The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been introduced to the world, along with the supersized Galaxy S8+. Want one? Here’s exactly how much you’ll pay, and when you can get a hold of it, and what you get as an incentive to pre-order early.
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The 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 — with that Infinity Display screen hiding in a body even smaller than last year’s 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 — will set you back $1199 in Australia. The larger 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ — again, in a body smaller than the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge — will be $1349.
Australia’s major telcos — Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile — will all be stocking the Galaxy S8, and we’ll bring you their pricing information as soon as it becomes available.
In Australia, we’ll initially get the Midnight Black, Orchid Grey and Maple Gold versions of both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at launch. Other colour variants might be launched later, but they’ll likely be exclusive to one carrier or only sold outright through Samsung.
In Australia, you can pre-order the S8 or S8+ through Samsung’s website from March 31 until midnight on April 27, mere seconds before the Galaxy S8 actually goes on sale throughout the country on April 28.
If you do pre-order the Galaxy S8 or S8+ in Australia, you’ll score yourself a few freebies. You’ll get a free Gear VR headset with Samsung’s first ever VR motion controller (worth $199) along with $50 of Oculus Store credit. Anyone pre-ordering their phone early, too, should get it delivered during the week of April 21, a week before the phone goes on sale in stores.
Less than 24 hours from now, Samsung will reveal the Galaxy S8 to the world at its Unpacked event in New York. We'll be live blogging from the event, but you should also watch along with the live stream -- so here's where to find it.Read more