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Samsung Galaxy S8 release reportedly pushed back

by Brandon Russell | March 6, 2017March 6, 2017 10:15 am PDT

Soon after Samsung unveils the Galaxy S8 on March 29, the Korean company is expected to launch the device in April. Unfortunately, it’ll be available a little later than we first thought.

According to Venture Beat, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be released globally on April 29, not April 21, a date that had been previously reported as the targeted launch.

It’s unclear why the release is being pushed back, but we already know Samsung is being extra cautious with this launch, so it’s not completely unexpected.

If true, there will be a month buffer between the announcement and launch, which isn’t unusual. Typically, once devices are announced, they’re released several weeks later. The Galaxy S8 appears to be no different.

Just hurry up and get here

Although it’s disappointing to hear the release may be later than we thought, it’s actually good news. Samsung reportedly rushed the Galaxy Note 7 release last year, and we all know how that turned out. If Samsung is indeed taking more time, not only will it ensure the device doesn’t catch fire, but more units will be available to consumers.

We’ve seen the Galaxy S8 numerous times over the past few weeks, along with the specs, so the mystery has largely been spoiled. Even still, we’re excited for the announcement later this month, which Samsung is holding on March 29.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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