Watch Samsung Galaxy S8 Unpacked 2017 Live Now!
The launch of Samsung’s new Galaxy S-series flagship is just three days away. If you have been following through, you would agree to the journey this has been. Samsung usually announced the S-series smartphones at the Mobile World Congress but this year they delayed the launch as they wanted to take the extra time for testing and the yield for the 10nm chipset used was low.
Now Samsung is all set to launch Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on March 29 with dedicated Unpacked events taking place simultaneously in London (4pm BST) and New York (11am ETD). As most of us cannot access both of the events, how do we go about watching the ‘magic’ happen? Worry not, we have you covered as there are couple of very convenient ways to watching the Unpacked Event live.
Webpage/ YouTube livestream
The Korean giant knows that fans globally want to see the new flagship official announcement. So, for that company has planned to livestream the event on their Galaxy webpage. You will have to see in which timezone you fall in, so that you don’t miss out on the event. At the moment the webpage shows the teaser ad ‘This is a phone’, which is one of the promo’s that Samsung launched at the MWC, to confirm the dates of the announcement.
On the day of the event, as soon as the events kicks off, expect to see the live stream there. Along with that users will also be able to watch the livestream on Samsung’s YouTube channel. There is a probability that Samsung may livestream the event through their Facebook page too. We will keep you updated if that is an option.
Unpacked 2017 App
To make things even more fun, Samsung has launched an Unpacked 2017 app just for this purpose. The app is accessible to both Android and iOS users. If you go ahead an install the app, right now you can just see the countdown to the event.
There is more, as you swipe up you can see Event Info, Event Videos, Registration and Livestram. The Event Info sections, as the name suggests will give users the information on when and where the events are going to take place. The Event Videos will lead to the different teasers that Samsung has launched to date regrading Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ so that users get to know what they will be getting.
The Registration sections is for users who will be attending the events in London or New York. They can get the QR code which is required to enter the venue, they will just need to enter their email ID and invitation code to get that. The Livestream section will live stream the event on the day of the official announcement. This seems like a nifty option, go ahead and download the app.
Pre-order Dates for Different Regions
Now after the official announcement, the next question on users mind is when will they be able to get their hands on the device. Pre-orders in Europe will start on March 29. A report last week claimed that pre-orders in Netherlands will start on March 29. In Samsung’s home country, pre-orders will start on April 7 and will continue till April 17. During that time Samsung will be offering different deals for users to attract users to get the device.
In the USA, Target will start pre-orders for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on April 2. Users pre-ordering the device through Target will get a free Gear VR along with the Controller worth $150 and to sweeten the deal the company will throw in a $100 Target Gift Card.
Launch and Shipping Dates
At the moment the expected launch date for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is April 28. It is expected that the devices will launch in South Korea on April 21. Canada has confirmed the launch date to be April 28, so rest of the regions are also going to follow suit.
A report out suggests that user who pre-order will get their hands on the device on April 18th, that means 10 days earlier than the rest of the users get to see the new flagship. Samsung at the moment is following an aggressive marketing plan in which they have already launched different TV advertisements in South Korea. They plan to set up different popup booths in the country so users can get a hands on experience with the device and be persuaded to buy it. This will happen not only in South Korea but London and New York too starting March 30.
Galaxy S8 will cost € 799 and Galaxy S8+ will be priced at € 899, the prices may vary a little bit in different regions given the local taxes. Not only will you get the new flagship but will also have the option of getting a slew of different accessories with it. So, what do you have your eye on?