Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today the U.S. network unlocked versions of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now available for pre-order exclusively at Best Buy, and on BestBuy.com and Samsung.com. As part of the Unlocked by Samsung category, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ can be used on most U.S. and international networks giving consumers more control over how they use their smartphone. Both models will be available in store and online on May 31, 2017.
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“With the Galaxy S8 and S8+, we reinvented what a mobile phone looks like, how you interact with it, and what kinds of experiences it can deliver,” said Tim Baxter, president and chief operating officer of Samsung Electronics America. “By combining the freedom that Unlocked by Samsung provides, with the innovative and groundbreaking features of our latest flagship phones, we are giving consumers even more choice and convenience for their mobile needs.”
The unlocked versions of these award-winning phones offer the same cutting-edge innovation as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launched in late April. Featuring an Infinity Display with near bezel-less design, the phones lead industry innovation and boast smarter performance with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Consumers can choose from the 5.8-inch ($724.99) or 6.2-inch models ($824.99), available in Midnight Black. All of this is built upon the Galaxy foundation of IP68 water and dust resistance1, MicroSD2 support up to 256GB, Always-on display and fast3 and wireless charging, as well as fewer preloaded apps out of the box.
A Camera for Any Occasion
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ feature an upgraded 8MP F1.7 front camera, complete with smart autofocus that is ideal for day or night. The 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera ships with enhanced multi-frame image processing4, which creates sharper photos, even in low-light environments. Enhanced biometric security capabilities come standard on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with an advanced fingerprint reader and iris scanner.
Enterprise Grade Security
Samsung KNOX, the company’s defense grade security platform,5 is built into the device and implemented at the chip level to help users secure and manage their device. For the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) workers, KNOX encrypts work data and personal data separately, providing users with both convenience and peace of mind.
Unlock an Ecosystem of Possibilities
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ let users enhance their mobile experience with services such as Bixby, Samsung Health, Samsung Connect and Samsung Pay. Users can also be more productive with Samsung DeX6 which connects the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to a monitor, keyboard and mouse for a desktop experience powered by the phone.
In addition to Samsung’s standard warranty, Samsung Premium Care7 offers the highest level of Samsung customer care to support consumers.
Premium Care provides one-on-one, 24/7 technical support and assistance for everything from the set-up of your device to device training to hand delivery of a replacement should something happen to your phone with our extended warranty. Samsung Premium Care is free for the first month with your new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. For more information, please visit: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/premium-care/.
Financing and Trade In Programs
Qualified consumers can purchase their unlocked Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ for $30.21/month (Galaxy S8) or $34.38/month (Galaxy S8+) at www.samsung.com (0% APR with 24 equal monthly payments). Qualified customers can also choose limited time 24-month financing on unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ models when purchasing with their My Best Buy Credit Card on BestBuy.com8.
Further, consumers can take advantage of Best Buy’s or Samsung’s Trade-In programs that allow smartphone owners to trade in eligible devices and receive a credit towards the purchase of an unlocked Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+.
OS Android 7.0
*May differ by markets and mobile operators
Dimension 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, 155g 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173g
Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
Octa core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
*May differ by markets and mobile operators*
4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB
*May differ by markets and mobile operators
5.8” (146.5mm)* Quad HD+
6.2” (158.1mm)* Quad HD+
* Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners
Camera Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
Battery 3,000 mAh, 3,500 mAh,
Fast Charging on wired and wireless
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA3
*Fast wireless chargers sold separately
Payment NFC, MST
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz),VHT80 MU-MIMO,1024QAM
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC,
Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
* Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor , RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI , FLV, MKV, WEBM
All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
1 Dust and water resistant based on IP68 rating, which tests submersion up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes.
2 MicroSD sold separately.
3 Fast charging requires Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) or Quick Charge 2.0-compatible charger to work. Testing under laboratory conditions. Results may vary. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other applications usage patterns.
4 Compared to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge camera.
5 Knox is a mark for a Samsung device tested for security and is specifically configured with enterprise use in mind. For information about Samsung’s Knox device, please refer to www.samsung.com/us/knox.
6 DeX sold separately
7 Samsung Premium Care is free for the first month. Samsung pays for Premium Care during this period. Accidental damage deductible is $99. After the first month, you must provide a credit card to continue this coverage at its regular price of $11.99 per month.
8 Offer valid through 6/10/17. Subject to credit approval. Terms and conditions apply. See store for details.
For more details, visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
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