The day has come: after a pre-order period that ended yesterday, Samsung’s new flagship phones — the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ — are now available for purchase in four markets: the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and South Korea.
Samsung said the device would be rolling out to additional markets “in the weeks ahead.”
Well, that was fast. One day after Samsung’s big Galaxy S8 reveal, the phone is now available for pre-order at Samsung’s website and all major U.S. carriers.
We already knew the pricing for both the S8 and the S8+, and there are no surprises here. But why dish out your cash now only to get the device on April 20? Samsung’s got at least one good reason: All customers who pre-order the Galaxy S8 or the S8+ before April 20 get a free Gear VR with the new Controller for free.
Additionally, pre-ordering enables you to get AKG’s Y50BT wireless headphones and a 256GB memory card for $99, though that offer is time-limited. Read more…
Samsung promised a revolution today. The company opened today’s Unpacked event by contextualizing the history of mobile phones, from the 1980s to today. The conceit was simple: Today’s big announcement marks a step in cell phone evolution akin to the jump from the Zack Morris brick to the flip phone or the clamshell to the smartphone. What it delivered was a phone with fewer bezels. Read More