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 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
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    LG UX UI



59. Huck33

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

i had a LG G3 and G4. i loved these 2 phones LG G6 looks great but lat spec for S8 & S8+ are awesome price will also help to make my choice

48. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Oh my, I have been using Samsung since the S3 but that LG G6 is looking sweeter every time there is a post of it. Looking good.

54. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They got the finger print scanner right at least. This might be the real S8. Didn't think Samsung would do its loyal base that way. Oh well. Don't screw up the Note 8.

37. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I think LG should come out with a great deal from the beginning. Last year, Samsung released the S7 and S7 edge with BOGO offers across all carriers and retailers, along with free Gear VR, and/or memory card options. I bought the S7 edge on a buy one get one free deal and it worked out great. They have the advantage of releasing a month early, and should definitely double down on a BOGO just to get more units out there and to gather an audience.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If that's the actual S8, it's a very nice looking device, just can't get with the fingerprint scanner placement. I think they should've embedded it into the screen. Oh well, still good looking if that is it. I wonder how Apple will actually implement theirs.

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I dont know why it's such an issue. If you think about it, its actually natural finger placement for one handed use & unlock. Probably take all of 10 minutes to get used to it. Though I dont use finger lock anyways. who knows, maybe the better placement will change that.


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22. pmugghc

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

Suggest you don't use the word "launch" when describing when an item will be ready for delivery. Launch could mean just the announcement too.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's great that at leats 90% of the world, won't get to see this device until retail availability. For us techies, this is like knowing the end of a good movie, before actually seeing the movie. The top phone for 2017 will be the Galaxy S8...***GUARANTEED***

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post, but we'll have to wait and see about the top phone part.

42. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Until it explodes.

9. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Phones of the year (At least for the first half of 2017). To speak straight forward, either one of them are the real deal. The rise of true tech begins, people have started to see the difference between quality and quantity after being told lies and cheated by some cheap mediocre counterfeit producers. Quality for the win!

17. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Phone of the year? The phone isn't even released. This site has way too many biased fanboys.

20. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

It doesn't even need to be released first to judge, and very, very simple persons will see this coming unless they are some jealous haters who won't accept the fact. You meant too many biased Samsung haters and iSheep?

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

FACT - No Android phone so far has been matched to the Galaxy S. The Galaxy S has had the best display and camera since the S4/Note 2. In every single cases, those were only beaten by yet a newer Galaxy. That is fact. Samsung has set a trend with its displays and the camera whether they use their own or the SOny bought sensors. No other Android comes as feature packed. So since the Galaxy has been the top selling Android since the Galaxy S2, then we simply can expect more of the same. Even with Sammy's worse S year which was the year of the S6, still none of the other Android OEM's gained any ground. It has NOTHING to do with fanboyism, it has to do with statistical fact. Samsung has sold the most phones in history an in one year. In one year they sold 430M phones. Not even King Nokia did that. Their highest was 380M I believe. Android in 3 years accomplished what it took Windows 5 years to accomplish and that was to knock off the top dog. Android literally double growth year after year for 4 years straight. No other platform has ever done this, not even Windows. NIX based operating system have taken over. Even though Linux fans were hoping Linux would have been that, its it off-shoots that have made this a reality. NIX is the only platform that has exceed Windows by over 400M users and counting. Samsung along represents 1/3 of all Android sales....DO I need ot repeat that? Over 1Billion Android phones sold in 2016 and Samsung represented 1/3 of the pie. That is more than any other single OEM. The numbers are all in Samsung's favor. Even if they only sell 30M Galaxy S, they will still sell 80M+ phones per quarter on average. No other OEM has done this. The Galaxy S has and is setting the new standard of what a phone is. PERIOD. The Pixel wa the only latest phone to beat the Galaxy S' camera. The numbers simply say, in 2017 we can expect the Galaxy S8 to be the phone of the year until the Note 8 comes. The Note 8 will be the first full production phone to like sport a 4K display, that uses the same amount of power as Samsung present QHD display. The S8's QHD+ display is going to be way better than LG's. DisplayMate has already stated the Galaxy display has simply not been beaten since the Galaxy S4 in quality. Some simply have better color saturation as being natural. I dont care about natural. When I want to see true natural color, I don't look at my phone, I look at the real world around me. An electronic device can only mimic the real world, it will never be equal or exceed what in real nature. You need to learn what is a fact and what is a fanboy-fact.

39. kiko007

Posts: 7526; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"You need to learn what is a fact and what is a fanboy-fact." Look who's talking......

46. maherk

Posts: 7114; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Lmao Exactly!!

40. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

That's a beautiful statement, Mr. Techie, you've got my upvote for standing up against the hatred on Samsung. You seem like a good and reasonable person on this Apple-sponsored, biased site. Apple is such a corrupted organization which is spreading lies, propaganda, and influence on tech site around the world. Even my home site like cetizen is also infected this Apple virus, so trying to find a real, independent and fair discussion is pretty hard these days.

41. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Independent and fair discussion is not available in your dictionary.

43. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Leave me alone, you ugly stalker! It's more than enough that you reply me in aggressive way. Behave!

50. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Samsung fanboy trolling

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: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Stupid alert

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, are you still on that?

4. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1887; 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+...

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.

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