Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ today, but as usual, each US carrier is going to be announcing their own availability and pricing for the phone. While some speculated sky-high prices for the S8 and S8+, some initial prices we’re seeing from carriers suggest that it won’t be priced all too differently than last year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge…
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Samsung says that preorders for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ start tomorrow, March 30th, but the phone won’t be available to purchase outright until April 21st. Here’s pricing at each carrier:
AT&T has confirmed it will be carrying the phone, and has provided the following details:
On AT&T Next you can get the Galaxy S8 at $25 or the Galaxy S8+ at $28.34 for 30 months with eligible service.
Or, on AT&T Next Every YearSM you can get the Galaxy S8 at $31.25 or the Galaxy S8+ at $35.42 for 24 months with eligible service.
Business customers can purchase either device on Enterprise Installment Plans (EIP) over 36 or 24 months.
T-Mobile has confirmed that it will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, and has also confirmed its pricing.
The carrier says that the Galaxy S8 (standard) will be $750 at full retail (a slightly less $729 at MetroPCS), and you can get it on monthly installments for $30 a month for 24 months with a $30 down payment. Jump! On Demand is $0 down with $33/month payments for 24 months.
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is slightly more pricey, starting at $850 at full retail. That phone will require a $130 down payment, and from there you’ll be paying $30 a month for 24 months just like the standard Galaxy S8. Jump! On Demand is the same pricing as standard monthly installments.
Verizon will be carrying the phone. Here’s what we know:
Samsung Galaxy S8 preorders start at 12:01am ET on March 30 and both Galaxy S8 models will be available in Verizon stores and online on April 21.
Pricing for the Galaxy S8 is $30 per month for 24 months ($720 retail price) and pricing for the Galaxy S8+ is $35 per month for 24 months ($840 retail price).
Sprint will be carrying the phone. Here’s what we know:
Participating in Galaxy Forever is flexible, simple and easy: 1. Preorder GS8 at www.sprint.com/GS8 by selecting to lease GS8 for $31.25 per month or GS8+ for $35.42 per month 2. After 12 monthly payments, upgrade to the latest Galaxy, exclusively from Sprint. No need to sign up or pay extra – Galaxy Forever is included in all preorders. 3. Customers have several choices at the conclusion of the 18-month lease term – they can upgrade to any smartphone, buy their current phone with Sprint’s convenient purchase option or simply continue paying month-to-month.
We will update this post as more details emerge.