A report published by VentureBeatclaimed that the global launch date of the duo Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships would be pushed by a week. Instead of releasing on April 21 as planned previously, both smartphones will now be launching worldwide on April 28, though, in fact, most reports had claimed so far that the Galaxy S8 duo would be vailable on April 21.
Unfortunately, until now there is no info to explain why the schedule was changed. It could be possible that Samsung wants to make sure there are not any issue, which happened with the Galaxy Note 7 last year with its two flagships before the official launch. As you know, Samsung has a lot at stake this year with its Galaxy S8 and S8+.
However, the announcement will still take place on the 29th of this month at an Unpacked event in New York City. Along with the relase of two smartphones, Samsung will reportedly introduce the next Gear VR headset generation as well, which will support the two smartphones.
Samsung’s rival, LG, will definitely be quite happy. Its latest flagship, the G6, has been available for the pre-order in Korea for four days, while the launch for US market is expected later today. In its home country, LG has got around 40,000 pre-orders, though it doesn’t sound that impressive but isn’t bad either. Once Samsung releases its Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, things will be harder for the LG G6.
The Galaxy S8 is rumoured to feature a 5.8-inch dual-curved Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display, while the Galaxy S8+ will flaunt a bigger 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. In terms of specs, some variants will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset, while others are going to come equipped the Exynos 9 8895 octa-core SoC. As for software, Samsung will introduce a completely new virtual assistant inside the two smartphones, with a dedicated hardware button.