If the latest rumors are correct (which they mostly are nowadays!), then the Galaxy S8 will be up for pre-order from April 10. Of course the only official info that we have on its release date is that the S8 and the S8+ will be unveiled at a Samsung exclusive event, which will be held simultaneously in New York City and London on March 29. The unofficial word is that both phones will be available for purchase from April 21 and not from April 15, as was thought previously. We will find out which is the right date soon enough.
While all of this is quite exciting, we are a bit disappointed by the fact that all reports and leaks are indicating that the Galaxy S8 may feature just 4GB of RAM. Now, let it be clear that 4GB of RAM is mostly enough for even the avid multitasker and the S8 series of smartphones should be able handle anything you throw at them thanks to the SD 835/Exynos 8895 SoC that they will be packing. However, it still feels a bit odd that Samsung would opt for 4 gigs of RAM for their flagship devices when the Galaxy C9 Pro already features 6GB of RAM. We will have to wait a while to find out for sure though.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
How would you like it if you got discount coupons on pizza, each time you downloaded and installed an update for your smartphone? Samsung seems to think that it's a great idea to encourage people in updating their phones. According to Sam Mobile, Galaxy J7 users in India are getting a flat 20% off on their next order from Domino's, as long as they just update their smartphones with the latest SMR package via OTA or from a Samsung Experience Store.
It might come as a surprise to many that customers need an incentive to download a security update, but a reluctance to download new software has been seen in certain markets around the world. It could be related to the fact that many of the low-end smartphones sold in these areas do not have sufficient space on their internal storage at times to accommodate a big download. At other times, users may not have access to a fast Wi-Fi connection with sufficient bandwidth. Whatever the reason is, it will be interesting to see if this strategy by Samsung actually works! Would it work for you?
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