Galaxy S8 and S8+ price and release date on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint

Samsung, what did you do? The newly-announced Galaxy S8 and S8+ sports nearly the screen-to-body ratio of the current record holder, the Xiaomi Mi Mix, meaning that they are almost bezel-less, but Samsung didn't stop here with the design advances. It ditched the archaic physical home key that has been a staple on the S-line since its inception, and abolished the flat screen version for very moderate display curves that give the new flagships a certain aesthetic appeal above all else.

The screen also comes in the futureproof 18:9 aspect ratio, covering the trendy Univisium standard that is taking the movie and TV series world by storm, and will give you taller, narrower phones that will be easier to hold and operate with one hand. Samsung didn't stop with the design, either, but outfitted the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the first 10nm chipsets in a retail handset - the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 - and increased the base internal storage to the whopping 64 GB, from half that size before.

How much for all that jazzy innovation, though? Well, flagships this year will be more expensive than their predecessors, on account of their design overhauls, as exemplified with the LG G6 already, or with the rumored $1000 starting tag for the OLED iPhone 8. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ won't be bucking the trend, it seems, but rather come at about a Benjamin more than their predecessors S7 and S7 edge at launch. Preorders start tomorrow, while Samsung is going to release the phone en masse on April 21st. 

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will both be available to preorder starting promptly at 12:01AM EDT, March 30th, at AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Cricket Wireless, US Cellular, Straight Talk Wireless. When it comes to pricing, the S8 should start at $720-$750 with those carriers, while the S8+ tops up at a $100 more, for the hefty $840-$850. You do get perks with early ordering like a free Gear VR with a controller, though. Any takers?

DevicePaymentVerizonAT&TT-MobileSprint
Galaxy S8
Installments$30 / 24mo$25 / 30mo$30 upfront + $30 / 24mo$31.25 / 18mo
Full price$720$750$750$750
Galaxy S8+
Installments$35 / 24mo$28.34 / 30 mo$130 upfront + $30 /24mo$35.42 / 18mo
Full price$840$850$850$850
Pre-order bonusesFree Gear VR with Controller and Oculus content pack OR $99 “Experience Box” with Gear VR and Controller, Harman Kardon headphones + 256GB microSD cardFree Gear VR with controller and Oculus content, BOGO, and deals on Gear S3 and Tab EFree Gear VR with controller and Oculus contentFree Gear VR with Controller and Oculus content pack OR $99 “Experience Box” with Gear VR and Controller, Harman Kardon headphones + 256GB microSD card
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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)

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41 Comments

3. Manny0122

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Well G6 for me then

10. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

yeah got my G6 for $375 :)

22. libra89

Posts: 2312; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nice!

35. bucknassty

Posts: 1371; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

WHere and how?

39. RoryBreaker

Posts: 247; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Yes, where & how? 375 for the G6 makes this a no brainer!

4. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Is £690 in UK.Could have been around £559 like the S7 started at.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

HEY LOOK! ITS LIKE IF YOU TAKE THE VAT TAX OUT OF THE EURO PRICING YOU GET... THAT! Now that REMOVING THE VAT tax has been proven AGAIN, do you think we could get some proper calculations, PA? :)

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Best Buy is having a $100 off promo as well as all the Gear VR goodies.

9. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

These features add up! I don't understand alot of the "IT'S OVERPRICED! WAT?!?!?" drama. -Curved screen -Best OLED screen in the industry/best overall screen in the industry -Probably in the top 3 for camera quality (gonna have to wait and see some samples to really know) -Top tier specs - Premium build quality The best of class features/parts cost money.. And this is how competition is made, for the better. Not arguing that it's freaking expensive, because it is! Which is why we have great companies like Oneplus, Huawei, ZTE, etc.

21. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

camera did not changed from last year, "best OLED on the industry" hmm that is up to debate LG is bringing things like Dolby Vision™ HDR – expanded Dynamic Range for enriched brightness and greater contrast, build quality is subjective as well, I for once prefer metal phones that glass back bothers me with all the fingerprints.

23. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

If you think LG's screen has higher dynamic range and higher contrast, you don't know how displays work. An AMOLED has infinite contrast ratio and insane dynamic range due to pure blacks. LCD can never match that. That's also the reason it got HDR premium certification LG didn't get.

24. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

There is a reason why most companies who use OLED use Sammies. As for the camera, yes it is the same, so it should be just as good as last years then. But image processing can make it better, or worse..again we'll have to wait and see some samples. And I agree that LG's G6 has a beautiful screen. But there screens have not been up to par with the Galaxy S phones in the past couple years, you can't argue that. Preferring metal phones over glass doesn't mean metal is more premium. Both are high quality in their own rights, if done correctly. The Xiaomi Mi5 cut corners to have a glass and metal design, by being incredibly thin and easily breakable. And the Nexus 6p has very weak metal.

12. fyah_king unregistered

Ordering 2.:)

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

IMO, no other Android phone can justify costing over $750 more than the Galaxy S8 does!

19. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Typical stupid samsung fanboy.

29. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It's simply a fact, you dimwit. And Samsung is gonna win the best smartphone award for the S8, just like for S7 edge last year. Now, get lost.

28. thxultra

Posts: 472; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Looks like T-mobile is giving a free gear VR and controller... For a extra $100 you can get better headphones and a 256gb memory card. Curious if the headphones are worth it. Can't figure out which model they are.

40. RoryBreaker

Posts: 247; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

& I guess the days of free Netflix for a year are all over!

30. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Lg is cheaper but overpriced for their 'dated' hardware.

31. bonsly16

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

That's kinda expensive for me. Guess I'm sticking with my S6 for the considerable future...

33. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

This design has grown on me already.. Dammit

34. davthom123

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

shouldn't these price be compared to the plus models of other brands,these are basically 2 phablets and phablets are usually more expensive than 5inch and below smartphones

36. shnibz

Posts: 514; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Good lawd that's alot of money! I'll continue thoroughly enjoying my sub $500 OnePlus 3T

37. Foxgabanna unregistered

LG G6 wins here. The professor isn't current but do you hear pixel or OnePlus 3T owners complaining? Besides what's an extra .12 MHz doing for us?

38. Jeremy8000

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Narrower makes it easier to hold. Saying it's easier to use one-handed when it's that much taller is a real.... stretch.

47. PapiXander

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

Unless you have a specific phone and trade it in and at the same time change your plan to the unlimited plan then you'll only pay either $15 or $20 a month for the phone.

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