Samsung Galaxy S8 – Specs, Price and Released date in USA Europe

Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has finally been launched and … well, it’s entirely as we expected thanks to the myriad leaks that sprung up all over the internet in the preceding months.

What it will do is impress you with the large display, faster innards and all-round improvements throughout the user interface – so if you’re not going to check out our thorough and filled-with-beautiful-photos Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on (the plugs will only get more shameless) we’ve rounded up all the salient information here.

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date

Samsung has now confirmed the Galaxy S8 release date: April 21 for the US, and April 28 for the rest of the world (including the UK) – although it hasn’t given specific information on territories such as Australia.

You can pre-order the phone already and if you do so before April 19 you’ll get the Samsung Galaxy S8 delivered to your door as soon as the April 20 if you’re in the UK (but no word on a free Gear VR… boo).

Samsung Galaxy S8


Want to know the specs? We’ve got them all here:


Dimensions: 148.9 x 68 x 8mm
Screen size
: 5.8 inches
Resolution: 1440 x 2960 (QHD+)
Processor: High-speed 10nm chip
Storage: 64GB
Rear camera: 12MP
Front camera: 8MP
Battery: 3,000mAh

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– Rear fingerprint scanner
– Water- and dust-resistant (IP68)
– No physical home button
– Iris scanner
– Bixby AI assistant
– Headphone jack

Samsung Galaxy S8



Samsung Galaxy S8 price

The SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S8 price is $720 (£689, AU$1,349) – which certainly makes it one of the most expensive phones on the market.

On contract in the US, it’ll cost you anywhere from $28 to $35 a month, depending on your carrier.

In the UK you’ll be able to pick up the Galaxy S8 for around £40 per month on a two year deal – put you’ll have to part with some cash upfront too.

However, for that money you do get more storage than before, as the phone will land with 64GB of on board storage, rather than the 32GB of last year – plus there’s a microSD card slot and some decent AKG headphones in the bundle too.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

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