Looking for a complete list of Australian mobile carriers’ pricing for the Galaxy S8? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
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.
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.
According to Telstra, the Galaxy S8 will be available “on a range of plans”, with any plan above $95 including the Galaxy S8 itself for $0 per month. We’re still waiting to confirm Telstra’s cheapest pricing for the Galaxy S8. Don’t touch that dial.
At Optus, the cheapest Galaxy S8 will cost you $40 a month on the $40 My Plan Plus bundle with 1GB of data, plus handset repayment costs of $42 for a total minimum monthly cost of $82 a month over 24 months. The cheapest Galaxy S8+ is $87 per month.
At Vodafone, the cheapest Galaxy S8 will cost you $40 a month on the $40 Red bundle with 1GB of data, plus handset repayment costs of $37 for a total minimum monthly cost of $77 a month over 24 months. The cheapest Galaxy S8+ is $83 per month.
At Virgin Mobile, the cheapest Galaxy S8 will cost you $30 a month on the $30 Virgin bundle with 500MB of data, plus handset repayment costs of $40 for a total minimum monthly cost of $70 a month over 24 months. The cheapest Galaxy S8+ is $75 per month.
For the first time during the launch of one of Samsung’s flagship phones, Woolworths Mobile will have its hands on a bunch of Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets, and its plans are pretty tempting. Running on the Telstra 4G network, Woolies’ Medium plans are very cheap for the amount of data they include and for the relatively low handset repayment cost. You can pick up a GS8 with 4GB of data for just $65 a month: not bad.
This is also Amaysim’s first ever handset launch, and it’s shaping up to be a big one for the budget carrier too. Pivoting away from just selling you SIMs alone Amaysim runs on Optus’ mobile network, Amaysim will now sell you a 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 or the larger 6.2-inch S8+, unlocked, at its outright price — and it’ll sweeten the deal even more than getting the phone itself on launch day (or before).
Even better is the fact that if you sign up to pre-order the Galaxy S8 or S8+ through Amaysim — as well as getting the free Gear VR headset — you’ll score yourself three recharges on any of Amaysim’s Unlimited data plans. That could be worth up to $150 to you, netting you 9GB of data a month and unlimited calls and texts for three whole months.