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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Bixby pix: Come and get 'em

Feast your eyes on the Galaxy S8's smooth curves, sharp screen and narrow bezel. Plus, see Bixby Assistant and all the S8's best tricks.

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What's new about the Samsung Galaxy S8? Oh, you know, just the curved screen and tall, slim, nearly bezel-less body.

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This is the first Galaxy S phone (that isn't an Edge or a Note) to have that curved screen.

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When the lock screen dims, you'll get the always-on display.

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It feels light and smooth in the hand, and a little droppable.

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This is the first Galaxy S phone (that isn't an Edge or a Note) to have that curved screen.

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The S8 has a 5.8-inch display; the Galaxy S8 Plus, right, has a 6.2-inch screen.

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From left: Samsung Gear VR (2017) with Controller, Galaxy S8, wireless fast charger, Samsung flip cover case, adaptors, AKG in-ear headphones, AKG over-ear headphones.

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It also does away with the physical home button. (You're looking at the lock screen, by the way.)

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Weirdly, the fingerprint reader moves to the back, off-center and really close to the camera lens. Too close for my liking.

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The on-screen home button vibrates when you press it.

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Samsung wedges more screen into a smaller body.

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From left to right, the heart rate sensor and flash, 12-megapixel camera, fingerprint reader.

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Both S8 and S8 Plus have the edge display found on Note and Edge phones.

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It's the second Samsung phone to have a USB-C charger.

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The S8, left, and S8 Plus, right.

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Flipside! The S8, left, and S8 Plus.

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Comparing flagships left to right: Galaxy S7, S8, S8 Plus, Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL.

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In lieu of the fingerprint reader, you can use the iris scanner.

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But you have to hold the phone level, and better lift those shades.

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Side by side with the Galaxy S7, left.

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Close up on the curve.

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 rainbow: midnight black, arctic silver, orchid gray, coral blue and maple gold.

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You can dip it in water without fear.

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That is, for up to 3 feet and 30 minutes.

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It supports wireless charging, too. (And here's a new dock.)

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The 12-megapixel camera app gets a refreshed look.

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Filters and decorations are front and center.

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The Bixby assistant makes its debut (more later).

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It works alongside Google Assistant and other features like Google Now.

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It still has the Always-On display.

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Enjoy some more shots.

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Some of what Bixby Voice can do.

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Bixby Home can show you appointments, headlines, your step count and so on. It can learn your habits and predict what you may want to do.

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You can use Bixby Vision to scan wine...

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... for more information.

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Or a business card to extract data (the front side actually works better).

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It can help you shop for an item like a book.

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You can also translate text into over 50 languages.

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If you want to use your S8 like a computer, you can buy the Samsung DeX dock.

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You'll need the dock, a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse to access all the apps, photos and videos on your phone.

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Read all about the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Bixby assistant in our hands-on impressions.

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