Samsung also announced a mesh Wi-Fi router that’s a SmartThings hub too

Mesh networking’s been all the rage recently, haven’t you heard? Pretty much every big router maker now has some kind of mesh Wi-Fi solution, and once Google joined the fray it was clear that this was the next big thing in wireless – maybe. Anyway, you can add a new company to the list starting today, and that’s Samsung. Aside from announcing the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the new Gear VR and Gear 360, and the DeX dock for the phones, it’s also found time to unveil its own mesh Wi-Fi solution.

It’s called Samsung Connect Home Smart Wi-Fi System, and like all of its competitors you will be able to…

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T-Mobile unboxes the Galaxy S8 among sharks, Samsung gives an ostrich a new Gear VR

As you may know if you’ve looked at our homepage in the last few hours, today Samsung finally took the wraps off its newest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. They will be up for pre-order at carriers such as T-Mobile starting tomorrow. In the meantime, the magenta company has sent its resident video unboxer underwater to show you the Galaxy S8 while surrounded by sharks. No, really, take a look:

If that video simply wasn’t strange enough for you, then stick around because Samsung itself has prepared something even more outlandish. It’s basically the answer to the age-old…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: prices and dates

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were just announced, here are when you can pre-order them, when they will be available in stores and how much they will cost.

Don’t forget to check the freebies below! The Gear VR headset and motion controller should be bundled by most carriers and stores.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Retail price
Contract
Pre-order
Stores

AT&T (Next)
$750
$25/mo
March 30
April 24

Verizon

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ get official promo video

Even if you pre-order, it will be a while before you can get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy S8 so let’s do a video meeting instead: the most important features of the S8 in under four minutes.

The Infinity Screen – the near-borderless Super AMOLED with curved edges and rounded corners – gets the most attention by far. Bixby is the co-star – Samsung is determined to push into the digital assistant market and compete with Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and all the rest.

Galaxy S8’s friends also get a shout-out – the DeX dock, the Gear VR and Gear 360 too. And don’t miss our hands-on with…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ hands-on: First encounter

After a month of what seemed like never ending barrage of leaks, Samsung has finally (and officially) announced its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. This marks the company’s first major smartphone release since the sad demise of the Galaxy Note7 last fall, which prompted the company to implement a new 8-point battery safety check to the S8 and all future devices.

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