Although the Galaxy S8 has yet to be officially announced by Samsung, it seems that the company has already pushed back shipment of the devices by a week. Initially reported to ship by April 21, now VentureBeat is reporting that customers will not get their paws on the device before April 28.
However, the reason for the delay, according to a person briefed on the company’s revised target was not given. But it is suspected that Samsung is proceeding particularly cautiously with this launch, following the Galaxy Note7 debut last year that ended in disaster.
Samsung is expected to reveal two handsets on the 29th: the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+. Besides the size difference, both devices are reportedly identical, from the expansive QHD+ SuperAMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, to the Bixby digital assistant triggered by a dedicated hardware button.
Samsung will be holding its 'Unpacked' event on March 29, with the actual launch following a month later.