Samsung has officially confirmed March 29 as the day its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be unveiled. However, it wasn’t clear when the upcoming Samsung flagships will go on sale or when the pre-orders will start.
An earlier report from Korea had claimed that the Galaxy S8 duo will go on sale on Friday, April 21. Adding to this, The Investor now reports that Samsung will be opening up pre-orders on April 10, about two weeks after the device’s official announcement.
Galaxy S8 and S8+ pre-orders to start on April 10
Just a few weeks until Samsung officially announces S8 and S8+ to restore consumer trust following the Note 7 fiasco, and rumors about the pre-order and launch dates have started pouring in.
Citing industry courses, The Investor reports that Samsung will be opening up pre-orders for its next flagship devices on April 10 with sales starting on April 21, worldwide. "Samsung plans to unveil the new phone at separate unpacked events in New York and London on March 29," the report added.
Possibly one of the most-rumored devices, users have a long list of expectations from these new phones. While the company didn’t reveal its Galaxy S8 and S8+ at Barcelona this year, its execs did try to heavily market the upcoming flagship raising curiosity and expectations.
It is still to be seen whether Samsung is able to bring back the excitement, but for now, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have the entire industry looking forward to their unveiling.
According to leaks and rumors, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will feature 5.8 and 6.2-inch “bezel-light” Infinity Displays, respectively. Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 835 (or Samsung's own Exynos 8895 chip), 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of base storage with a rumored microSD card slot for expandable storage are expected specs under the hood.
On the camera front, Samsung’s upcoming flagships will feature a 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera and an 8MP front camera. The devices will also have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and will be powered by a 3,250mAh battery (S8) and 3,750mAh (for S8+). Both the devices will be running Android Nougat, out of the box.