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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus officially launch today

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus officially launch today

Today is the big day for Samsung—the Galaxy S8 is officially launching after being leaked and speculated about for months. The Galaxy S8 and S8 plus are available at all major carriers and from various electronics retailers. They'll set you back a pretty penny, though.

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How to take a screenshot on the Galaxy S8 (because it's different now)

How to take a screenshot on the Galaxy S8 (because it's different now)

You may have just read the title of this post and stormed immediately to the comments, about to write an essay about how Android Police is just fishing for page views. Surely there's no need for an article about how to take a screenshot, right? Actually, in this case, yes. Taking screenshots on the Galaxy S8 requires a different button combination than previous models, causing confusion for some buyers.

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The Galaxy S8 will have no external carrier branding, even on Verizon and AT&T

The Galaxy S8 will have no external carrier branding, even on Verizon and AT&T

No matter how you feel about Samsung and the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, you have to admit they're really, really pretty phones. The curved display and sleek frame are incredibly well-designed compared to most other devices, and the GS8 will stand out in one other unexpected way—there's no carrier branding. Even Verizon and AT&T have been persuaded not to stamp their logos all over the phones.

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ take it all off for our amusement in iFixit's latest teardown

Galaxy S8 and S8+ take it all off for our amusement in iFixit's latest teardown

If you are interested in the tech behind the Galaxy S8 and S8+ (and have already read our own delightful opinions), then odds are you're excited to see what the device looks like on the inside. Thankfully for all of us iFixit has already ripped both their GS8 and GS8+ to pieces, so now you don't have to (unless you really wanna).

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ review: Another pair of excellent mainstream smartphones from Samsung

Galaxy S8 and S8+ review: Another pair of excellent mainstream smartphones from Samsung

When you talk about Samsung's Galaxy smartphones, it's hard not to talk about 'the average consumer.' Because the Galaxy S series is the second-most popular line of smartphones on earth, its audience is unashamedly mainstream, and the vast majority of sales of these devices will be to consumers who aren't what you'd call tech-savvy. The issue for Samsung, increasingly, is learning how to split the difference between a smartphone that provides a good experience for everybody and maintaining that all important credibility with its fans and enthusiasts.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+, for example, have Quad HD displays - the best ones I've ever seen.

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Samsung has blocked remapping of the Bixby button on the Galaxy S8

Samsung has blocked remapping of the Bixby button on the Galaxy S8

You may have heard about Bixby, Samsung's new device assistant feature that won't even have voice commands in the US at launch. Well, if you were planning to remap the Bixby button to something more... useful, prepare for disappointment. Samsung has reportedly blocked that modification in an OTA update.

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