Samsung Galaxy S8 will be launched on April 21, LG G6 to go on sale on March 10


Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 will be officially announced almost a month apart from each other on March 29 and February 26, respectively.

According to Korean media, the Galaxy S8 will be launched worldwide on April 21. Even though Samsung initially planned to introduce the flagship one week earlier in South Korea, sources claim the company has decided otherwise.

A high-profile official for a carrier said that the release of the Galaxy S8 in South Korea has changed from April 14 to April 21 due to reasons such as the size of supplies and others.

Although Galaxy S8's market release has already been set for April 21, Samsung has yet to decide on the pre-sale schedule. Three Korean carriers have been in talks with Samsung concerning the pre-order period of the Galaxy S8, but the handset maker wants to wait and observe the market's feedback towards the LG G6.



Speaking of which, LG G6 will go official on February 26, but the smartphone won't be available for purchase until March 10. However, customers will be able to pre-order the flagship between March 2 and March 9.

Since LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 will be released almost a month apart, “dynamics of markets will heighten due to competitions” between these two companies, a representative for a mobile network provider was quoted saying.

source: ETnews

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
G6
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)

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52 Comments

1. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

After the recent leaks of the S8 specs Samsung better have something great to show.

5. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm extremely curious to see what the general public's reaction will be compared to tech enthusiasts. I am 99% sure the average person neither really understands what a devices specs actually mean, nor do they buy their phones based on them. On top of that, I'm also fairly sure that most people don't really care about whether or not a device is really pushing the envelope. Apple's success is proof of that. Apple is also a great example of the power of mind share. I'm not saying that to claim the S8 will be some roaring success or to defend Samsung, it's just that I've yet to really see any evidence that tech enthusiasts are really representative of the average consumer. Much in the same way that car enthusiasts usually have very different criteria for what they consider a great vehicle compared to the average person.

15. thxultra

Posts: 446; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

On the Apple point specs don't always tell the whole story. Apple phones are often times the fastest even though they have less memory or slower processors. Not peddling Apple but saying having a different OS or launcher will have a major effect on performance also. I agree the general customer doesn't care about how much ram the phone has or even which version of Android it is running. People seem to look at how big and clear the screen is and how good the camera is. I also don't think people like much change so people that buy Apple like Apple because they are used to it. The same with Samsung they like touch wiz. Will be interesting to see what Samsungs killer feature is with the S8.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes its easy to say a device with limited capabilities and functions is faster than a device filled with features and capabilities. Its like saying an everyday car is faster than a Semi-Trailer truck. The comparison has always been dumb. But the reality is simply. The reason why Apple fans brag about the most fruitless things, is because they don't have anything to brag about at all. I mean, whats so great about 3D Touch? Nothing. What is so great about Apple's displays? Nothing. What is so great about iOS? Nothing. This versus Android, where we have soemthign to talk about. We have options with dual, quads and octa-core CPU's. we have different optiosn for GPU's, the displays are different with each OEM, each OEM brings a different flavor to Android. We actually have stuff we can compare an talk about. Our devices come with features we can brag about, no matter how gimmicky and useless the iTards find them to be. Because we have already seen they all od an about-face when Apple finally gets it 3 years later. Then the fools claim, well its better when we get it. Well tech tends to get better over time. Any OEM who releases a 1.0 product, the very first isn't as good as 3.0. But they all start somewhere. But ignorant Apple fans omit this, because they have nothing to brag or really be happy about. The iPhone is the most expensive boring phone on the planet, because APple simply has made it be nothign but an app launcher. At least on Android, we can do more than just open apps. We can play with customization of the UI, we can experiment with the file system and more. We can exactly make out device unique, while Apple makes everyone be boringly the same. All they care about is sales and Apple profits. When none of them get a single penny of that money, Apple hasn't used the money to bring anything great to their products, and they continue to bash others who in reality have better stuff. They do this because they know they are being burned, because they know they don't have the best products and they don;t they are behind and have been since 2010. While Steve Jobs lied and claim the iPhoen was 5 years ahead of everyone else, three years later better iPhones were available and APple was sadly left behind again. Money means nothing if you dont spend it. Bill Gates is the richest man in the world. But he is also known because he actually uses the money to bring real benefits to people. Apple does not and in reality never have. Steve Wozniak was the man who actually cared about what users ended up with. Sure Steve care about design. But his whole motivation was hate of IBM and Microsoft because they simply chose not to follow the artistic approach, but chose a direct route and they were the better options. Samsung is happy that not all of its customers are a bunch of enslave zombies. They actually try to bring real things to their products to make them attractive an more worth what they cost. Apple does not.

16. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Sup Terry! Hope all is well my dude. I believe both the general public and tech enthusiasts will gravitate towards the S8. Not because of the specs, but because of the way it looks. People are extremely shallow. That's why LG was smart for using the capable, yet slightly inferior and cheaper SD 821 chip. The general public will not care. Design right now is the most important "spec" of any mobile device. People want something to show off. Please note I'm not knocking the LG G6 design. It is great, and quite frankly I think it looks better. But it's hard to beat a nearly bezeless, curved screen behemoth.

19. TerryTerius unregistered

Thanks man, I hope everything is going your way as well. I appreciate that! Yeah, we are designed to be. We've evolved to rely very heavily upon our vision and therefore appearances. Makes sense when you think about it, if you have to assess a potential threat in nature you have milliseconds to take in information to make a decision. Similar deal when it comes to physical attraction, and it's part of the reason people make snap judgments based on what someone is wearing. There is a reason that fashion is a multibillion dollar industry, and why companies spend so much on design... whether that's cars, cereal boxes, furniture, or phones. Aesthetics have always been and will always be important. I largely agree with you.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great post as usual.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because the fact is, tech fans are the minority. Example, it was estimated that roughly only 1M iPhone users, actually jailbreak. But Apple was and is still hellbent on preventing jailbreaking. Because those 1M users, represent millions in lose revenue. I am betting if you combine all the tech sites in the world, there are likely less than 10M people who really dive into tech. So site like PA, certainly don't ruin or play any role in the vast majority of buyers decisions. The "Galaxy" brand is the #1 one selling brand. It represents 300M selling devices. It is proof, unlike what Apple fans use to say, that no other OEM can use a single named product and make lots of money. Yet both hardware and software OEM's were doing it for years. Enthusiasts in general are a bit smarter than the general public, because we actually understand what the specs mean, and how they may or may not improve an experience. General people just know a brand name and they simply buy what their friends they hangout with have. You know if a female has 5 best friends and they all have an iPhone, you know she is goign to buy one too. That is what makes people with Android users so great. Because we don't care what you use in our group. Bring your iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone and we will all just use our device openly an enjoy. We even look on each others devices and see how things are different. We talk and make jokes about what we see and move on. Apple users rather be snubbed nosed and give dirty looks if you pull out something that doesn't have an Apple logo. That's how ignorant they are. Their culture is this yuppie elitist fanclub of morons who are simply and totally "superficial", arrogant and most of them can't even tell you what so special about the products they buy.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Isn't this about the S8 and G6? We can always expect you to make it about Apple.

31. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Techie commented on Apple because Terry mentioned it, Darkkjedii. But - @TechieXP - lol do you think before you speak? You are calling Apple fans ignorant, while making an absolute comment about a user base you judge from using anecdotal evidence from your personal experiences? I hope you realize your last two paragraphs confirm that you are a biased Android fan and are just as ignorant as the Apple fans you're making fun of. - Sent from my Xiaomi Mi Note 2

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I didn't make anything about Apple. I simply mentioned them. SO WHAT! What I said doesn't apply to any Android users. The only contrast to Android is them. They are the total opposite of what the rest of us are. Android users are actually smart, because we all know that intelligence has ZERO to do with IQ or the fact you may be very smart at doing something.

38. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Dude, just stop talking. It's that simple...... "They are the total opposite of what the rest of us are. Android users are actually smart, because we all know that intelligence has ZERO to do with IQ or the fact you may be very smart at doing something." Yeah no:http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/22/technology/mobile/iphone-smart-study/ And because I know reading is a weak point of yours, I'll quote a portion of the article in question: "By David Goldman January 22, 2015 12:36PM EST Are you an iPhone user? Congratulations! You're probably smarter than the Android owner sitting next to you. A new study conducted by online advertising network Chitika found that states with more college graduates tend to also have higher iPhone sales. Alaska (66%), Montana and Vermont have the largest percentage of iPhone users. New Mexico (41%), Iowa and Delaware have the lowest share of iPhone sales per capita. Notably, Chitika found that increased wealth is also linked to greater iPhone sales -- but since college degrees also correlate with higher incomes, Chitika says those results are redundant. Other studies have found similar results. Rich, white males tend to buy more iPhones, particularly in the first weeks that they go on sale." Looking forward to your no doubt candid opinion with said information... :/

44. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I work in the Tech industry and have traveled to many different states and worked in many different demographic areas. I've met both techs that like android's and iphones. Each platform met the needs of that individual... Now I've seen more andriod users than apple users and the overall argument was android was more open and easier to "hack" so to speak. Less hoops to jump through... Also there were more options of hardware to choose from and not just locked to one silhouette. Android users tend to be more open minded when it comes to change than apple users due to the fact that apple is more of a closed eco system than android... Now to the topic at hand... The S8 will again generate more sales than the G6 even though it's coming out after the G6... Samsung has built a following kinda like how apple has with different software ideas that flat out work(Samsung Pay) some people cannot live with out that now, whereas lg has not found it's niche in that department yet... LG needs to have a "can't live without" feature in order to catch up.... Sadly their "friends" idea was DOA from the beginning...

47. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I understand that people have different needs based on several factors, but my point was simply a means to refute his "intelligence" narrative as a reason to choose Android. In fact, what he's describing isn't about intellect at all. His premise seems to be that because Android users are more "tech savvy" they are smarter, which is false. As for the S8, it was pretty much a given that it was going to sell better than the G6, even if the G6 comes out months in advance of the S8's release. What I'm looking forward to is seeing just how LG copes with the realization that they simply cannot compete at Samsung's or Apple's level anymore. At least not in the $600 price range, given that the majority of LG's sales are in the low end market. Could be interesting to see if they change strategies later this year.

52. mrochester

Posts: 978; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Pretty sure iPhone users tend to be more tech savvy than Android users.

53. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

LOL... No they're not. I have several in my family, and not a one of them even knows why they need to update to the latest OS. They couldn't care less. Apple makes great phones... The end

55. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

How so? I enjoy both platforms by the way... I'm just curious as to why you think that??

56. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

We'll just have to sit back and see how consumers react to the G6... LG is going to have to market the hell out of this thing...

51. mrochester

Posts: 978; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

If you are buying a phone based on the specs, you are buying it wrong. You are a puppet to the manufacturers if that's how you buy a smartphone.

58. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah, buying an iPhone for specs wouldn't have made any since until the 6s and 7 duos lol.

2. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

LG has the advantage, but how long it would last until the S8 comes out?

3. TerryTerius unregistered

If I'm being honest, I don't think LG launching their flagship before Samsung is going to make a significant difference either way.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

It will. It will give them a sales bump from the lack of new Galaxy competition that they would not have had otherwise. Not everyone can wait another month or 2 for an upgrade. Their phone breaks and they want the best available at that moment.

8. TerryTerius unregistered

Theoretically, sure. What I'm saying is I really doubt that there are going to be enough people who absolutely need a new phone over the course of that month for it to really make that much of a difference. LG wasn't able to capitalize on Samsung's issues with the note 7. There is no real reason to think that they are going to be able to capitalize on Samsung's highest selling flagship being a little late. Maybe it'll get them a few extra customers. But I am highly skeptical that is going to be enough to really do any damage to sales of the S8. If anything would do that to Samsung, it would be holdover negative press and customer impressions from what happened with the note 7.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

That's because the Note 7 occupies a very specific niche that no other phone on the market can do. And yea, that was a huge missed opportunity by every phablet maker. I was gonna upgrade my Note 4 to a 7. Guess what. Still have my 4 because I don't want to give up features if I don't have to. I almost got a Pixel, but it wasn't quite strong enough to demand my $$. Might get an S8+, but otherwise I'm holding off for a Note 8.

12. hazard1

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Maybe fewer than you think if the G6 is released world-wide in early April (as previous rumors had suggested). For their sake, I hope the March 10th release date is global, and not South Korea only.

4. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Getting both... That will give me enough time to see if the G6 will be a worthy backup to my S8+...

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Bomb alert

10. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

An isheep doesn't develop.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Stupid alert

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