T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) has a record of having its new flagship delivered way before their launch date. This was the case with LG G6 and Galaxy S7, with the former hitting doorsteps two weeks before its launch date while the latter was delivered more than a week to its launch. However, things could be different with Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus units.
The third largest wireless carrier in the country says that it will start shipping pre-ordered units on April 19. The communication to customers who have placed advanced orders for any of the two flagships was done through text messages. Nonetheless, those who opted for overnight shipping could be lucky in having their devices just a day to the actual launch.
The official release of the Smartphones is on April 21
Given that the shipping begins on April 19, it is clear that a majority of the pre-ordered units will get to the owner on the actual launch date; April 21. Earlier speculations indicated that pre-orders for Samsung’s flagship duo could arrive earlier but the Bellevue-based company has remained tight-lipped on this. Perhaps it is protecting its loyalists from last minute disappointment.
Here is a sample of the text message that the carrier sent to its customers, which read ‘’Get ready! The Samsung Galaxy S8 releases April 21st. We are packing your T-Mobile Order…….see applicable charges on your card. We will start shipping on April 19.”
Both handsets are expected to be huge commercial hits
Apparently, even with the text messages by the carrier about its intended shipment, some early adopters will still have to wait for the next arrival. This could be as a result of many factors and speculations including limitation of device quantities for T-Mobile. It could also be as a result of having people placing orders at the same time.
Nonetheless, the two models are incredible and they are likely to help Samsung get back on its toes after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco last fall.