There have been plenty of rumors around the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 to give us a good idea of what to expect from these flagships, and a new report is now shedding light on when the two handsets could possibly go on sale. According to ETNews, the LG G6 will become available for purchase on March 10, following by the Galaxy S8 on April 21.
If the report turns out to be correct, LG will have a solid lead over Samsung, 42 days to be exact. LG will reportedly put the phone up for pre-order on March 2nd; Samsung could start taking pre-orders on April 6th, with sales to begin on April 21st worldwide. According to a “high-ranking official for a mobile network provider,” Samsung had initially planned to launch the S8 in its home country a week before on April 14th, but has modified its plans in order to better manage supplies.
LG’s lead comes from the unlucky break Samsung had faced with the Galaxy Note 7, the discontinuation of which has caused the world’s largest smartphone maker to postpone the launch of its next flagship. However, that does mean the G6 could miss out on the Snapdragon 835 processor, as one leak had suggested. The Galaxy S8 will apparently be made official at a dedicated event on March 29th, while the LG G6 will be unveiled at the MWC next week, around two weeks ahead of its supposed market launch.
It remains to be seen if these release dates are accurate; given the track record of the source, March 10th and April 21st could very well be the dates two of the most important flagship smartphones this year reach the hands of consumers.