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It's finally happening.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 was officially unveiled this morning in New York. For Samsung , the stakes are huge: After the Galaxy Note 7 battery fire fiasco, this was the company's chance to show off its comeback phone, and it pretty much has to be a home run.

The press conference just ended, but we've toggled back to our New York studio for a wrap-up from CNET's Iyaz Akhtar, Bridget Carey and Ben Fox Rubin.

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You can also follow the earlier live Twitter from Jessica Dolcourt, Shara Tibken and Roger Cheng below.

Our coverage so far:

Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 looks amazing, but Bixby assistant is a wild card (hands-on)

Read: Samsung charges back: Galaxy S8 gives Samsung a second chance

Read: Galaxy S8 is the ticket out of Note 7 'hell': Q&A with Samsung's D.J. Koh

Read: Samsung's Bixby assistant needs to grow up. Fast (hands-on)

From ZDNet: Samsung's Bixby voice agent brings the fight to Alexa and Siri

From TechRepublic: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: The smart person's guide

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

See all photos

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: If the screen on the standard Galaxy S8 isn't big enough, step up to the ginormous 6.2-inch Plus version. (The phone is otherwise basically identical to its smaller sibling.)

Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus hands-on

Samsung Gear VR with Controller: Already teased at last month's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Samsung formally unveiled its updated Gear VR headset. In addition to adding compatibility to the new S8 phones, the new Gear VR includes a controller in the box. It'll be a free add-on for initial S8 preorders.

Read: Samsung Gear VR with Controller hands-on

Samsung Gear 360 (2017): Samsung has updated its VR capture camera, correcting most of the problems we had with the original.

Read: Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

Samsung DeX Dock: Want to use your Galaxy S8 as a desktop computer? The DeX Dock, which lets you add a mouse, keyboard and monitor to the phone, lets you do exactly that.

Read: Samsung DeX Dock hands-on

From ZDNet: Samsung Galaxy S8 and DeX dock: Can it make the virtual desktop a core technology?

Samsung Connect Home: Need a new router for your expanding smart home? In addition to Wi-Fi, Samsung's Connect Home is also compatible with the company's Smart Things platform.

Read: Samsung Connect Home: A Google Wifi clone with a SmartThings twist

This is a developing story. We'll add more links as our coverage continues.