Unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be sold by Best Buy in May
Samsung’s carrier partners in the United States have confirmed that they will open pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ by tomorrow and will release the handset on April 21. However, what about the customers who want a factory unlocked unit? They will be delighted to know that this time around, they won’t have to wait for too long.
It took three months for the unlocked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to become available in the United States after the carrier-locked versions were released. With the Galaxy S8, customers will only have to wait for a few weeks.
Best Buy has confirmed that it’s going to start selling unlocked units of Samsung’s new flagship on May 9. It has already put up listings on its online store for both variants, asking $724.99 for the Galaxy S8 and $824.99 for the Galaxy S8+.
It remains to be seen though how many customers actually decide to purchase the unlocked model given Samsung’s poor track record of providing timely updates for the unlocked Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge in the United States.