The day we've all been waiting for is here: today Samsung has just unveiled what is expected to be one of the best new phones of the year. We have reporters at the launch who will bring you real-time announcements and expert analysis from the event, and you can also view a live stream at the top of this page.

You can view the latest Galaxy S8 news in full detail here, or read our notes in our live blog below for a summary of what was announced at the event. Also see our Galaxy S8 review and Galaxy S8 Plus review, and check out where to buy the Galaxy S8

When is the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch event?

The Galaxy S8 and larger Galaxy S8 Plus were announced during a Samsung Unpacked event this afternoon (Wednesday 29 March 2017) at 4pm BST (11am EDT/5pm CET).

The event took place in the David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. In the UK press were shown a satellite broadcast of the US event at Here East, the 2012 Olympic Press and Broadcast Centre.

A separate launch event will be held in Korea on 30 March.

How can I watch the Galaxy S8 announcement live stream?

The easiest way to watch a real-time feed of the Galaxy S8 launch is to view the video embedded at the top of this page, but you have other options too.

Samsung has a dedicated Unpacked app that is available free from Google Play or the App Store for your mobile devices. Through the app you can access related videos as well as a live stream.

If you'd rather watch on a PC or laptop you can tune in live at Samsung's website. This video will also be broadcast live on YouTube, which you can stream through the YouTube app on any compatible device, including connected TVs.

Another option, if your internet connection is too flaky for a live stream or you don't have the time to sit and watch, we'll be live-blogging the event's proceedings below.

Also see: Galaxy S8 Active latest rumours

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch live blog

 

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