Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will be up for pre–order from 7th April, nine days after the handset is officially unveiled at special events in London and New York on 29th March.
Korean media claim to have received directly from Samsung. Whether the pre–order date is global remains to be seen, although it’s unlikely Samsung would prioritise its home country over major European and American markets.
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The same sources says the long–awaited device will then be available to buy in–store from 21st April, tallying with previous reports.
Samsung declined to reveal the Galaxy S8 at last month’s Mobile World Congress, instead choosing to delay the handset and hold its own event.
It’s widely believed that the delay is related to the discontinuation of last year’s Galaxy Note 7, with Samsung putting its new phones through extra testing to ensure the same problem doesn’t arise again.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are set to feature a new, rear fingerprint scanner, facial recognition technology and an all–screen front that dispenses with a physical home button altogether.