T-Mobile appears to have a thing about not sticking to the release dates announced by manufacturers for their new smartphones. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen the carrier start shipping new Galaxy flagship smartphones from Samsung ahead of the official release date. The company appears to be doing that once again this year a full week before the Galaxy S8 release date that was confirmed by Samsung late last month.
Samsung confirmed late last month that it’s going to release the Galaxy S8 in South Korea and the United States on April 21st. T-Mobile started taking pre-orders for the new flagship soon after that and reiterated that the Galaxy S8 would be out on the aforementioned date.
It was reported earlier this week that T-Mobile might start shipping Galaxy S8 units ahead of schedule just like it did last year with the Galaxy S7. It’s customers end up getting their hands on the new devices a couple of days before everyone else and I’m sure most of them don’t mind that one bit.
Some customers who pre-ordered the Galaxy S8 from T-Mobile are now receiving notifications that their orders have been shipped. They’ve been assigned tracking numbers as well so they can keep an eye on the package and know precisely when it’s going to land on their doorstep.