Samsung set to release Galaxy S8 for sale in April

Samsung set to release Galaxy S8 for sale in April [Image: Cesare Andrea Ferrari via iStock]

Samsung is set to officially unveil its upcoming device, the Galaxy S8, on March 29th, and it has also been revealed that the phone will be available to pre-order from April 10th.

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will also go on sale on April 21st.

South Korean news service The Investor revealed the release dates on the back of information provided by “industry sources”.

The Investor also claimed that the devices will come with bigger than ever screens, with the S8 featuring a 5.7 inch display and the S8 Plus offering 6.2 inches of screen space.

It has been rumoured that Samsung will relocate the fingerprint sensor to the back of the device, a move rarely seen in smartphones. It also appears that Samsung will not be following in the footsteps of Apple and Huawei, whose latest phones have featured dual rear cameras.

Analysts have also said that Samsung could release various versions of the device in different markets, with China expected to get a version of the S8 with 6GB of RAM, while other countries will get 4GB.

It has also been predicted that the US market will get an S8 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, while others will be sold with an Exynos model.

A number of differing reports about the expected price of the phone have surfaced, with some claiming it will cost $1,000 (£815) and others saying $850 (£693). It means that the new S8 phones will see a rise in price. Whether this puts potential buyers off remains to be seen.

The metal frame and glass front and rear panels are expected to still be present on the Galaxy S8 phones, likely featuring Gorilla Glass 5.