Samsung kicks off huge publicity campaign in Singapore with pop up Galaxy Studio to showcase the Galaxy Plus ecosystem surrounding its newly launched Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones.
Galaxy Studio showcases the new line-up of device and service additions to the Galaxy ecosystem that puts the newly launched Galaxy S8 and S8+ at its heart.
The Galaxy Studio consumer event is held in celebration of the recent launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and will be held at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City, from tomorrow till 29 June.
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.
Galaxy Studio will introduce the new “Galaxy Plus” ecosystem, offering options for consumers to get more out of their Galaxy S8 and S8+.
This includes the Samsung DeX Station, Gear VR with Controller, Gear 360 (2017) and the Mobile Photo Printer.
More details about Samsung Galaxy Plus from the press release is appended below.
Rich Connected Product and Service Ecosystem
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ come connected with a robust portfolio of products, providing users with seamless mobile experiences.
Gear VR with Controller
Powered by Oculus, the Gear VR with Controller is Samsung’s first-ever Gear VR headset with a controller, expanding Samsung’s VR ecosystem.
The Gear VR with Controller allows users to be more engaged and immersed in VR content comfortably with its ergonomic and curved design.
Its Touchpad provides quicker selection and interaction in VR apps, enabling various forms of motion, while the Home, Volume and Back keys located on the Controllers give users everything they need within easy reach.
Equipped with 42mm lenses with 101-degree FOV (Field of View), it provides an expansive viewing experience, with advanced distortion correction technology minimising motion sickness for users.
It also comes with a wrist strap, offering users a secure grip for a comfortable experience, even with the most active movements.
Additionally, the Controller is also compatible with older generations of Gear VR, so users of previous Gear VR models can also get to enjoy and play any Controller-compatible games on their headset!
Gear 360 (2017)
Lightweight and compact with a refined design for easier use, the new Gear 360 (2017) is a 4K resolution-capable 360-degree camera that comes integrated with enhanced features for high-quality content creation.
It is equipped with 8.4-megapixel image sensors and Bright Lens F2.2 on both dual fisheye lenses, creating high resolution images for the best possible visual experience.
For the first time, the Gear 360 (2017) also offers 4K video recording. The Gear 360 (2017) leverages Samsung’s innovative technologies and services, where users can seamlessly and easily share, view and edit their customised content.
Samsung DeX Station
Samsung DeX Station is a new mobile solution that leverages the processing power of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ for enhanced productivity.
Optimised for use with a keyboard and mouse, the Samsung DeX Station features a completely redesigned Android UI, providing users with desktop-like functionality and a user interface previously unavailable from a smartphone.
Users can simply insert their Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ into the Samsung DeX Station to start working seamlessly with the connectivity they need, while enjoying added mobility.
Mobile Photo Printer
A printer for the pocket, the Mobile Photo Printer lets users print their favourite photos whenever and wherever they please, to instantly capture the special moments in their lives.
Users simply need to select a photo via its dedicated app and place their smartphone on top of the device, to instantly print via Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi®.
The Mobile Photo Printer’s 16:9 ratio also ensures that photos are printed in the exact ratio as they are presented on a user’s screen to a size of 98x56mm in 336 dpi resolution, preserving the snapshots and the memories within them in their entirety.
On top of its streamlined controls, elegant, book-recalling design and pocket-friendly proportions, it also provides users with the option to print customised bookmarks and business cards, or even create decorative stickers with their photos.
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: S$188
- Gear 360 (2017): S$348
- Samsung DeX Station: S$198
- Mobile Photo Printer: S$198