Samsung reveals Galaxy S8

After months of anticipation and rumours, Samsung has finally unveiled two of its much anticipated flagships at a press event in NY.

Galaxy S8 is already available for pre-order across many markets and time will tell if it really becomes as successful as its maker hopes.

The S8 Galaxy versions were notoriously thinner and comes with more high resolution as compared to its predecessors and competitors, Buzzfeed observed. According to a previous report, the company aims to sell a total of 60 million combined Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ units, overshadowing the number of units accumulated by the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge run.

You'll only be able to purchase the special edition in Microsoft's United States brick-and-mortar retail stores, while preorders are now live (note that you'll have to place your preorder in a store as well).

Samsung is depending on the success of the new S8 models to regain confidence with consumers and prepare for what will likely be a release later this year of the Galaxy Note 8 to replace the troubled Note 7. We now know that both handsets will feature 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage in all markets across the globe. It's also unknown if the Microsoft Store website will also be selling the phones. The battery was not the only issues with the iPhone 6s with other also reporting about app crashes and more. While it has Android app pre-loading agreements with a number of device companies, this is the first time Microsoft will actually sell an Android phone in its over 100 United States stores. It's now unclear whether Microsoft will be offering just an unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, or offer variants for all of the U.S. carriers.

  • Arturo Norris