Samsung DeX Station for Galaxy S8 finally gets a price tag

Joanna Estrada
April 9, 2017

We guess the price for S8 Plus shall be somewhere close to Rs. 55,000 ($850 roughly). Bixby will also only work within a limited number of Samsung apps for the time being. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are meant to work well with video and with Samsung's own VR headset, Gear VR. Its screen is 6.2-inches long, and it feels like a Note in your hands. Both models have screens that curve around the edges and get rid of the physical home button.

The 2660 x 1440 resolution promises to deliver a high-quality resolution.

AT&T is also throwing in a free Samsung Gear VR with controller, as well as a limited-time BOGO deal that expires on April 1.

It comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory, which of course is expandable by a microSD slot.

Furthermore, Phandroid has noted that the unlocked versions of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are essentially tagged at a cheaper price compared with the ones being retailed through carriers. Specifically, we're a little concerned to see the very same size 3,500mAh battery on both phones.

"We're in the process of earning back that trust", said Drew Blackard, a senior director of product marketing for Samsung. Even S7 Edge did not deliver a good battery performance. Samsung said this feature permits users to better enjoy video and gaming content.

"The humbling recall of its Note 7 not only tarnished the company's hard-won reputation for quality and reliability, it also knocked a huge hole in its finances", said Peter Richardson, a research director at Counterpoint Technology Market Research.

The front camera is getting a boost to 8 megapixels, from 5 megapixels, while the rear one stays at 12 megapixels. The only improvement the selfie camera has is that now it has a wider aperture of f/1.7. All for a feature that some are considering more of a gimmick than an actual necessity. With this in mind, Android purists would be best advised to look at Google's own flagship smartphone, the Google Pixel, instead. What's far less guaranteed are upgrades to other hardware components, like we see with the RAM on these phones: Samsung went with 4GB last year, and is sticking at this level this year. It connects to the Galaxy S8 via a USB-C plug and then to an external display via HDMI.

Samsung has a lot to live up to.

The S8 features Bixby, Samsung's new artificial intelligent digital assistant, which responds to spoken commands, allowing users to control their phones with their voices alone.

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