Samsung has finally unveiled the much-talked-about Galaxy S8 lineup at its event in New York. Before the "Unpacked" event could unpack, we have all the details that you have been waiting for, especially the pricing and availability of the flagships. Now that you know the specifications and features, the only thing left to know is pricing. Well, here you go!
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at EUR 799 (around $859.44), while the Galaxy S8+ will cost EUR 899 (around $967). The pricing is pretty high, and it could be more when Samsung reveals the final pricing for the US and other markets. But, it is a flagship packed with super specifications and features, so yeah, pricing was supposed to be higher than expected. Samsung has not confirmed the pricing for the US yet, and it has left it to its carrier partners to decide their pricing. More details on carrier plans in the US are shared below.
As expected, the preorders for these phone will begin on March 30. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be hitting the shelves starting on April 21 and will be available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold color variants. More information and official images of these gorgeous colors can be found here. You will get a free Oculus headset with a controller, free as your preorder deal.
In the United States, you can preorder these phones from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Cricket Wireless, US Cellular, and Straight Talk Wireless.
Besides, Samsung is also bringing a Microsoft's Continuum-like accessory called DeX with the Galaxy S8, priced at EUR 150 (around $160). Samsung's DeX would work as your second desktop when you connect your Galaxy S8 to a monitor. It would allow users to use apps on a desktop with keyboard and mouse setup. It is a dock and desktop conversion system. With DeX, you could either run Windows 10 with the help of Citrix or Samsung's TouchWiz desktop version.
How much will Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ cost via carriers?
You can get the Galaxy S8 at $25 for 30 months and Galaxy S8+ at $28.34 for 30 months. If you're a business owner, then you can get these devices on Enterprise Instalment Plans (EIP) over 36 or 24 months tenure. Also, if you opt for AT&T's Next Every YearSM the Galaxy S8 can be yours at $31.25 for 24 months plan and Galaxy S8+ at $35.42 for 24 months with all the services. Get to know more about the plans from AT&T's official page for Galaxy S8,
On T-Mobile, you can own the Galaxy S8 by paying $30 as down payment and $30/month for 24 months ($750) via T-Mobile's Equipment Instalment Plan. For the Galaxy S8+, you will have to shed $130 as down payment and $30/month for 24 months ($850) on EIP plan.
T-Mobile's JUMP! On Demand customers can opt for the $33/month plan without paying any down payment. Click here to know more from T-Mobile's dedicated page for the Galaxy S8.
The preorder will begin from 12 AM ET on March 30, and Verizon will be selling both Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ through its online and offline stores. You can get the Galaxy S8 at $30 for 24 months ($720) and Galaxy S8+ at $35 for 24 months ($840). You can know more from Verizon's official page.