Phone

Galaxy S8 pre-orders to commence on April 10th, sell worldwide on April 21st

Samsung has confirmed its March 29th announcement date for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (even at MWC 2017), but the pre-order and sales dates have been up for grabs. That hasn’t stopped one report out of Korea that claims the Galaxy S8 will go on sale worldwide on Friday, April 21st, but little pre-order information has surfaced until now.

A new report says that Galaxy S8 pre-orders will commence on April 10th, nearly two weeks after the announcement and approximately a week and a half before worldwide sales get off the ground (a few days earlier than the April 15th date rumored several weeks ago).

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, according to a leaked spec sheet, are said to feature 5.8 and 6.2-inch Infinity Displays, respectively, thanks to a brand new trademark application, either Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 835 or Samsung’s homegrown Exynos 8895 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of base storage with the coveted microSD card slot for expandable storage, 8MP front/12MP Dual Pixel rear camera combo, iris camera/scanner, and either a 3,250mAh (S8) or 3,750mAh (S8+) battery, depending on model with Android 7.0 pre-installed. Samsung intends to bring the Tab S3’s new AKG audio to its Galaxy smartphone lineup, and the Galaxy S8 will be the first to offer AKG earphones in the box.

On the software front, buyers will get on-screen software navigation buttons this year that may be customizable, and proper PC-like functionality by way of Samsung’s upcoming Desktop eXperience that’ll connect to and work well with an external monitor. There’s still that Beast Mode that could showcase the next Galaxy’s sheer, raw performance at a moment’s notice. Samsung has already started updating its proprietary apps to reflect the new UI of the next “Galaxy.”

13 Comments

Sign in »

13
Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

HomerS66
HomerS66

They should start pre-orders at the 29th or 30th of march right after the presentation and not 14 days later. Samsung is not very smart.

assassin2se7en
assassin2se7en

we are waiting for nougat in s7 edge iraq firmware ….

x M a L i K x
x M a L i K x

I swear you post this on everything, but to be fair I’m still waiting aswell in the UK .

maccyb
maccyb

I am so tempted but due to my work needs I will be waiting for Note8. I’m a bit jealous though of those who don’t need to wait!!

luka3rd
luka3rd

5.8 and 6.2??? Sticking to my lovely S6 edge emerald untill they come up with more purposeful device… Terrible news 🙁

tswfootball
tswfootball

You know that they’re still the same size as the s7 and s7 edge?

stoertebecker
stoertebecker

Same for me. I will wait for the Note 8

Bert Manalili
Bert Manalili

I’m stick on my S7 edge and waiting for the Note 8.

ASH8
ASH8

Does this NEW Galaxy S8 come with 5G network settings/option???? If not why not?, why would anyone buy a new phone now after just buying a S6 or S7. When you will need to buy an S9 next year just to have 5G. Or perhaps another way around this.? Really for the price one pays for a Galaxy Smart Phone today to ONLY have 2 Android Feature Updates before it is redundant (after about 2 years) is just not acceptable. A laptop PC or similar at same price has many years of life and is up-gradable at the same time.… Read more »

pappaleone
pappaleone

Very simple because there is still no 5G networks. They gonna test something in Germany, but before you and me gonna used it?? I think in 2 or 3 years.

pjm1891
pjm1891

The standard for 5G is not even set yet so I wouldn’t worry about that. 5G might be a reality by the time the S10 or S11 rolls round.

Anyways looking forward to the S8+ and preordering right after announcement. That’s common practice over here. Preorders open up right away.