Samsung claims the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition was just a myth


Although Samsung planned to sell a Microsoft Edition of Galaxy S8 at some point this year, the South Korean company backtracked on its previous statements and now says that particular version of its flagship never existed.

The Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition should have been available for purchase at Microsoft's retail stores, and while they didn't include anything different in terms of hardware or software over the standard models, a Microsoft customization was applied to these phones when the devices were unboxed and connected to Wi-Fi.

Basically, the customization was supposed to raise awareness of the Microsoft's apps like Office, OneDrive, Cortana, and Outlook. Probably nothing more than a PR stunt, but something that certainly attracted some Microsoft fans.

Fast forward several months and Samsung says that there was never a Microsoft Edition of the Galaxy S8, or of any of its other flagships.



The statement comes at a strange time as Microsoft recently started to sell the Galaxy S8 and S8+ through its online store, while the Note 8 joined them last week.


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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI

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