Reminder: the Galaxy S8 shipping date is April 18, exactly one week from now


Heads up! Those of you who pre-ordered their Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+  should start their 7-day countdowns today, for Samsung's hot new phones will start shipping as early as April 18 – exactly a week from now.

However, the early start is only for the USA, Canada, and South Korea. Pre-ordering customers there will receive and will be ready to use their new smartphones before April 21, which is the global shipping date for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. This means the rest of the world will have to wait just a little longer.

What's more, fifty thousand Galaxy S8 owners who bought their handsets before May 31 will be treated to a year-long warranty, covering both battery exchanges and 50% discounts for broken screen replacements.

If you are yet to pull the trigger on the latest Galaxy, absolutely consult our line-up of best Galaxy S8 and S8+ pre-order deals prior to your purchase. If you know where to look, you could score some nice bonuses like gift cards, installment credits, and many free gifts like Gear VR headsets, Harman Kardon headphones, and a 256GB microSD card!

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI

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48 Comments

48. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

I just received the text. Mine is prepping to ship.

39. kevv2288

Posts: 323; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Just got this text from T-Mobile. "Get ready! The Samsung Galaxy S8 releases April 21st. We’re packing your T-Mobile order #S********* so you might see applicable charges on your card. We will start shipping on April 19 prior to its release." If this is right they aren't shipping them early this year cuz I'll probably get it on launch day then. I pre-ordered the first day too.

18. alrightythen

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Yawn!!

25. tedkord

Posts: 17525; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hating is exhausting.

13. Freddyfresh

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

Where can I confirm the info regarding the warranty for the galaxy s8. I did the pre order on the 30th here in the US through best buy.

12. 23nikki1 unregistered

Meanwhile ATT pushed out an update for Note 5. I wonder if best buy honors that date. My order still has shippind date of April 21st.

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Galaxy s8/8+ preorders match expectations in germany aswell

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As soon as I get mine home (I'm having mine delivered to the store), I'm going on Samsung's site, and get that VR+remote. They need the ESN#, and I need the box for it. 7 days to go, gotta be honest...I left AT&T about an hr ago playing with it again. I discovered the the lasso feature for the S-Pen is included in the photo app, and just need your finger. I cannot wait. #techheadandlovingit

10. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Can't wait to here what you think about it once you have it and have played with it for a few days. I didn't get to try it very long so I know there is way more I messed about it.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@sissy. I'll give a no holds barred opinion...as usual.

15. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1882; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Darkk... the lasso feature is in the 7.0 update pushed to the S7 and S7 Edge.. I just used it the other day with my S7 Edge... I do like how they included the Notes edge panel options in the S8 though..

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I didn't know that, I sold my S7 Edge. Thanx for the info.

4. Supraman21

Posts: 471; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

I'm hoping TMobile ships theirs early like they usually do.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Earlier the better

23. RoryBreaker

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

If I remember correctly they went out about a week early last year

45. kevv2288

Posts: 323; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

I got this text from T-Mobile today. "Get ready! The Samsung Galaxy S8 releases April 21st. We’re packing your T-Mobile order #S********* so you might see applicable charges on your card. We will start shipping on April 19 prior to its release." If this is right they aren't shipping them early this year cuz I'll probably get it on launch day then. I pre-ordered the first day too.

2. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Slow news day we know that already. Can wait to get mines though. Still rocking the note7

1. Subie

Posts: 2467; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Hi Luis, do you guys already have a review ready?

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Reviewing a non-consumer ready version of a device is kinda pointless for consumers, IMO. Why not just wait for the consumer version to ship as from April 18 before doing a proper review? It'll be more credible that way.

9. Subie

Posts: 2467; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

(edited)In response to post 3 Unless there's big software changes the review of the hardware will be more then credible IMO. Most likely not much if anything will change if a journalist receives a unit 1 or 2 weeks before official release. Most people here just rip into PA's reviewers and rating system anyway. My initial question was out of curiosity, nothing more. I am looking forward to the review though.

21. jmill75

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

This is completely incorrect. Most if not all devices have day one patches to fix performance, battery, updated apps etc...So people are correct in stating that reviewing pre-production software is not right. Not that I would base my purchase off of any PhoneArena garbage review anyway. Here's my guess: Samsung S8 9.3

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If they don't, there are some good ones on YouTube. Sakitech, Erica Griffin, and Lou from Unbox Therapy give some well laid out ones.

11. Subie

Posts: 2467; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Thanks darkk. I'll check those out.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're very welcome.

19. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

I really like detroitborg. He has really good unboxing videos. He unboxes and reviews pretty much every Apple product, but he also does a wide variety of other products as well. He's very knowledgeable and does really good videos.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's one of he best, and I'm subscribed to him, but didn't see one from him. Maybe he hasn't gotten his unit yet.

47. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Yeah I'm sure he will get the S8 and S8 Plus in and do videos on them. I am just jealous of all the Apple products he gets, from the way he talks in his videos, he seems to buy them all on his own. They aren't sent to him. He does get sent some products tho from other OEMS. LG sent him a like 65 inch tv to unbox and review. Good publicity for them tho, he has a lot of subscribers and is one of the best like you said.

22. bigsimpd

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Bro i've had a change of heart gonna stick with my Iphone 7plus till the Note 8 or Iphone 7s or 8 or whatever they are going to call it comes out.S8 plus is just not wowing me lol i've watched plenty of reviews and I believe they did another rush job because of the Note 7. The screen ratio got me twisted,camera is great but not any wow and then I got to thinking about the updates taking so long and the lifespan of Android before it starts lagging and battery life.Let me know tho how you like it when you get it.But now i'm more interested in the Pixel xL it went head to head with it and in many cases outperformed the s8 plus.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll give you the blow by blow my dude, but in all fairness, my iPhone 7 Plus acts up too. Yesterday the message app froze, and stayed frozen till I closed it and reopened it, Safari froze too. I didn't trip, cause it happens. We know the iPhone will hold its value longer, and due to the OS being so basic, it'll be faster (especially at game launching), and it'll have less lag. I'm going into the S8 Plus realisticly, as in...I know it'll get some lag here and there, cause it does so much. I also know, it'll have the absolute killer feature suite, that I'm begging Apple to give the iPhone. I love my 7 Plus, but I love Galaxy's for totally different reasons. They are powerhouses, beautiful, and feature packed to the gills. That usually means slowdowns here and there, but the iPhone is just the opposite (in the features area), and still gets its own share of slowdowns. My iPhone doesn't run as smoothly as it did 2 months ago, and that could be attributed to iOS 10.3. I get crashes and freezes now, more than iOS 10.2 gave me. You know I'm gonna keep it 100, regardless of who I piss off. All and all, I'm planning to make the S8 Plus my starter, and let the 7 Plus be the closer lol (love me some baseball), but I know what to expect from it, and if it doesn't do those irritating things, then all the more better. I'm keeping my eye more on iOS 11, than the iPhone 8. It's getting to the point of what will the next iPhone do more so than how it will look...for me. I'm dead set on keeping my 7 Plus, just in case Apple skips on the (Big 4) features I want. 1. Split view 2. Slide over 3. Picture in picture and 4. Pencil support. This year, if I don't get those, I'll just put iOS 11 on my 7 Plus, and wait to see if the Note 8 is compelling enough to sell my S8 and get it. To me, it makes no sense, that the 7 Plus doesn't work with the Apple Pencil. They'd have sold a lot more Pencils if it did. I keep trying out the S8, and each time I walk away more impressed. It's just super tight to me, and I gotta have one, especially since I sold my S7 Edge. Clocks ticking bro. Sorry I Techie'd lol.

27. bigsimpd

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

I agree on that bro.I use Chrome on mine never used Safari.No phone is perfect it's just preference.I've played with it just couldn't get the spark I was hoping for to make me want to get it.Bad thing I gotta send the 3 cases back I got for it lol and the sd card lol.

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