Over the past few years, Samsung has put a much larger focus on smartphone design and software. Thinking back to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, both of Samsung’s 2015 flagships offered up a premium design and impressive feature set over the ill-conceived Galaxy S5.
Now we’re getting our first look at what Samsung has to offer in 2017. With a renewed focus on quality and a new take on smartphone design, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are finally here, and we’ve got all the details. Here’s everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus!
Both the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus feature curved edges on the left and right sides of the displays. These curves are much more subdued compared to the curvature found on the S7 Edge, and are also complemented by curves on the back of the handset. Samsung says both handsets provide a “natural fit in one hand”, and we’d have to agree.
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are slated for a global release on Friday, April 21. Samsung is taking pre-orders for both devices starting Thursday, March 30 in the U.S., with most carriers offering the Galaxy S8 for $750 and the Galaxy S8 Plus for $850.
As an added bonus, folks who pre-order one of these new Galaxy phones will also get a new Gear VR, controller and a game pack from Oculus at no extra charge. A limited edition premium bundle which adds a 256GB memory card and Bluetooth headphones by AKG will also be available for $99. Buyers of a new S8 or S8 Plus will also be eligible for Platinum Experience Status with Samsung Rewards.
In the UK, pre-orders open today, March 29, and will run until April 19 on– pre-orders will arrive April 20 and general availability will begin on April 28 in both the UK and Europe. The S8 in the UK will cost £689 and the Galaxy S8+ will sell for £779. The UK will only get the Midnight Black and Orchid Gray with the possibility of Arctic Silver at a later date. European pricing will set you back €699/€799.
As more pricing and availability details in Nigeria, we’ll keep you updated.
What are your thoughts? Will the S8 or S8 Plus be your next phone? Or do you think iPhones are still the bomb! Comment below!