Here’s how you can watch the Samsung Galaxy S8 reveal

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Later today, Samsung will be revealing its much-awaited Galaxy S8. The world’s biggest mobile phone brand is set to unveil their first phone after the unmitigated disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7.

There’s a lot riding on the S8, what it offers and how useful it is as an incendiary device. Samsung will be hosting two concurrent events – one in London and the other in New York, and you’ll be able to watch what happens. Here’s the how and when of it all.

The easiest way it to sit in front of your computer and just hit up Samsung’s website, where they’ll be streaming the reveal of the S8 and the S8 Plus at 11am EDT, which is 4PM BST, or 5PM CEST and locally.

If you’ll be out of the office and want to watch the reveal from your mobile phone, you can do so by installing the Samsung Unpacked 2017 app, which is available on Android’s Play Store and the iOS App Store right now.

But what do we know of the phones themselves? Samsung’s suggesting revolution (again!) suggesting that you’ll “unbox” the thing, probably suggesting that it’ll do away with the traditional rectangular screen, and perhaps take on an edge-to-edge display, which is what leaks suggest.

Rumours also suggest that the S8 will have a pair of rear cameras, allowing for “3D” photos. Again, not something new. Similar rumours say that the S8 will do away with the physical home button, and may actually contain an Iris scanner, because fingerprint scanners aren’t good enough in 2017. Samsung will apparently also reveal its latest digital assistant.

Here’s what the specs will be, according to rumours, leaks and straight up speculation.

Samsung Galaxy S8

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED QHD+ display
  • 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor in the US model
  • Samsung Exynos 8895 processor in the global model (4×2.45GHz + 4×1.9GHz)
  • 12-megapixel rear camera
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • 64GB of storage
  • Iris Scanner
  • USB-C
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy S8+

  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED QHD+ display
  • 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor in the US model
  • Samsung Exynos 8895 processor in the global model (4×2.45GHz + 4×1.9GHz)
  • 12-megapixel rear camera
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3,500 mAh battery
  • 128GB of storage
  • Iris Scanner
  • USB-C
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Are you watching tonight? Will you catch up on everything tomorrow – or do you, like a growing number of people, not really care about the newest flagship phones anymore.

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Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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