Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now available for preorder in the US

The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ are officially launching today in the US, but only the carrier variants are available for purchase. Those who are planning to buy the unlocked variant of one of these smartphones in the country will have to wait for a bit longer. However, they can place pre-orders starting today.

Customers in the US can place preorders for unlocked variants of the Galaxy S8 ($829.99) and S8+ ($929.99) through B&H, and the shipments will begin next month. Best Buy had previously mentioned that it would start selling the unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ from May 9 for $724.99 and $824.99, respectively.

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Enverdaz
5 months 11 minutes ago
Enverdaz
Samsung had such a great chance to really flex it’s muscles against the Carrier machine and show them how to keep a device not just updated but running the latest firmware far ahead of them. Here in the US, however, Samsung had treated it’s Unlocked Consumers like they don’t exist. We have heard promise of a recent shift in the way these devices are going to be maintained, but have yet to see any real proof of this change since not only are we still on Marshmallow 6.0.1, but we are also waiting for the release of the April Security… Read more »
rbachalo01
5 months 6 hours ago
rbachalo01

DO NOT BUY THE UNLOCKED VERSION…it will never be updated and this website should be reporting that! Bad form Sammobile…bad form

mccannr1
5 months 1 day ago
mccannr1

*Stares at this article on his unlocked Galaxy S7 that Samsung still hasn’t updated to Nougat or given any info as to when or even if they will update it.

*closes article and walks away

eHoolie
5 months 1 day ago
eHoolie

I would rather pre-order one of the new hands-free device holders in the photo!

5 months 1 day ago
Wander Guzman

I would be an idiot if I make the same mistake again. After their update fiasco.

5 months 1 day ago
il buono

It’s important to note that B&H is advertising this as GSM only, compared to Best Buy which mentioned both CDMA & GSM capabilities. That likely means B&H is selling the international model (Exynos) and is likely why the pricing is so different from Best Buy’s U.S. unlocked variant with the SD835.

mccannr1
5 months 1 day ago
mccannr1

Good catch. This is most likely the international model. So not sure why anyone would want this one given it’s more limited support and being more expensive.

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