Korean news source unveils roadmap of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships. The new report dismisses previous claims about one week delay on Galaxy S8 launch date and confirms April 21st as the official global release date for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The previous report claiming that Samsung will be releasing its flagship by one week later as originally planned was not based much on facts but on suppositions that additional testings might be applied to the handset before it reaches customers. That was more logically based as Samsung might be worried about going through a similar failure that experienced with the Note 7.
But that doesn’t seem to be the case. For the first time, Samsung will be introducing the Galaxy S8 during a special event that will be held in New York on March 29. The same Korean source talks about another Samsung event that will take place in London during the same date where the Galaxy S8 will be introduced to the European market.
But there is another exciting news shared today. Samsung will be outing its flagship for pre-orders as early as April 7th. Reservations of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will stay open from April 7th to April 17th, around ten days, and by April 21st Samsung will begin shipping devices.
Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to launch with 5.8-inch as the standard version and 6.2-inch edition that will be known as Samsung Galaxy S8+. Both versions of Samsung Galaxy S8 will be featuring the curved edge design and will be having a QHD resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels (the unusual 18.5:9 aspect ratio allows more pixels to be added to the screen).
Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (the fastest mobile processor by far), feature a Samsung-made virtual assistant that is called Bixby, will allow users to explore Android via their desktop computer through a feature named Samsung DeX, dismisses the physical home button at the front for a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and an all-touchscreen design, and will support facial recognition. The possibility of Galaxy S8 supporting S-Pen is not dismissed yet.