the security world that this is not the case. In fact, Samsung’s new iris scanner is very easy to trick. Read More >>

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Samsung Dex Comes Heartbreakingly Close to Turning a Phone Into a Full-Blown Computer

The Samsung Dex is a tiny new smartphone dock that wades carefully toward a world in which smartphones serve as our primary computers. It’s about the size of a hockey puck, and when the Galaxy S8, a monitor, and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse are connected, the Dex turns the phone into a surprisingly functional desktop. The idea is that instead of lugging a laptop around everywhere, you might just take your phone and drop it into a dock at home, the office, and so on. Read More >>

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Galaxy S8 Plus Review: We’ve Probably Already Seen the Best Phone of 2017

You've already heard Giz US's verdict on the vanilla S8, but what about its bigger sibling? Is its larger Infinity Display and battery worth the extra £ on the price tag? And do us generally less-effusive Brits find the phone as good as our bombastic cross-Atlantic cousins? Read More >>

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Hit Shops Today

The ultra-beautiful Samsung Galaxy S8 and its bigger sibling the S8 Plus are finally available to buy. It's been a long wait for Galaxy fans: the new phones are normally announced at Mobile World Congress in February and released shortly after. This time, because they wanted to get it spot on after the Note 7 SNAFU, we didn't get the launch until the end of March and the phone itself until almost May. Read More >>

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People Are Reprogramming the Galaxy S8’s Bixby Button Because It’s Currently Pointless

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the prettiest phones you can buy right now, but it launched as a somewhat incomplete product. Bixby, the phone’s new digital assistant, doesn’t yet have one if its key features — voice recognition. This shortcoming wouldn’t be so obvious if only Samsung hadn’t included a new button on the side of the phone meant to launch Bixby. Thanks to some creative geekery, however, the seemingly useless button now has a purpose. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: The Prettiest Phone Wins

With the exploding Note 7 battery fiasco, Samsung inadvertently did something that’s increasingly difficult these days: It made smartphones interesting for a flickering moment. Super interesting in fact. Besides the intrigue of the mournful saga of Note 7, whose embarrassing recall cost the company billions, Samsung also set up a dramatic release narrative for the Galaxy S8. This wasn’t just another smartphone — this was a make-or-break device charged with saving a company in the throes of an existential crisis. A smartphone that screams at the void — yikes! Read More >>

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The Samsung Galaxy S8’s Screen Is ‘Better Than Your 4K TV’

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a good phone. That much is clear already. But the tests that smartphone display geniuses DisplayMate have run on the S8's super-long AMOLED screen are showing that it's more than good. It's bloody fantastic. Read More >>

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Updated: Video Shows Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Tricked By A Photo [Samsung’s Response]

Updated 1/4: We've now received a statement from Samsung in regards to this video – see our edit at the end. Read More >>

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Samsung’s DeX Dock Turns The Galaxy S8 into a Desktop PC

These days there's a lot of talk about making productivity more mobile. Some companies have been throwing tablets at us, others tablets that are also sort of laptops, and a few (like Motorola and Microsoft) have tried to turn smartphones into desktop PCs. With the introduction of the Samsung Desktop Experience (or DeX) Samsung is the latest company to join that third group. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S8: UK Release Date, Price, and Where To Get It

Finally, the S8 and S8+! The phone will finally hit the shops on 28th April - but pre-orders are available from today. If you pre-order today, you'll get your phone a week earlier - on April 20th. At launch only two colour variants will be available: Midnight Black and Orchid Grey - though Samsung says Arctic Silver could be added "in due course". Read More >>

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 Is Here – But How Does It Compare to the S7 Edge?

If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in your pocket, you’ve probably spent the past few months walking around like Billy Big Bits, knowing you’re rocking the best phone money can by. Well, all that just changed. You can stop the strut, the Galaxy S7 Edge just got blown out of the water by Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the long-awaited Galaxy S8. Read More >>

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How to Watch the Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Launch From Wherever You Are

As we all know by now, Samsung is launching the Galaxy S8 this afternoon - at 4pm to be exact. This means we'll all get to see this brand new phone that totally, definitely, wasn't leaked months ago. While we here at Giz UK will be covering the launch, some of you will be wanting to watch it live. Here's how you can do that. Read More >>

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It’s Official: Samsung’s Voice-Controlled AI Assistant Is Called Bixby

As we hurtle towards the imminent launch of Samsung's not-really-very-secret-any-more Galaxy S8 at full speed, we're already learning more and more about one of the phone's most important features: Bixby, a new voice-controlled assistant that will replicate just about any command you could tap in with your fingers. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumours: What to Believe

Samsung has dominated the Android phone market for at least a half-decade, but the Galaxy Note 7 debacle last year lost the company goodwill with customers after its phones exploded in pants, hotel rooms, airplanes, and elsewhere. Read More >>

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Whoops! Leaked Videos Supposedly Show us a Hands-On With the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung did not reveal the Galaxy S8 last night, instead telling the day the phone is going to be unleashed upon the world. Officially unleashed anyway, since you can't stop the leaks. The latest one is a doozy, though, allegedly showing a hands-on with the upcoming phone. Read More >>