How to get the Samsung Galaxy S8 before its official release date

Aatif Sulleyman

Samsung has announced that the highly impressive new Galaxy S8 will be released on 28 April in the UK.

The 5.8-inch handset will set customers back £689, with the larger 6.2-inch S8+ costing £779.

Though both smartphones come in black, grey and silver colour schemes, UK customers will only be able to purchase the black and grey models.

Samsung has, however, revealed that there is a way for people to get their hands on the S8 and S8+ a little early.

Customers who pre-order either handset between now and 19 April will start receiving them from 20 April - more than a week before the official release date.

That said, it’s highly unlikely that all pre-order customers will get the S8 on 20 April, due to demand.

Our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 are extremely positive, with the handset making its rivals look dated.

It offers a great blend of beauty and practicality, and new features Bixby and DeX look both slick and useful.