Sunday, April 2, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pricing and availability: what we know so far (Updated)

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After tons of rumors and speculation, Samsung has finally announced its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. With curved Quad HD+ AMOLED displays, top-of-the-line processors, upgraded cameras and a new virtual assistant on board, these will certainly be two of the hottest phones released this year.




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You’re probably curious about where to buy them. Luckily, Samsung has been slowly releasing Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pricing and availability details, which we’ve rounded up for you in this post.


The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus officially go on sale Friday, April 21 globally. Exact pricing details vary a bit depending on the region, so be sure to check out the full post below for region-specific info. Without any further delay, here’s where you can buy the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.


Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus U.S. availability



In the U.S., the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are now up for pre-order in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Arctic Silver color options.


As an added bonus, folks who pre-order one of the new Galaxy phones will also score a new Gear VR, controller and game pack from Oculus at no extra charge. A limited edition premium bundle which adds a 256 GB memory card and Bluetooth headphones by AKG will also be available for $99, as well, and buyers will also be eligible for Platinum Experience Status with Samsung Rewards.


As far as carriers and retailers are concerned, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Cricket Wireless and Straight Talk will all carry the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in-store beginning Friday, April 21. A handful of other retailers like Best Buy and Target have given availability details, too.


Carriers


Verizon


Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pre-orders on Verizon have commenced. Here’s how much the devices will cost:


  • Galaxy S8: $720 (full retail) or $30 per month for 24 months

  • Galaxy S8 Plus: $840 (full retail) or $35 per month for 24 months

Verizon also has a bunch of pre-order bundles available with S8 pre-orders, which you can find here:


  • Limited time trade-in offer:
    • Order the Galaxy S8 on device payment, sign up for Verizon Unlimited and trade-in the following phones and pay only $15/month for 24 months — Apple: iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus; Samsung: GS6, GS6 edge, GS6 edge +, GS7, GS7 edge, Note 5; Google: Pixel, Pixel XL; LG: G5, V20; HTC: 10; Motorola: Z Droid, Z Force

    • Order the Galaxy S8 on device payment, sign up for Verizon Unlimited and trade-in the following phones and pay only $20/month for 24 months — Apple: iPhone SE; Samsung: Note 4, GS5; LG: G4, V10; HTC: M9; Motorola: Turbo 2, Z Play

    • Order the Galaxy S8+ on device payment, sign up for Verizon Unlimited and trade-in the following phones and pay only $15/month for 24 months — Apple: iPhone 7 Plus; Google: Pixel XL; Motorola: Z Force; Samsung: GS7 edge

    • Order the Galaxy S8+ on device payment, sign up for Verizon Unlimited and trade-in the following phones and pay only $20/month for 24 months — Apple: iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7; Google: Pixel; Samsung: GS6, GS6 edge, GS6 edge +, GS7, Note 5; LG: G5, V20; HTC: 10; Motorola: Droid Z Droid


  • Galaxy S8 Bundles: For a limited time, choose from two Samsung Gear VR offers when you preorder the new Samsung Galaxy S7 or S8 Plus.
    • Immerse yourself with the free Controller Bundle ($180 value) that includes a Gear VR with controller and Oculus content.

    • Or take it to the next level with the Experience Box discounted to $99 ($550 value) which includes the Controller Bundle plus one pair of Harman Kardon headphones and a Samsung 256 GB micro SD card.


  • Verizon will also be carrying an assortment of cases and the new Samsung VR and Gear 360 camera (coming soon).

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 from Verizon

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 Plus from Verizon

AT&T


Pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on AT&T have begun, with in-store availability slated for April 21. Pre-order customers will also receive a free Gear VR with controller and Oculus game pack with their purchase. Pricing is listed below:


  • Galaxy S8: $750 (full retail)
    • AT&T Next: $25 per month for 30 months

    • AT&T Next Every Year: $31.25 per month for 24 months


  • Galaxy S8 Plus: $850 (full retail)
    • AT&T Next: $28.34 per month for 30 months

    • AT&T Next Every Year: $35.42 per month for 24 months


Additional AT&T promotional details can be found below:


  • Up to $750 in credits towards another Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus

  • A Samsung Gear S3 for only $49 with a 2-year service agreement

  • Get a Samsung Tab E and/or a Samsung Gear S2 for only .99 cents, when you activate a two-year agreements

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 from AT&T

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 Plus from AT&T

T-Mobile


Customers can pre-order the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus from T-Mobile now. You’ll also get a free Gear VR with controller and Oculus game pack when you pre-order either device from T-Mobile or buy a Galaxy S8 from [email protected] customers who pre-order the Galaxy S8 in-store will get a DeX adaptor for free at launch, too.


Pricing is as follows:


  • Galaxy S8: $750 (full retail) or $30 down and $30 per month for 24 months on the T-Mobile Equipment Installment Plan. JUMP! On Demand pricing starts at $0 down and $33 per month.

  • Galaxy S8 Plus: $850 (full retail) or $130 down and $30 per month for 24 months on the T-Mobile Equipment Installment Plan, with the same down payment and monthly payment amount for JUMP! On Demand customers.

MetroPCS will also carry the Galaxy S8 on April 21 for $729.


Pre-order the Galaxy S8 from T-Mobile

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 Plus from T-Mobile

Sprint


You can now pre-order the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus from Sprint in Midnight Black, Arctic Silver and Orchid Gray color options for the following prices:


  • Galaxy S8: $750 (full retail)
    • 18-month lease: $31.25 per month for 18 months

    • 24-month installments: $31.25 per month for 24 months


  • Galaxy S8 Plus: $850 (full retail)
    • 18-month lease: $35.42 per month for 18 months

    • 24-month installments: $35.42 per month for 24 months


In addition, you’ll also get a free Gear VR with controller, Oculus Bonus Content and Samsung Rewards Experience when you pre-order either device.


Sprint has also announced it’s bringing back the Galaxy Forever annual upgrade program. This means if you pre-order one of these devices, you’ll be able to upgrade to the latest Galaxy device after only 12 monthly lease payments. This means you won’t be able to keep your Galaxy S8 after a year, but you’ll be able to score a Galaxy S9 when it comes out next year.


For more details on the Galaxy Forever program, head here.


Pre-order the Galaxy S8 from Sprint

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 Plus from Sprint

Additional retailers


The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will also be available at all Best Buy stores, BestBuy.com, in the ShopSamsung app, Target and Walmart.


Best Buy


Pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are now live at Best Buy!


Best Buy says it’ll also knock $100 off the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus if you buy through the retailer. The best part is that this $100 in savings can also be combined with other deals and promotions that Samsung and carriers are offering, which means you can still get the new Gear VR headset with controller and Oculus game pack for this discounted price from Best Buy.


Pre-order now from Best Buy

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus UK availability


In the UK, pre-orders are now open and will run until April 19. Pre-orders will arrive April 20 and general availability will begin on April 28 in both the UK and Europe. The S8 in the UK will cost £689 and the Galaxy S8 Plus will sell for £779. The UK will only get the Midnight Black and Orchid Gray with the possibility of Arctic Silver at a later date.


Samsung UK


  • Galaxy S8: £689 (full retail)

  • Galaxy S8 Plus: £779 (full retail)

Pre-order now from Samsung UK

Vodafone


  • Galaxy S8: £30 down and £47 per month with Vodafone’s Data Extravaganza

  • Galaxy S8 Plus: £50 down and £50 per month with Vodafone’s Data Extravaganza

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 from Vodafone

Pre-order the S8 Plus from Vodafone

O2


  • Galaxy S8: £9.99 down and £55 per month

  • Galaxy S8 Plus: £9.99 down and £60 per month

In addition, all Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pre-orders through O2 will come with a free JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker.


Pre-order the Galaxy S8 from O2

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 Plus from O2

EE


  • Galaxy S8: Plans starting at £149.99 down and £45.99 per month

  • Galaxy S8 Plus: Plans starting at £149.99 down and £50.99 per month

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 from EE

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 Plus from EE

Three


  • Galaxy S8: £99 down and £35 per month for 24 months

  • Galaxy S8 Plus: £99 down and £40 per month for 24 months

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 from Three

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 Plus from Three


Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Canada availability


The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are officially coming to Canada on April 21 in Midnight Black and Orchid Gray color options. Most carriers have already started pre-orders for both devices. If you pre-order either device from now through April 20, you’ll also receive a new Gear VR with controller.


Here’s a quick rundown of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus availability in Canada:


Samsung Canada


  • Galaxy S8: $1,035 (full retail)

  • Galaxy S8 Plus: $1,115 (full retail)

Pre-order now from Samsung Canada

Telus


  • Galaxy S8:
    • $250 on a two-year plan starting at $90 per month

    • $490 on a two-year plan starting at $80 per month


  • Galaxy S8 Plus:
    • $320 on a two-year plan starting at $90 per month

    • $560 on a two-year plan starting at $80 per month


Pre-order the Galaxy S8 from Telus

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 Plus from Telus

Rogers


  • Galaxy S8: $1,035 (full retail)
    • $249 on a two-year Premium+ Tab plan

    • $489 on a two-year Premium Tab plan


  • Galaxy S8 Plus: $1,115 (full retail)
    • $319 on a two-year Premium+ Tab plan

    • $559 on a two-year Premium Tab plan


In addition to the free Gear VR controller, pre-order customers on Rogers will also receive six months of Netflix for free ($59.94 value).


Pre-order now from Rogers

Videotron


  • Galaxy S8: $1029.95 (full retail)
    • $279.95 with a monthly plan of $89.95 for 24 months

    • $379.95 with a monthly plan of $79.95 for 24 months


  • Galaxy S8 Plus: $1,119.95 (full retail)
    • $349.95 with a monthly plan of $89.95 for 24 months

    • $449.95 with a monthly plan of $79.95 for 24 months


Pre-order the Galaxy S8 from Videotron

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 Plus from Videotron

Bell


  • Galaxy S8: $1034.99 (full retail)
    • $289.99 with a minimum of 5 GB ($50/month) of data per account plus a minimum of $75/month per user

    • $489.99 with a minimum of 1 GB ($25/month) of data per account plus a minimum of $55/month per user


  • Galaxy S8 Plus: $1,114.99 (full retail)
    • $359.99 with a minimum of 5 GB ($50/month) of data per account plus a minimum of $75/month per user

    • $559.99 with a minimum of 1 GB ($25/month) of data per account plus a minimum of $55/month per user


Pre-order the Galaxy S8 from Bell

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 Pus from Bell

Virgin Mobile


  • Galaxy S8: $1,034.99 (full retail)
    • $489.99 on a Platinum plan with a two-year agreement

    • $489.99 on a Platinum Light plan

    • $689.99 on a Gold plan

    • $884.99 on a Silver plan


The Galaxy S8 Plus isn’t listed on Virgin Mobile’s website.


Pre-order now from Virgin Mobile

Koodo


  • Galaxy S8: $994 (full retail)
    • $490 with a Tab Large payment plan

    • $634 with a Tab Medium payment plan

    • $754 with a Tab Small payment plan


  • Galaxy S8 Plus: $1,064 (full retail)
    • $560 with a Tab Large payment plan

    • $704 with a Tab Medium payment plan

    • $824 with a Tab Small payment plan


Pre-order the Galaxy S8 from Koodo

Pre-order the Galaxy S8 Plus from Koodo

SaskTel


  • Galaxy S8:
    • $249.99 + $10 per month with Plus Pricing on a two-year term

    • $449.99 on a two-year term


  • Galaxy S8 Plus:
    • $319.99 + $10 per month with Plus Pricing on a two-year term

    • $519.99 on a two-year term


Pre-order now from SaskTel


Well, that’s it for now. Did we miss anything? If so, please speak up in the comment section! Oh, and if you’d like to learn more about the S8 and S8 Plus, be sure to check out our additional coverage below:

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