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The Galaxy S8 Plus in silver. Photo provided by: Samsung
The Galaxy S8 Plus in silver. Photo provided by: Samsung

Swipe Into the Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will hit stores and front steps across the world on Friday, April 21.

The company is currently offering a special deal for those that pre-order the product. When consumers pre-order the new smartphone, they will be eligible for Gear VR with the controller and Oculus bonus content for purchasing the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. The purchase period for this promotion is 3/30/2017 to 4/20/2017.

After you pre-order, connect with Samsung to pick up your free virtual reality gear.

Next, we take a look at some of the unique specs to the two smartphones.

Galaxy S8

  • The Galaxy S8 has the worlds first Infinity Screen.
  • Battery life up to 3.38 days.
  • Water resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
  • A translate option allows users to convert text by pointing the camera at a sign.
The Galaxy S8 Plus in black. Photo provided by: Samsung
The Galaxy S8 Plus in black. Photo provided by: Samsung

Galaxy S8 Plus

  • The S8 Plus will feature the largest screen produced to date by Samsung for a smartphone.
  • Water resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
  • Battery life up to 4 days.
  • Display screen size for the S8 Plus is 6.2 inches.
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
  • Both models offer the translate option. This allow users to point their camera at a sign with text in a different language, and have it converted to the native language in real-time.

Gear VR

Samsung has noted:

‘Plunge into another world with Gear VR, powered by Oculus. Play games, watch movies, and so much more. The new controller gives you even greater control of the ever-expanding collection of amazing virtual reality experiences.’

The Oculus catalog of interactive gaming and entertainment has over 70 titles to browse over in 360 degrees.

Watch over two videos covering the new smartphones on YouTube.

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