Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ coming to Target and Best Buy

This Sunday, you might want to consider reserving that Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ that you want, from Target. Sure, Target might not be the first place you'd think of when it comes time to pre-order a flagship phone. But it's not like you are going to be looked down at because you pre-ordered your handset from a discount retailer. First of all, since it isn't an obvious place to buy a high-end phone from, chances are that it won't sell out leaving you high and dry. Secondly, the first 3,000 to use a debit or Target RED card to reserve an S8/S8+ will be put on the priority reserve list.

If you pre-order your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ from Target, not only will you be in line to receive a Samsung Gear VR player (that is part of the bundle that every one in the U.S. receives when they reserve one of the two flagship models), you will also receive a $100 Target gift card. Overall, the freebies add up to a value of $229.99.  These are carrier branded models being offered. Usually, Target works with Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

Unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are coming to Best Buy. The big box retailer will start taking pre-orders on May 9th. This is earlier than usual for the U.S. appearance of the unlocked units. Last year, the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge didn't show up in the states until June. The unlocked Galaxy S8 will be priced at $724.99 at Best Buy, with the Galaxy S8+ priced at $824.99. In addition, both unlocked models have no bloatware. Unless you're the kind of person who loves bloatware, may we interject here with a hearty "Yay!"

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source: TheVerge

Related phones

Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
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. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very tempting, but the iPhone and Note loom. Final decision, when it hits shelves on the 21st. With the S7 Edge and 7 Plus, I'm just not in a hurry.

3. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Don't get me wrong- it's sexy af but I'm eager to see what oneplus or other "flagship killers" will have to offer.

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1557; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

You said it Dark, too many other great ones still coming. This didn't bring the IT feature for many to jump on. I think that Google has a good shot of taking more customers from Sammy with the second Pixel launch. I can't wait for the iPhone 8 and maybe give up my Nexus 6P for the new Pixel.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah bro, I gotta see the iPhone 8 before I make a move. I'm tempted, but it would be a mistake to rush. I have one from each platform and they do the job, no need to rush. It'll be there, when I'm ready to buy. This also makes me more excited for the Note 8.

10. mr2trce

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

I've always owned a Note and right now so using my Note 5. I'm very torn if I should go for this, wait for the Note 8 or possibly switch to Apple if I like what I see with the 8. This is tough

15. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Meantime, you have a perfectly good-working phone you use right now. So by waiting for those other new models to arrive.. you are in a position of power and decision-making when the time comes.

2. fyah_king unregistered

Cant wait to get my paws on the S8+.

11. mr2trce

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

I want it yet I don't want it since I'm very curious about the Note 8

4. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

So cheap! In canada, at Koodo mobile pe-order is set for the S8 at $994! I can't wait to get this bad boy!

7. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

I really want the unlocked version but don't know if I can wait 2 months for it

8. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I always buy my new phones on black Friday. By then all of the flag ships are out and its the best time to get the best deals.

12. mr2trce

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

That is really smart. I wish i have the patience. I think I would be more patient if I still had my Note 7 but since i had to revert back to my Note 5, I want a new phone now

9. googleboys

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the nicest phone I’ve ever held. It’s a beautiful combination of glass, metal, and an absolutely massive screen in a body that’s much smaller than you might expect.

13. poojarathod

Posts: 41; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

i think both phones will break record

14. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Will it have super sensitive display?

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