In the world of tech, a lot can happen in seven days. This week it was all about Samsung. The announcement of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung’s new DeX and Samsung’s new 360 VR Camera.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus was announced and unboxed yesterday in New York and both models are game changers. It’s not only a beautiful device on the outside with a smooth infinity display, it also packs a huge punch on the inside. Read our hands-on review for the full details. You can pre-order The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with Three right here today.
During Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, they also revealed their new desktop experience, DeX. The idea of turning your phone into a desktop interface isn’t exactly new, but Samsung’s new device sets it apart from what has come before from Microsoft and HP. This time, the phone itself has the power to actual provide a greater desktop experience. Samsung has developed some of their apps to be optimised for desktop, though apps not optimised will still have the smaller mobile-like interface on your desktop screen. It’s not exactly like using a fully loaded laptop or PC, but it definitely is handy to walk in, dock your phone, work away, and then walk off with it all in your pocket. Check out the Samsung Galaxy S8 right here with Three.
Samsung came fast and heavy with announcements this week and on Wednesday they revealed their new 360 VR camera. It allows you to broadcast live or record in 4K. It’s smaller and handheld and from the examples we’ve seen online the images are crystal clear, though as it’s handheld it might mean that we’ll some shaky videos in our Facebook feeds soon, but it’s a step forward for 360-degree video and VR applications.