With the launching date and other key features for Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone already announced, the release date of the device still remains unconfirmed, except in Canada.
In a report by BGR, a senior supply chain source who is close to the matter confirmed that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will become available in Canada beginning April 28. The date given was reportedly based on one of the country's cell carrier's plans.
Looking at how the Korean tech giant handled the release of their flagship smartphones in the past, it is safe to assume that the U.S. market will also see the same release date as Canada. Moreover, the report also noted that the stocks for both the U.S. and Canada are cross-compatible, which means that in the event stocks run out in the former, the allocation for the latter can be distributed and vice-versa.
With less than two weeks before the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are officially unveiled, leaked images and information about the smartphones have been piling up online. One of the more recent leaks includes the smartphone's selling points, which came out on a registration page posted by the Samsung Philippine website earlier this week.
The page featured a separate section, asking the public what types of features do they expect from the upcoming Galaxy smartphone. The options included the following choices: "A superior camera," "A premium and stylish design," "Enhanced battery life," "Powerful gaming performance," and "Enhanced virtual reality experience."
Furthermore, the FCC certification of the two devices was also leaked, as wells as other key features like the facial recognition, which was a later addition aimed to provide additional support for the iris scanner.
The Galaxy S8 was initially speculated to be revealed during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last February, but Samsung opted to delay its unveiling. The company instead chose March 29 to be the grand launch of the smartphone, with two different events ushering the occasion in New York and London.