Just two weeks after LG G6 started its international rollout, Samsung’s highly-anticipated flagship smartphones for 2017 also join the party and are finally available worldwide. The ultra-sleek Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have just ported to several major US carriers. In addition, those who don’t like the idea of binding themselves with carrier’s contract may pre-order SIM-lock free models without long term commitments at Best Buy and B&H.
Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus hit US carriers. However, those of you who prefer unlocked phone without SIM lock will need to wait a bit longer as pre-orders have just kicked off.
Admired for a bezel-less design, sharp ‘Infinity Display’ and a bunch of killing features, the Galaxy S8 series has just spread within international markets. In Samsung’s home market the interest in both devices was so huge that it exceeded even the most optimistic Samsung expectations. What’s more Samsung claims that the Galaxy S8 sales have already proved to be the best hit in the company’s history.
In the United States, T-Mobile has already started to ship a few units to some lucky early adopters. At US Cellular the Galaxy S8 can be yours for free after bill credits, whereas AT&T and Sprint tempt us with some potentially interesting BOGO deals. However, only the carrier variants are available at the moment. This means that those of us who don’t want to sign up carrier’s contract or pay the device off within an installment plan will have to wait a bit longer to put our hands of this beautifully-crafted power beast. However, the good news here is that you can already pre-order the Galaxy S8 and its Plus sibling at Best Buy and B&H.
At B&H the unlocked sim-lock free Galaxy S8 is within your reach for $830, whereas the Galaxy S8 Plus variant is priced at $930. When it comes to availability the retailer haven’t shared any exact date so far, however they claim that the pre-ordered devices are scheduled to start shipping sometime next month. As for Best Buy, the retailer is offering lower pricing on both handsets. The Galaxy S8 will be sold for $724.99, while its bigger sibling can soon be yours for $824.99. Although Best Buy haven’t opened pre-orders yet, they will start to accept them any moment now.
Samsung has also a nice surprise for all those of us who hate irritating logos on products. According to the manufacturer’s latest announcement no AT&T or Verizon branding will mar the premium design of the Galaxy S8.