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We now know release dates for the Galaxy S8 and LG G6

Updated Feb 23rd, 2017 8:54AM EST
Galaxy S8 Release Date

The LG G6 and Galaxy S8 are coming soon, in this order. LG will take the wraps off the G6 on Sunday during a press event at MWC 2017 in Spain, while Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 phones in late March in New York. However, neither phone is a secret. In fact, we probably know everything there is to know about both of them, and we have a pretty good idea of what they’ll look like. A new report from South Korea, the home country of these two major rivals, claims to have actual release dates for both handsets. As expected, the LG G6 should launch well before the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ hit stores.

According to ETNews, LG will start selling the G6 on march 10th, following a week of presales — preorder date is March 2nd, apparently.

Samsung, expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 on March 29th, will start selling the phone in Korea on April 21st. A preorder date for the next Galaxy S flagship isn’t available at this time, but April 13th is one likely possibility.

The report does note that Samsung wanted to launch the Galaxy S8 globally on April 21st, and in Korea on April 14th. Preorders were initially planned for the week of April 6th. But Samsung changed its mind to make sure there’s enough Galaxy S8 stock to go around. The news was apparently confirmed by a high-ranking official at a mobile network provider, but Samsung is yet to reveal any launch details for the phone.

One factor that could further influence Samsung’s decision regarding Galaxy S8 preorders is the G6. Depending on the initial response to LG’s upcoming flagship, Samsung may decide to push forward preorders for the phone.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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