• Bixby – New Way to Interact with Your Phone
Bixby is an intelligent interface that will help users get more out of their phone. With the new Bixby button, users will be able to conveniently access Bixby and navigate through services and apps with simple voice, touch, vision and text commands. At launch, Galaxy S8 and S8+ customers can use Bixby's image recognition technology to search for images and get details about nearby places. At a later date, voice function will be able to integrate with several Samsung native apps and features including Camera, Contacts, Gallery, Messages and Settings, with the plan to expand its capabilities to include more Samsung and third-party apps in the near future. As the Bixby ecosystem grows, it will be able to connect across devices, apps and services as a ubiquitous interface, opening up new experiences and scenarios to simplify life.
Local Pricing and Availability
The Gear VR with Controller, Gear 360 (2017) and Samsung DeX Station will be available at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer IT and electronics stores, authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and selected online marketplace from 29 April, while the Mobile Photo Printer will be available from Q3 2017. The new devices will be available at the following recommended retail prices:
- Gear VR with Controller: $188
- Gear 360 (2017): $348
- Samsung DeX Station: $198
- Mobile Photo Printer: $198
Pushing the boundaries of innovation, the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ bring a new level of functionality and convenience to users, while opening up a galaxy of possibilities. With a range of Samsung companion devices and services that seamlessly complement the new Galaxy S8 and S8+, users can discover new ways to explore, experience and interact with their world.
Unlocking endless entertainment and VR possibilities, the Gear VR with Controller, when paired with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, allows users to embark on immersive adventures anytime and anywhere. With over 600 apps available in the Oculus store, users will be spoilt for choice from breathtaking 360-degree video content and interactive VR education tools to the most immersive games that put one right into the heart of the action. Featuring an ergonomic, curved design for convenient one-hand control and better motion interaction, the Gear VR with Controller provides users with a more natural and intuitive experience when exploring interactive VR content. It is now easier and more comfortable than ever for consumers to enjoy their VR experiences as they explore different worlds on their Gear VR.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+, and the Galaxy Tab S3 support Vulkan API, offering better graphics and lower energy consumption when playing games developed with Vulkan API. The quad speakers on the Galaxy Tab S3, and the earphones that comes with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, are both tuned by AKG by Harman, providing users with superior sound quality to enhance their entertainment experience.
Purchase the Galaxy S8 or S8+ from 29 April to 31 May and buy the Gear VR with Controller at $138 (UP$188). In addition, receive US$50 worth of selected Oculus Games to complete your VRtainment experience.
• Live 360°
It is now easier than ever to create beautiful memories to look back on, all with 360-degree videos and images captured in stunning 4K resolution on the Gear 360 (2017). Compatible with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, users can simply pair the devices to edit their content instantly with collages or filters, and share them with friends and loved ones on social media. Users can even share their experiences in real-time on their social networks via the new live streaming feature.
With its 4K video recording feature for immersive and realistic digital content, users can also relive life's moments and memories more vividly than before on the ultra-immersive Gear VR with Controller. For those who prefer a more traditional way of preserving their memories, they can also use the Mobile Photo Printer to print their favourite photos right from their smartphone.
Purchase the Galaxy S8 or S8+ from 29 April to 31 May and buy the Gear 360 (2017) at $298 (UP$348) to complete your Live 360o experience. In addition, receive $80 off Samsung's 256GB microSD EVO Plus for purchases made at major consumer IT and electronics stores, authorised mobile retailers and Samsung Experience Stores.
• Work X Play
Consumers can now enjoy enhanced productivity with a desktop-like experience from their smartphones. Designed for mobile professionals, Samsung DeX Station leverages the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to instantly provide desktop-like functionality and lets users take their work onto a bigger screen, with familiar desktop features like multi-window, resizing windows, and even drag and drop. Its enhanced AndroidTM-based desktop-like UI enables users to seamlessly access apps, edit documents, browse the web, watch videos, reply to messages and more, directly from the smartphone on a larger display.
The Secure Folder also keeps one's work and personal files separate on the device, providing users with a safe environment to work in, protected by defense-grade Samsung Knox1 security platform. When done with work, users can easily enjoy their favourite videos on the bigger screen, by simply firing up the YouTubeTM app or accessing tons of apps via Google PlayTM. Users can now enjoy the freedom to balance work and play seamlessly at the same time.
Purchase the Galaxy S8 or S8+ from 29 April to 31 May and buy the Samsung DeX Station at $148 (UP$198) to complete your Work X Play experience. In addition, receive $150 off selected Samsung Curved Monitor and Curved Gaming Monitors for purchases made at major consumer IT and electronics stores, authorised mobile retailers and Samsung Experience Stores.
• Secure Shopping with Samsung Pay
With Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, users can now leave their wallets at home, and enjoy the seamless convenience from making payments on-the-go. Protected by defense-grade Samsung Knox1 security platform, consumers can pay with a peace of mind knowing that their credit/debit card information are safe while attackers, viruses, and malware are kept at bay. Transactions are also further secured with the Iris Scanner on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, making Samsung Pay even safer than physical cards. With Samsung's proprietary Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology, together with Near Field Communication (NFC), consumers can also pay almost anywhere2 with Samsung Pay. Users can also easily make payments on-the-go with the Gear S3 without having to bring their smartphones out with them3. By simply inputting their credit/debit, loyalty and even transit cards in Samsung Pay, they will never have to fumble to find the right card for payment again.
Purchase the Galaxy S8 or S8+ from 29 April to 31 May and buy the Gear S3 at $498 (UP$548) to complete your Secure Shopping experience. Customers can also buy the Gear S3 Starter Kit at $138 (UP$168) for purchases made at major consumer IT and electronics stores, authorised mobile retailers and Samsung Experience Stores.
Consumers are invited to experience the different elements of Galaxy Plus at various selected Samsung Experience Stores and major consumer IT and electronics stores island-wide. Consumers who complete at least four missions across all four elements of Galaxy Plus at the various curated experiential zones can stand a chance to win the monthly grand prize of a suite of Galaxy Plus products, consisting of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Tab S3, Gear VR with Controller, Gear 360 (2017), Samsung DeX Station and Gear S3, worth a total of $3,328.
For more information please visit www.samsung.com/sg/galaxys8 from 17 April.
The various themed Galaxy Plus zones will be available at the locations below from 29 April onwards.
• VRtainment (VRcade)
o Best Denki @ Ngee Ann City (#05-01/04)
o Challenger @ Bugis (#B1-26)
o Courts @ Causeway Point (#04-19/20)
o Newstead @ NEX (#04-55)
o Samsung Experience Store @ Westgate (#03-01)
• Live 360°(#throwback360°)
o Best Denki @ IMM (#03-33-47)
o Courts Megastore @ Tampines
o Samsung Experience Store @ Paragon (#B1-27/27A)
• Work X Play (DeXspace)
o Challenger @ JEM (#04-01)
o Samsung Experience Store @ VivoCity (#02-28/29)
• Secure Shopping (Samsung Pay)
o Best Denki @ VivoCity (#02-07)
o Digital Style @ Jurong Point (#B1-92/93)
Galaxy Studio Activities
Showcasing the best of Samsung's innovations, the Singapore leg of Galaxy Studio will comprise of themed experiential zones, each incorporating the use of the latest Samsung Galaxy products. Through a slew of delightful and immersive activities at the zones, consumers can experience for themselves how Samsung's connected suite of devices and services integrates perfectly with consumers' daily lives.
Activities at the specially curated zones include:
• All-new 4D VR Experience
Visitors can enjoy new thrilling 4D VR experiences, such as taking an exhilarating ride down a skeleton track in Whistler, Canada, or getting a feel of extreme aircraft stunts on the new Whiplash Pulsar 4D chair. They can even battle it out in space in VR-style, all via the Samsung Gear VR with Controller.
• Embark on an Interactive Fitness Journey
Visitors can get their adrenaline pumping in this zone by going for a virtual game of tennis or a swim, while also getting to try out first-hand the enhanced fitness features and capabilities of the Samsung Gear S3.
• Gaming with Vulkan API and AKG by HARMAN
With Quad Speakers on the Galaxy Tab S3 and high-performance in-box earphones for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, both tuned by AKG by HARMAN, consumers can now enjoy a more immersive and audio-rich combat gaming experience together with Vulkan API on the devices.
• IP68 Canvas Drawing
Visitors can take a selfie with the Galaxy S8's f1.7 8MP AF front camera, and transform it into an artistic canvas portrait drawing in ink, oil or liquid effect while experiencing the phone's IP68 capability. They can also bring their favourite portrait home, printed by the Mobile Photo Printer.
• 360° Globe with Gear 360 (2017)
In the Gear 360 globe room, visitors can experience a mystical whirlwind and the different ways to capture their travel memories in 360°using the new Gear 360 (2017). They can also participate in the Photo Contest by striking their best pose and uploading their 360°video onto Instagram, to stand a chance to win4 a Gear 360 (2017).
• Samsung Pay Café
Consumers will get to experience a whole new and safe way of shopping in this zone. Using Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S8 or S8+ and its Iris Scanner for added security, visitors can enjoy a complimentary popsicle.
• Experience Latest Innovations
The comprehensive product showcase area at Galaxy Studio will provide visitors with the opportunity to get a hands-on experience of the latest devices and offerings including the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Galaxy Tab S3, Gear VR with Controller, Gear 360 (2017), Samsung DeX Station and Mobile Photo Printer.
Samsung Service Clinic
mySamsung consumers visiting Galaxy Studio can head down to the Samsung Service Clinic to run a quick check on their Samsung Galaxy devices! Held exclusively for them, they simply need to flash or download the mySamsung app on their Galaxy device to enjoy the services, including:
• Five-point diagnostic test to ensure their devices are operating at the optimal level
• Free Screen Protector5
Get Knowledgeable with Samsung
Visitors can now enrol in the Samsung Smart Academy at Galaxy Studio to learn how to use a Galaxy S8 and S8+ from 27 April onwards6.
Bi-weekly Galaxy S8+ Giveaway
Consumers visiting Galaxy Studio can also stand a chance to win4 attractive prizes in the bi-weekly giveaway! They can stand to win a Galaxy S8 or S8+ worth $1,148 and $1,298 respectively, as well as a Gear VR with Controller, with a total of 12 sets of the prizes to be won! To be eligible for the draw, they will simply need to experience and complete at least three different missions at the experiential zones, where they can also get complimentary unique Bag Patches, available in eight designs7. They can also redeem a complimentary7 exclusive Eco-bag when they take a photo at Galaxy Studio and upload it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #GalaxyStudioSG.
Galaxy Studio will be open from 14 April to 29 June, 11am to 9pm daily, with the exception of 22 April to 24 April, where it will be opened at 9.30am to 11pm.
For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/sg/galaxys8.