If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on the next-generation of massive Korean smartphones, your wait is about to come to an abrupt halt this spring. That’s because they both just announced release dates for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6, respectively.
LG says they will launch the G6 in Barcelona on February 26 and begin selling on March 10. Pre-sale reservations will start March 2.
If Samsung is more your thing, the Galaxy S8 will be introduced in New York on March 29 with sales starting April 21. They haven’t announced pre-sale reservation dates just yet (probably because that depend on your local carrier).
As for what these phones offer, we’ve got you covered.
The LG G6 promises a FullVision 5.7-inch display with QHD+ resolution and aluminum body. Dual 13-megapixel cameras will take care both your selfies and regular shots and video. It’s also water and dust resistant. It features a longer 18:9 aspect ratio (as compared to the standard 16:9). Expect it to cost around the same as the G5 did when it came out, around $650.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 also sports a 5.7-inch screen. You can move up to an even more-massive 6.2-inch screen with the S8+. It is reported to have a 12-megapixel camera, an iris scanner (possible just for the S8+), and water and dust resistance.
Expect a buttonless design in an interesting design departure, and probably a sign of things to come for all smartphones.