Samsung Galaxy S8 Ships Ahead Of Release For T-Mobile Customers

Posted: Apr 12 2017, 4:20am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Samsung Galaxy S8 Ships Ahead of Release for T-Mobile Customers
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T-Mobile ships Galaxy S8 to customers starting April 19.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be officially released on April 21. T-Mobile customers will likely have the Galaxy S8 in their hands before the official release. The carrier sent messages to customers who have pre-ordered the Galaxy S8 that T-Mobile starts shipping on April 19 prior to the Galaxy S8 release.

The first T-Mobile customers will likely receive the Galaxy S8 on April 20. Not all who have pre-ordered the Galaxy S8 have yet received that message, according to this reddit thread.

Today ends the Samsung promotion for the free Galaxy Gear VR. Only Galaxy S8 pre-ordered by April 12 receive the free Gear VR.

Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ on March 29. The 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ feature a new Infinity Display and bezel-less design form a smooth, continuous surface with no buttons or harsh angles. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are equipped with an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.

The new Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature the industry’s first 10nm processor, enabling heightened speed and efficiency. It is also gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi ready with support for up to 1Gbps so users can quickly download files, regardless of the file size.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are built on Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ offer a wide selection of biometric technologies including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition.

The Galaxy S8 smartphones come with a new AI assistant. Bixby is an intelligent interface that will help users get more out of their phone. With the new Bixby button, you will be able to conveniently access Bixby and navigate through services and apps with simple voice, touch, vision and text commands.

New high-performance earphones tuned by AKG by Harman, offering uncompromized audio for unbeatable sound quality, will come as an in-box accessory. These earphones will have a comfortable hybrid canal fit for better noise cancellation and will be made from anti-tangle metal-fabric material.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be released on April 21, and will be offered in a rich color palette including Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold.

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