Microsoft starts accepting pre-orders for its customized Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+

Microsoft starts accepting pre-orders for its customized Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
Microsoft has started taking pre-orders for its customized versions of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+. Just like it did last year with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+,  Microsoft will have these phones available at Microsoft Stores in the U.S. Nothing about the hardware has been changed. The additions include a slew of Microsoft apps that become available to users of both models.

Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ "Microsoft Edition" feature the following apps once the "Microsoft Customization" takes place the first time the phone connects to a Wi-Fi signal:

  • OneDrive
  • Excel
  • Skype
  • Word
  • OneNote
  • Cortana
  • Outlook
  • Compatible with Microsoft Launcher

Microsoft is keeping the pricing structure the same. The Galaxy S9 is priced at $720, and the Galaxy S9+ will set you back $840. To pre-order your Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ Microsoft Edition, click on the sourcelink. The phones will ship starting on March 16th.


source: MicrosoftStore via TrustedReviews

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  • Battery 3000 mAh
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
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12 Comments

1. LiveFaith

Posts: 331; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Since 1980 PC users have been tormented by Microsoft on it's way to massive bankrolling of money. Finally ARM architecture and M$'s own neglect of it's near monopolistic control of mobile has landed us in a duopoly in mobile. At least the underlying tech is light year better than what M$ shackled us with for years. Now, M$ wants to take Android phones and loaded their malware onto them for you. At least their doing it for free.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7383; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Wow... that got... dark. Like really, really dark towards the end.

7. southernzombie

Posts: 349; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I think he forgot to exhale after he took the hit off the bong.

9. tacarat

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

At least Amazon discounts their devices after modding them.

12. audibot

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

its not a mod its the microsoft launcher and edge browser with a few other things all on app store i have them on my s8

10. tacarat

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

At least Amazon discounts their devices after modding them.

2. Subie

Posts: 2255; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Thanks Microsoft, but I can customize my own devices. This device customizing itself and installing apps once connected to wifi almost sounds like it comes with a virus pre-installed...

3. antroid

Posts: 360; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

If they offered something extra like wireless docking station/VR headset or even a case for it I would have thought it's worth it but you can buy it from other places like BestBuy at the same price. Don't see why someone would buy it from Microsoft store, also you can install all of those applications directly from the Play Store.

8. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Even more software I won't use on a Galaxy? Thanks, but no thanks.

11. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1189; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

More bloat, but same price? Wtf. If they offer 10% discount for the phone, then it will be better worth the effort of disabling them after that auto install on WiFi...

13. mootu

Posts: 1322; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

The "Customization" is aimed at users moving to Android for the first time from the defunct Windows mobile platform. (there are still over 2 million active WM users). You would be suprised how many Windows users do not know that all the apps they are used to are available on Android. Things like this help ease the transition. Also Microsoft having it's apps on as many devices as possible doesn't hurt them either.

14. KingSam

Posts: 1329; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I hate office mobile. I prefer google shuite on mobile. But desktop is Microsoft.

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