Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date: Here's where and when to watch it

Samsung will be announcing the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus at a special Unboxed event on 29 March.

Samsung was speculated to launch its new flagship, the Galaxy S8 (along with the S8 Plus) at the Mobile World Congress back in February. However, the company decided to host a separate 'Unpacked event' to launch the new smartphone.

So in case you have been eagerly waiting for the new flagship to launch, the wait is almost over. Samsung will announce the handset on 29 March, 2017 at 8.30 PM IST. While there isn't a confirmed live streaming link, there is a pre-registration page where you can fill in your details to get all the updates.

Of course, the easier option will simply be to drop by our site at 8:30 PM on the 29th (Tonight!), where we'll have a live-blog running with up-to-the-minute updates on the launch event. You can also follow us on Twitter for live updates.

As for the smartphone itself, we know almost everything relevant about it. Samsung will launch two versions of the device, the S8 and the S8 Plus. Both will feature a curved dual-edge display with super slim bezels on the top and bottom. While the former will have a 5.8-inch display, the S8 plus will have a larger 6.2-inch display. Seemingly, the slim bezels will keep the overall footprint small.


Samsung has worked with Qualcomm to make their new flagship chipset, Snapdragon 835, and the S8 will be the first smartphone to officially launch with the new SoC. There has also been speculation that an Exynos 9 equipped variant will also be announced.

Other features expected to arrive include an iris scanner, Samsung's home-grown AI assistant Bixby and an improved camera capable of shooting at up to a staggering 1,000 fps.

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