The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now scheduled for a global release on April 28 — and not April 21, as we previously reported — according to someone who briefed on the company’s revised target.
However, there is no particular reason given for the updated schedule, although Samsung is seemingly proceeding cautiously with this launch, following a rushed Galaxy Note 7 debut to compete with Apple that resulted to – well, a disaster.
Also, the Unpacked event in New York City where the company will officially unveil the handsets for the first time, along with a new Gear VR headset compatible with their designs, is still to be held on March 29.
Samsung plans on revealing two handsets on the 29th of this month: the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+. Other than the size difference, both devices are identical, from the newly QHD+ SuperAMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, to the Bixby digital assistant triggered by a dedicated hardware button, and perhaps, everything else aside.