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You Can Now Preorder the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

We just saw Samsung’s official unveiling of the handsets yesterday, and now interested customers can begin preordering the Galaxy S8 and S8+ from a variety of retailers. Specifically, only carriers have the devices available to preorder, but that shouldn’t stop you from picking one up anyway.

Why? Because perks. Basically everyone is offering a free Gear VR with Controller, while others advertise a $99 “Experience Box” which includes the headset, Harmon AKG-tuned earbuds, and a 256GB microSD card. These are pretty sweet deals, so for the money you have to fork over for either the S8 or S8+, you should get something for free.

What are those prices, you ask? You can see them all layed out here, but the S8 starts at $720 at full retail value while the S8+ goes for at least $840. That said, starting May 9th, you’ll be able to preorder both handsets from Best Buy unlocked for $724.99 and $824.99, respectively. In other words, for just $5 more, you can get a phone that’ll work on nearly any carrier and still save some cash when compared to other retail outlets. Unless you absolutely need a Gear VR headset, I say wait for this offering to go live.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Displays, Snapdragon 835 processors, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, 12MP cameras, Android Nougat, iris scanners, and Bixby.

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Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than two years. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bound to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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