Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet and as rumors had stated the company has also released an official teaser to confirm the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date.
Samsung has been launching its Galaxy S series smartphones a day before Mobile World Congress event since the past few years. However, this year it used the pre-MWC 2017 press conference to announce devices like Galaxy Tab S3, 10.6-inch and 12-inch Galaxy Book. The Galaxy S8 was not unleashed at the event.
The discontinuation of Galaxy Note 7 has allegedly resulted in the pushing back of the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date. At the Galaxy Tab S3 launch event, the company also revealed a new teaser of the Galaxy to reveal its launch date. The teaser has revealed that the Galaxy S8 Unpacked event will be held on March 29. The launch event will be held at New York.
Here is the official teaser of Galaxy S8 launch event:
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling the Galaxy S8+ would be the first smartphones to feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset. Recent rumors have stated that Qualcomm has allotted the first batch of SD 835 chipsets to Samsung to power the Galaxy S8 and S8+ units. Hence, smartphones from other brands running on Snapdragon 835 are expected to hit the market only after the release of Galaxy S8.
In the past week, Korean media had revealed that the Galaxy S8 would go on sale by April 21 across the world. Previous rumors had stated that the Galaxy S8 would be launching in South Korea on April 14. However, newer information suggests that factors like size of supplies has resulted in the pushing back of the Galaxy S8 release date to April 21 in the home country.
The LG G6, one of the major rivals of the Galaxy S8 was announced earlier today. The company did not reveal any information on its pricing, but it is expected to sell with a pricing of around $649 to $699. Its pre-orders will run from March 2 to 9 and its shipping will start from March 10.