Samsung has just announced that their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones will start rolling out in four markets today. The two flagship handsets will become available in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Korea, while more markets will join in the coming weeks, says Samsung. That is more or less all the info that Samsung shared in their official press release, as announced a while back, April 21 is the official release date for the two devices in some markets, and a more detailed availability for the two phones will be announced later today, probably.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were introduced at the end of last month, and the initial impressions for the two devices have been more than positive, though there are some complaints as well. Consumers are questioning Samsung’s decision to put the fingerprint scanner next to the camera sensor, and also the Bixby button on the left is a sore point for some people, as the company is not letting you remap that button to act as a camera shortcut or something of the sort. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus handsets have been available for a pre-order for quite some time now, and it’s time for the phones to become available for purchase. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have been pre-ordered over one million times in South Korea, Samsung’s homeland, and it remains to be seen how many units will Samsung be able to sell this year, though if initial demand is anything to go by, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will outsell their predecessors.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus share the same design, and also the vast majority of specs. The Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a larger display and a larger battery pack, but other than that, it’s identical to its sibling. These two phones are fueled by the Snapdragon 835 SoC in the US, while most other markets are getting the Exynos 8895-powered units. The two devices pack in 4GB of RAM (though a 6GB RAM Galaxy S8 Plus is available in Korea), 64GB of internal storage, and Android Nougat comes pre-installed on them, with the company’s custom UI. If you’d like to read more about the Galaxy S8, click here.