Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S8+ with Exynos chipset goes on sale in the US

Customers in the United States have the pleasure the being able to purchase the Qualcomm-based Samsung Galaxy S8+ from either of the major carrier and retailers across the country. The smartphone is available unlocked or carrier-bound, so depending on your budget, you can get whichever you want.

However, a new seller is now offering the so-called EMEA version of the Galaxy S8+, which comes with the powerful Exynos 8895 chipset inside. On top of that, the Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S8+ packs not one, but two SIM slots that can be used to add another SIM or memory card.

The smartphone is available via eBay for just $804.99 and no sales tax except in Florida and California. Usually, the Galaxy S8+ sells in the US for $824.99 plus tax. Although the Exynos-powered Samsung Galaxy S8+ is region locked to the Americas, you can easily unlock it by making or taking a five-minute call in any other country.

It's also worth noting the smartphone is available in either Midnight Black or Maple Gold. Keep in mind that this version of Samsung Galaxy S8+ will only work on GSM networks, so it does not support CDMA carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost, and Cricket.

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Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

Is it compatible with AT&T's LTE Band?

2. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Of all the AT&T LTE bands it's missing band 17 but it has bands 2,4,5,12 and 30. This is according to the FCC certification of the unlocked S8+ which PhoneArena posted a while back.http://www.phonearena.com/news/FCC-certifies-the-unlocked-Samsung-Galaxy-S8-and-Samsung-Galaxy-S8_id91833

8. hazard1

Posts: 239; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

I made a similar inquiry about another phone recently and was told in reply that band 12 actually includes band 17. Or put another way, band 17 is a subset of band 12. So it is included.

3. Rafishant

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Yes, it is. I purchased 3 Galaxy unlocked phones like this and they all worked on AT&T LTE.

7. Greenmule

Posts: 130; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

There is a very extensive post about this very phone being used on AT&T on xda-developers. perhaps you should go there and read it. search *LTE Band 30* The thread is very extensive. actual experiences with screen shots are there. there is an excellent thread on Howard Forum about the deployment of LTE band 30 in the USA. how far along it is and how extensive it is. the xda-developers thread indicates that that LTE band 30 is missing from both the G955F and the G955FD. they provide alink to the FCC certification.

4. cjreyes666

Posts: 82; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Cricket is not CDMA.

5. Exynos88

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 26, 2016

We always get the more powerful Exynos+DualSim variant here in the Philippines, thankfully. Still waiting for Samsung Pay.

6. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

so it does not support CDMA carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost, and Cricket. Writer, where are you from? Or what rock have you been living under? Cricket has not been CDMA since 2013!

9. travisj.williams

Posts: 5; Member since: May 15, 2017

To the writer of the article: Only if customer is on the old Sprint-Based CDMA style service (nearly obsolete) woudl the last line be correct. Cricket is now owned by AT&T and thus is a GSM technology carrier.

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