U.S. consumers who pre-ordered the Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ from Samsung are getting a free gift

U.S. consumers who pre-ordered the Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ from Samsung are getting a free gift
Samsung has started sending out an unexpected free gift to some customers who pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Samsung Galaxy S8+. One of our loyal Phone Arena readers sent us the pictures that accompany this story, showing that he received a free Amplifier Speaker Dock. The cone shaped accessory takes the sound from a handset and directs it through the cone providing the "amplification." While employing the freebie, you can charge also charge your device.

Those receiving the box from Samsung had pre-ordered the Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ directly from the manufacturer. Don't expect to receive this present if you reserved one of the two new Galaxy S handsets from a carrier or retailer (like Best Buy).

Consumers who pre-ordered from a U.S. carrier or retail store aren't going to end up empty handed. Besides the phone they will receive, those placing a pre-order before the phone launches on April 21st will be the recipient of a Gear VR headset. They also can take advantage of discounts on AKG earphones and 256GB microSD cards. Consumers pre-ordering in the U.S. from Samsung.com will also receive the free Gear VR headset and the aforementioned discounts in addition to their free Amplifier Speaker Dock.


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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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19 Comments

1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

That's pretty dope. Would have been even cooler if they included DeX lol.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7513; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

We both know that wasn't gonna happen...

3. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

DeX got me droolin like crazy over here.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Why? It's not better than windows continuum and that has been out for a while now, the only downside is that you need a windows phone. Any desktop that isn't windows, os x or linux is crap anyway though.

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Any desktop that isn't windows, os x or linux is crap anyway though." But Android is made off of Linux... though.

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

True but android in desktop form isn't good and linux is my lest favorite of the 3. Fine, anything that windows is crap lol.

14. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Think about it you can hook it to your TV and play all those free games:) Free movies, music etc

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Very nice. Some people who pre-order direct from Samsung, also got the S8 for $650 which was a pricing mistake. Samsung cancelled those orders at first, but are now honoring them. Because that is wrong. I'm gonna spend the $99 to get the AKG headphones and the 256GB SDCARD. I don't like over-the-ear headphones, but it will be cool to have the free in-ear ones with the phone, have a matching over-the-ear as well. Not to excited about the Gear VR. If it is anything like the last one I got free, I will just gift it. Thanks for the free gift Samsung. S8 is $750/850, then you get a Gear VR that costs $99-150, AKG headphones which cost $150 and 256GB of storage that costs $249-299; all for $850 or $950. Still way cheaper than a 256GB iPhone which comes with...cheap headphones even though they own Beats.

6. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

The VR is the part of the bundle that I'm actually most excited about. They're a lot of fun. It's something that I'd never actually buy for myself, but it'll be fun to have for free.

18. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I can't wait to try virtual cinema on my S8+

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

But iPhone has immense quality. Don't get deceived by free gifts. Always go for quality over quantity. Otherwise you ate always missing something...lol

10. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Could you please enlighten me about few better qualities that the iPhone has over the Galaxy S8? Is it the price tag? Or some bezels? Or pathetic battery life? Or a display that isn't even Full HD when Android world already shifted to Full HD probably 4-5 years back.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

IPhone quality isn't any better,and functionality is a step below .

19. willard12 unregistered

I hope you're on commission.

9. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Aren't they providing AKG Earphones right out of the box? Why do you need to buy them separately?

20. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I They provide free AKG in ear headphones. And a discount for over the ear AKG headphones in said bundle.

13. seedorf

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

when i see someone post comment like iphone is better than samsung,and i guess that person isnt an isheep,but living in 19th century!!!!! where your phone has only one function,for calling thats it...

16. raky_b

Posts: 415; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

it's nice to be Samsung's user in US....paying less and geting more then anywhere in the world.

17. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

yes the days of android dominating desktops is still not here yet...

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