T-Mobile starts shipping the Samsung Galaxy S8 one week early

A couple of days ago, we told you that T-Mobile planned to start shipping pre-ordered Samsung Galaxy S8 units on April 19th, two days before the phone is officially launched in the U.S. But as it turns out, one of our loyal Phone Arena readers has received a notice from T-Mobile telling him that his Midnight Black Samsung Galaxy S8 has been shipped. Any one receiving a similar message should notice that the price of the phone they pre-ordered has been added to their credit card balance.

Not wanting a repeat of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ a month later than it normal would have. Instead of introducing the handsets at MWC in February, Samsung whet the appetite of consumers by releasing a video hinting at the new design for its flagship models.

At the beginning of this week, Samsung announced that U.S. smartphone buyers have been enamored of the Galaxy S8/S8+ and have been showing their love by pre-ordering the new models in large numbers. Even though the new units are more expensive than last year's flagship handsets, pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are showing strong double-digit growth compared to reservations placed for last year's Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Some time after the two new phones launch on April 21st, Samsung will no doubt pass along the number of pre-orders it received for both models, which we will pass along to you. Early indications show that the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ has been more popular than the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8.

Meanwhile, if you were lucky enough to receive notice that your Galaxy S8 is en route, you'll be happy to know that it won't be long before you're enjoying your new handset.

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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)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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39 Comments

1. Godfather

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

My credit card still hasn't been charged. I however did get a text yesterday "Get ready! The Samsung Galaxy S8 releases April 21st. We're packing your T-Mobile order #xxxxxxxx so you might see applicable charges on your card. We will start shipping on April 18th, prior to its release."

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I got a charge for one of my devices. Weight says 1.5lbs...I'm hoping both are in the same box.

26. ECPirate37

Posts: 331; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I got charged yesterday but my t-mobile account says it will be shipped the 20-21st. However the text said 18th. I'm hoping the text is right! haha

2. BullBrass

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

I received the same e-mail. Thinking it was a mistake, I called T-Mobile. Their customer service rep told me they are only prepping the shipping documents and plan on shipping the phones on the 20th. By prepping the document, it triggers the e-mail. Calm down.

38. BullBrass

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

There is movement in the tracking number now! Looks like they finally shipped it!

39. BullBrass

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Out for delivery! Woop woop!

3. RoryBreaker

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Not just yet, my label was created yesterday but still not shipped yet. Hoping for today, would love to have it for the weekend.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yep. I got my UPS notification today. Based on the weight, its only one of my devices. Not sure which one though. WooHoo! I can't wait!.

14. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

i pre order my s8 plus about a week after they opened preorders. i was thinking im late to the party. then i got a text 2 days ago from tmobile saying my s8 is being packed and a charge would occur. they charged me yesterday and i hope i get it asap. When did you pre order yours.. and what size and color? And is anyone doing the akg Bluetooth headphones and 256 gb for 99BUCKs.

6. kevv2288

Posts: 295; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Mine still shows as preordered. I got the same one a black s8. Preordered the first day in the evening hopefully mine ships soon

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

T-Mobile kicking tail. Verizon can go bleep itself. Over rated crooks.

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Got tracking number... And myups says label has been created but no movement as of yet...

10. kevv2288

Posts: 295; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

When did you pre-order?

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

March 30th.

12. kevv2288

Posts: 295; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Damn so did I and mine hasn't shipped..

13. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

No one's has shipped yet... Just labels created.

19. kevv2288

Posts: 295; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Ok well I haven't even got that yet lol

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You just can't wait for yours to arrive, can you? :D #TheNextGalaxy

9. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

It's like Christmas in April for you guys (if you celebrate that...if not, carry on then). lol. Enjoy. I can't wait to hear real world reviews from real world usage.

15. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

https://youtu.be/rhoyPn2_O0M This is one of her shorter reviews. Normally she goes real in delpth on her reviews. She has a lot of knowledge about mobile tech. Even more then a lot of know it alls that visit the comments here.

29. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Short review? 16minutes isn't short, and it isn't even review, it's just hands-on with samsung's display unit..

16. nikhil23

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

I ordered from best buy on AT&T. I wonder when they are going to ship

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mine says the 18th for AT&T.

18. nikhil23

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Did you order directly from AT&T ? or via best buy?

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Direct from AT&T. Went into the store, cause I had to payoff a line.

37. nikhil23

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

ok. I ordered from Best Buy and I don't have any info about when it's gonna be available.

21. sak19902

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 19, 2016

Screenshot taken from iPhone. Good to see an iPhone user switching to Galaxy S8.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That doesn't mean he/she switched lol. Maybe they use both platforms as I do. I'll never switch to android from iOS, nor would I make iOS my sole platform, and not use android.

23. Godfather

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Just got my UPS notification too. credit card charged! BTW nice ride @TechieXP1969 996 or 997? I got a 970 Turbo but in the market for a 991.

25. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

I'd rather get $100 off the phone and wait three more days. WTF T-MOBILE?

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