Samsung Galaxy S8: Everything You Need to Know

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 is almost here and the excitement is building by the day. Many are patiently waiting for it to arrive, but with leaks appearing daily it’s getting difficult. With that in mind we want to share some info about the Galaxy S8 release date, rumors, and specs. Including the latest leaks, pricing and more.

Building on the success of the Galaxy S7 while avoiding a mess similar to the Galaxy Note 7 recalls and fires, the Galaxy S8 is poised to be their best phone yet. Now that the March 29th launch date is almost here, we know just about everything. For those that don’t though, read on for more details.

Read: Galaxy S8 Release Date Breakdown

It comes as no surprise that Galaxy Note 7 fans and Samsung users in general are all waiting with excitement. The Galaxy S8 launch will be hugely important for the company. With a huge new 5.8 and 6.2-inch screen and a sleek design, this phone is looking good. Here are all the details available right now, latest photos, video and more.

Galaxy S8 rumors have been swirling for months, but we’re getting new information each and every day as March 29th nears. In fact, over the weekend a slew of details and new photos surfaced. Samsung even confirmed their virtual assistant Bixby will debut to take on Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa.

Last year the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were arguably the best smartphones on the market. Taking the impressive design of the Galaxy S6 and improving it in key areas. The camera was better, battery life was vastly improved, and we received features like water-resistance and a micro-SD slot.

The addition of a bigger 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge helped, and gave customers another option to choose from. In 2017, buyers can expect even more. Ditching the physical home button and slimming down the bezels gives us a great result. The Galaxy S8 has a huge 5.8-inch Quad-HD display. Additionally, the bigger S8 Plus has a 6.2-inch screen. All while being similar in size as last year. Below is the latest photo to surface. It compares the Galaxy S8 to the iPhone 7. Showing just how dated the old Apple design really is.

Read: Galaxy S8 Feature Poised to Beat Pixel & iPhone

It looks like Samsung is giving us bigger screens, perfect for Note fans. The fingerprint scanner is located around back, but in an odd place. It will continue to offer a 3.5mm headphone jack, have a bottom speaker, and USB Type-C for charging and sync. Here’s one more new photo from the weekend showing the LG G6, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S7 Edge. A perfect reference for those considering one or the other.

New leaks confirm just how compact the new Galaxy S8 design really is

Right now everything we’ve seen has been a leak or a rumor. Except for the one teaser video from Samsung confirming the March 19th event. However, everything is well documented at this point. The only thing we still don’t know is the actual release date. Although countless reports suggest it will be around April 24-28th.

At the end of the day, we just need to wait and see. It’s coming soon enough. Are you looking forward to the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8? Will you still buy a Samsung smartphone following the Note 7 recall? Let us know in the comments. For now though, our slideshow below is absolutely everything you need to know as the March 29th release nears.

Galaxy S8 Release Date

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Galaxy S8 Release Date

Well, we have some good and some bad news. As you all should know by now, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be announced on March 29th. Samsung confirmed it themselves. When will it be released and available to buy though? That's anyone's guess. 

Multiple reports have been floating around suggesting April 21st, and most seemed to settle on April 24th a few weeks ago. However, this week famed leakster Evan Blass, know as @evleaks, said that Samsung has delayed the release yet again. 

Now, it looks like the March 29th launch event is still on track, but the global release date has been delayed. His sources suggest the Galaxy S8 will be available around the globe and from all major carriers "from April 28th" instead of the 21st. Basically an entire month after its announced. This would be the longest we've had to wait for a Samsung device in the past few years, so things could change. Either way stay tuned for more details and expect it to be available near the end of April. 

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20 Comments

  1. JoAnne Shoop

    10/26/2016 at 8:33 am

    I love the note series.I have bought everyone Samsung has made.I am looking forward to the Galaxy note 8

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    • Cory Gunther

      11/29/2016 at 10:59 am

      Agreed. I loved the Note 5 and was sad I had to return the excellent Note 7. If the new Galaxy S8 indeed has a 5.7 and 6.2-inch display in the same physical size as this year I’ll be impressed and happy.

      I’ll be getting the Galaxy S8 Plus immediately. And love it.

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  2. ahsan

    11/02/2016 at 3:14 am

    After Note 7 fiasco ….Galaxy S8 has lot to prove, to bring Samsung back to its image

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  3. Dave Humphrey

    11/02/2016 at 7:25 am

    The cell phone war is exciting. Makes for better phones for everyone.

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    • Cory Gunther

      11/29/2016 at 10:57 am

      Yup. The Samsung and Apple war will be extremely interesting in 2017. Samsung’s bigger bezel-free displays and a new fingerprint scanner. And it will be exciting to see whether or not Apple goes AMOLED, or if that’s being pushed to 2018. Either way, next year will be a big year for Samsung. I can almost guarantee it.

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  4. Trudy W

    11/02/2016 at 2:38 pm

    I will be getting a Samsung for life. A fiasco only makes you stronger.

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  5. Tundrabear

    11/29/2016 at 12:57 pm

    To me the big thing is internal memory, because that directly impacts how many apps you can download. The thought of 64Gb memory is tantalizing. Also looking forward to the better camera. I hear the S7 camera is great (I have an S5 right now).

    The thing I hate, have always hated about all the phones is the OS overlay they each develop. Not really a fan of Touch Wiz, the bloatware, and the apps I can’t uninstall. If the S8 doesn’t come out with ringing endorsements, once it is released, I’ll be looking seriously at the Pixel.

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  6. Renz Mendoza

    12/05/2016 at 10:04 am

    all the rumors above are extremely shocking and amazing! exciting too. i can’t even believe it. samsung was the BEST! i can say that man. grabe lang. nakaka excite talaga.

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  7. phs

    12/14/2016 at 7:56 am

    I’ve been waiting to update my Note 4. Looks like it is time.

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  8. stevencaymanbrac

    12/14/2016 at 3:16 pm

    I am going to turn my note 7 in when the new s8’s come out.

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  9. Luke

    12/21/2016 at 4:55 pm

    The Note 7 was my first note and I loved it. Will definitely be lining up for the Note 8.

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  10. SLC

    12/21/2016 at 9:46 pm

    I have always loved the Samsung Smartphones, the S series in particular. I am not an I-Phone fan. Almost everyone I know that has one, the screen is cracked. I try my best not to drop my phone but if I do I know that my current Samsung S-5 will not crack under pressure. As far as features, I love Samsung’s products and I was going to upgrade to the Note 7 but the recall happened before I could. I am confident that the S8 and Note 8 will be just as phenomenal as their previous products despite the Note 7 fiasco. I will be to a Note 8 or S8 and I am confident that Samsung will rise to the occasion. Happy Phoning!!!

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  11. SLC

    12/21/2016 at 9:48 pm

    That should be … I will be upgrading … oops!!!

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  12. Shay

    01/10/2017 at 2:12 pm

    I hope they put are fan in the s8 so it doesn’t get so hot!!!!

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  13. Shay

    01/10/2017 at 2:15 pm

    I hope they put a fan in the s8 so it doesn’t get so hot!!!!

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  14. NM

    01/21/2017 at 9:06 pm

    I truly hope they do the plus version with 6 or 6.2″ display. I don´t like the 5.5″ display of the otherwise fantastic galaxy S7, it is a bit small for me and for a lot of people. For some reason, phones with screens larger than 5.7″ are very rare in the US, I hope during 2017 we get more options in that area

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  15. John Mitton

    01/25/2017 at 4:24 am

    Samsung company will launched its Samsung Galaxy upcoming phones. Samsung Galaxy S8 to come in two sizes.

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  16. Rami

    03/21/2017 at 9:21 pm

    I have Note 3.. Love it. Waiting for Note 8..

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  17. Big Al

    03/23/2017 at 12:15 pm

    Competition is good. The consumer really wins in the end. We get the best product that tech and make at the time. It forces innovation for the next big thing. Look at how the iphone changed the world of communication since June 2007.

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  18. Brian

    03/23/2017 at 12:18 pm

    If the rumors are true this phones seems very nice. It looks fantastic. To answer you question of ” Will you still buy a Samsung smartphone following the Note 7 recall? ”
    YES!

    Reply

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