Samsung Galaxy S8 launch live blog – all the news as it happens!

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus launch today, and we'll be bringing you all the details as they're announced in this rolling live blog. 

Samsung’s Unpacked event takes place in New York and London, and TechRadar will be reporting live from both, like hungry spec-hounds clamouring for any morsel of information on these new handsets.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 launch starts 8am ET, 11am PT, 4pm BST (all times below in BST).

Credit: Evan Blass / @evleaks

8:15 Morning all! It's the day that we'll finally be seeing what Samsung has been cooking up in its labs, the day when we'll see new phones and accessories and *

So what's actually in store for today? Well, here's the major run-down of what we're expecting:

  • The new Samsung Galaxy S8, a mostly-screen powerhouse of a flagship phone
  • Its larger brother, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, which features similar specs but a larger 6.2-inch screen
  • A new Gear VR headset with controller – we're hoping for an upgraded set of lenses and more comfortable fit to go along with that new handheld remote in the box
  • Some sort of connector to a monitor and mouse, allowing the Samsung Galaxy S8 to function as a Chromebook when its docked.
  • The all new Galaxy X, a foldable superphone made of graphene sheeting.

*OK, maybe not the last one.

We've also got all the latest rumors and thoughts on this new handset in this excellent video round up we created – plus look below for more videos on us discussing the rumors as they happened.

Catch up: Watch Part 3 | Watch Part 2 | Watch Part 1

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