Galaxy S8, S8 Plus Launch Date & Prices In Canada Revealed

The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus will launch in Canada on April 21, local media has confirmed. The unlocked variant of the Galaxy S8 will start at $1,035 CAD ($773), while the unlocked model of the Galaxy S8 Plus will sport a $1,115 CAD ($833) price tag. Samsung just officially announced its latest pair of Android flagships at "Unpacked" event in New York City, revealing that the smartphones will be available in Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Orchid Grey, Maple Gold, and Coral Blue. There's still no word on which exact colors will be available in Canada, but more information on the matter is bound to follow soon.

All major phone retailers and wireless carriers in the country are expected to retail the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Seeing how there's still three weeks until Samsung's new flagship duo launches in Canada, most retailers and mobile service providers will likely offer pre-orders for both devices, possibly with some added bonuses. Regarding the handsets themselves, the Canadian versions of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip, in addition to 4GB of RAM. The smaller variant of the phone boasts a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display, while its larger counterpart ships with a 6.2-inch one. Both devices feature impressive screen-to-body ratio and lack a physical Home button, but ship with on-screen buttons and Bixby, Samsung's newly developed artificial intelligence (AI) assistant that's deeply integrated into default apps featured on both handsets.

Finally, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus sport a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front one, both of which boast an aperture of f/1.7. The devices will be available alongside a number of unique accessories, including the so-called Samsung Desktop Experience (DeX) that allows users to dock their phones, connect them to an external screen, and use them like regular personal computers. Both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to become huge commercial hits and will likely end up being some of the best-selling smartphones this year. More details regarding their pricing and availability in territories other than Canada will follow in the coming hours.

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