Samsung confirms Galaxy S8 AKG earbuds will be included in every retail package

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Samsung announced long before it had even unveiled the Galaxy S8 that its next flagship smartphone is going to ship with AKG-tuned earbuds. This has been made possible by the company’s recent acquisition of Harman International which counts AKG among the many premium audio brands that it owns.

There have been some reports recently which suggested that perhaps the AKG earbuds might not be shipped with the Galaxy S8 in the United States. Samsung has clarified that this is not going to be the case and that all customers will get these premium earbuds.

Philip Berne runs the reviews program at Samsung. He confirmed on Twitter that the earbuds tuned by AKG will be included in every retail package of the Galaxy S8 sold in the United States. He also mentioned that there’s going to be an early offer for customers which includes AKG on-ear cans and a 256GB microSD card for $99.

If you’re like another pair of the Galaxy S8’s AKG-tuned earbuds, Samsung has previously confirmed that they will be sold separately for $99.

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vodaholic
11 months 22 days ago
vodaholic

Some of the worst sounding earphones I’ve ever owned! Seriously Samsung! Is this what you’re offering us with a premium product??? No bass at all and they just sound tinny like £2.99 earphones you can pick up for the market

1 year 2 hours ago
Dz Tigers

i’m so happy 4 including the akg earbud, i will be thankfull if someone tell me the name of akg earbuds or type (Y20 or akg n40 or what? ) .
Thanks in advance

StefanC12
1 year 4 days ago
StefanC12

I’m so glad Samsung included these earbuds, they sound phenomenal. Just listened to one of my favorite songs through them and I noticedlittle nuances I’ve never heard before. Oh man this is great

breezerke
1 year 5 days ago
breezerke

21 april … Hooray my 50th birthday. My biggest wish a S8+ but dreams never comes out. About updates i al not happy with the update policy because Samsung don’t give anymore updates on SM G935F LUX since december last year and the only way to get android 7.0 is flash with Odin. It’s a weak point from Samsung and looks better in the future to buy Samsung not in Belgium but in the UK or Germany

o0MHJ0o
1 year 5 days ago
o0MHJ0o

lol, your best bet is to buy a galaxy S device and not a Note then. because the Note (and edge+) get left behind each time here in the UK. I have the S6 edge+ on BTU unlocked, and I am still on Jan security patch and Android 6.0.1. Its very disappointing that they’re not quicker at releasing it for unlocked models. I am getting the S8+ unlocked, hopefully we will be one of the first Samsung devices to get android O when it is released.

preime101
1 year 5 days ago
preime101

I have the unlocked UK Note 4 and am currently on the March Security release, so pretty much up-to-date.

o0MHJ0o
1 year 5 days ago
o0MHJ0o

Well, like I said my S6 edge+ is not on Nougat yet and a few months out of date on security. We didn’t get the Note5 and the Note7 was cancelled, so there should be no excuse for Samsung Europe to release Nougat for Europe in easy time. Especially for the unlocked models.

SAMgalaxyXXX
1 year 5 days ago
SAMgalaxyXXX

Wouldn’t have been better to charge less for the phone and let people choose what headphones they want? A lot of people already have good and expensive headphones and don’t need these AKG Samsung is offering and some others (like me) don’t buy expensive headphones. I hope the same strategy is not applied to Note 8 (unlikely).

o0MHJ0o
1 year 5 days ago
o0MHJ0o

Samsung shipped my S8+ really quickly. Was to arrive today (19th) but I’m at work, so cannot sign for it. 🙁
Looking forward to the unboxing tomorrow instead!

1 year 5 days ago
Martin Eugeniev

Nice!

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