Are you ready to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus? Good news! Pre-orders are now open through all of the major carriers, so you can lock in your new device before the S8 even hits the shelves. And you might want to check out pre-order deals the top cellular providers, including a free Samsung Gear VR promotion, which gets you a free pair of Gear VR goggles at no cost to you. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to be a game-changer, with an updated look and several new and exciting features. If you're planning to upgrade to the S8 or S8 plus, ask the following questions before placing your pre-order. Explore the Galaxy S8 and S8+ features and see what makes this phone so great.
How much do I have to pay out of pocket today if I pre-order the Galaxy S8?
Out of pocket cost at pre-order will depend on where you pre-order your phone. Some carriers will allow you to pay for your device in monthly installments, while others may require the full price of the phone up front. Talk to your carrier or retail store where you pre-order your phone to find out how much you will need to pay at the time of pre-order.
What is the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus release date?
Release date for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is April 21st, though you may have difficulty finding one in store if you haven't pre-ordered before that date.
What is the difference between the S8 and the S8+?
Size is the only real difference between the Samsung S8 and the S8+, with the S8+ display being significantly larger. Otherwise, the phones pack the same software, RAM and processors. The S8+ has a larger battery, but that's mainly to power the phone's larger screen.
How do I pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy S8 if I'm trading in my current device?
If you are pre-ordering as part of an upgrade, you should be able to continue using your current device until your new Galaxy S8 arrives. Talk to your carrier for more information about how to turn in your current device once your new phone arrives, so you aren't charged for both.
What are the best features of the new S8 smartphones?
The most notable feature of the new S8 and S8+ is its Infinity Display, which covers the entire front of the phone and even wraps around the edges for a completely seamless viewing experience. Another great feature is the removal of a physical home button -- that function is now a software button on the Infinity Display. The new phones also get faster processors, more default storage and better front-facing cameras than the previous S7 phone models.
Does pre-ordering guarantee me a Samsung Galaxy S8?
Yes, when you place a pre-order, you are guaranteed to receive a phone, just as if you had purchased the phone normally. However, the time frame to receive your phone after release may depend on several factors, including availability and shipping times. Check with your carrier or retail location to learn more.
What are the best promotions and pre-order deals from top cellular providers?
The most popular promotion available now through T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint is a free pair of Samsung Gear VR googles with every pre-order placed. Order through Sprint, and you can get $30 off with your preorder. You can also get a new S8 for a low-cost payment plan through Verizon or T-Mobile.
When will I receive my new phone if I pre-order?
Your cell phone provider should let you know when you place your order when you should expect to receive your phone. In some cases, you may be able to receive your phone on the release date (4/21/2017), but this will depend on the phone's availability.