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Unlocked Versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Now Available in the US

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Early this month, Samsung made a promise that they would soon be offering unlocked versions of their latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the US. Ever since these two devices launched last month, they had become among the sought after smartphone models in the market. But because they were initially available locked to carriers, many waited for Samsung to make good with its promise of making unlocked models available to the public on May 31st.

Staying true to its word, Samsung today has announced that the unlocked versions of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now available in the US. Those who have been waiting to get their hands on Samsung's latest flagship may now head over to Best Buy retail stores to pick up a new smartphone. Another option is to get the phone through BestBuy.com or Samsung.com since they both accept trade-ins and 24-month financing option.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 costs $725 while the Galaxy S8+ has a price of $825. If opting for financing through Samsung, the Galaxy S8 may be purchased for $30.21 per month for two years while the Galaxy S8+ is priced at $34.38 per month for two years. Even though these two devices come in a variety of colors, the only color available for unlocked versions is Midnight Black.

The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ models are compatible with most carriers around the world. In the US, this includes networks operated by the likes of AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile.


Source: PhoneScoop




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  1. Eeee WestchesterJune 1, 2017 at 3:19 AM

    Good news. Good phone like the Moto 4 and Moto 5 models with circuits for all US networks.

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  2. Wow $700-$800 for a phone!

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    1. It's more a computer than a phone, after all a $10 flip phone can make calls.

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    2. Zach, I hope you slept well during your ten-year nap. Welcome to the new era, the new era of smartphones!

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  3. I predict at least 5 explosion jokes.

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  4. Not that expensive as carrier locked Galaxy S8 deals. Good.

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  5. If update availability matters to you and the cycles are anything like the S7s', you're better off getting carrier versions of these phones.

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    1. Samsung got negative press for that and switched the unlocked S7 and S7 Edge from quarterly to monthly security updates starting in April.

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    2. What about non-security OS updates? Nougat for the unlocked S7E came last month, whereas carrier models had them months earlier.

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  6. Will these unlocked versions support carrier VOLTE and Wifi Calling out of the box?

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    1. Unlocked on AT&T will not provide VoLTE or Wifi calling. Speaking from experience

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  7. Meh....I'm waiting for the next iPhone!

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    1. There's always a "next iPhone".

      And maybe one year, as indicated by Apple's begrudging adoption of Android advances (such as custom keyboards and stuff), IOS will be as good, flexible and user-experience-centered as Android has been at least since KitKat.

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  8. Honestly, why even have carrier locked versions anymore?

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    1. Well, as slow as they are, at least they get updates. US Locked versions got Nougat well before the unlocked US S7 lines did.

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