A report of ET News today suggests that Samsung and LG have confirmed the launch dates for their upcoming flagship smartphone. The report states that the Galaxy S8, which is rumored to be launched in New York on March 29 will be debuting globally on April 21, while the LG G6 will become available on March 10 instead of the release at Mobile World Congress later this week.
According to an earlier report, it said that the LG G6 would be launched on March 9 in South Korea, with a plan for the debut in U.S for April 7. With ignoring MWC this year and launching the Galaxy S8 at later date of Samsung, LG has a 42-day head start to regain important markets from its fiercest rival.
ET News also claimed that Samsung originally intended to launch the Galaxy S8 on April 14 in its home market after a week of pre-orders, but they ultimately had to move the date to April 21 to ensure the launch of Galaxy S8’s adequate stock is available. And the Galaxy S8 will be ready for pre-order in Korea from April 13.
Both flagships have been leaked extensively in recent weeks, giving us a detailed look about two biggest South Korean smartphone manufacturers this year. The LG G6 will come with a 5.7-inch QHD+ 18:19 display, a 13MP dual camera set up, water resistance, 32-bit Quad DAC, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset.
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While the Galaxy S8 will be offered in two variants: a standard 5.8-inch model and an plus version with a 6.2-inch display. The phones features with thin bezels up front, and Samsung got rid of the Home button to make more space for the “infinity” display. The phones will be equipped on-screen navigation buttons, a 12MP main dual pixel camera at the back, IP68 dust and water resistance, and will be the first device to come equipped the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.