Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ are available for pre-order in the US
B&H is now taking pre-orders for the unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. As you may know, the two flagships are officially hitting the shelves today in the US and many other countries, but only the carrier-locked variants are currently available for purchase in the States.
Best Buy will also sell unlocked variants of Samsung's 2017 flagship duo. The retail chain will start taking pre-orders on May 9th and will offer the two phones at noticeably lower prices - $724.99 for the 64 GB Galaxy S8, and $824.99 for the S8+.
These unlocked versions will theoretically allow you to choose any carrier and plan (even CDMA ones like Verizon or Sprint), but keep in mind that each telecom has its own rules and regulations regarding the matter. Furthermore, both unlocked models won't have any bloatware installed which is a nice little advantage over the carrier variants.