After many leaks and much anticipation, Samsung has finally taken the wraps off of its new flagship, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The phone in itself seems like a major upgrade over its predecessor. New additions include the Infinity Display which basically eliminates the bezels on each side and integrates Edge technology. The phone also skips over the physical home button on the front – a major change for Samsung. The fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back but the home button has been integrated into the display with haptic feedback. Read further to find out launch details, availability and price.
The Galaxy S8 comes in two major variations. The main difference between the two is the screen size and battery capacity. The standard Galaxy S8 comes in 5.8 inch display where as the Galaxy S8 Plus boasts a 6.2 inch display. The battery on the Galaxy S8 Plus is 500mAh greater than the standard version. The phone will be shipping on April 21st.
Samsung Galaxy S8: Release Date
Pre-Orders are starting tomorrow, March 30th 2017. If you pre-order, you will get a free Oculus Headset with a controller along with a set of games. In the US, the phone will start shipping on April 21st 2017.
Samsung Galaxy S8: Availability
When shipments start on April 21st for pre-orders, you would be able to purchase the phone from Samsung official stores as well as partner carriers. You would be given the choice of buying the phone fully unlocked or on a contract in the US.
For UK, you can buy the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on April 28th.
Samsung Galaxy S8: Price Details
Samsung hasn’t disclosed any official price during the event which then leaves this job to the carriers. Right now, you can purchase the Galaxy S8 starting from 720$ and Galaxy S8 Plus starting from 840$. Below are the carriers which would be sporting the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
- Best Buy