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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 now available in the US

The unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 will set you back $724.99, while its big brother costs $824.99.

Published onMay 31, 2017

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Update: The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are now available to buy in the US unlocked. The handsets can be purchased at Best Buy and the official Samsung site, though, as expected, they only come in the Midnight Black color variant.

If you buy at Samsung, you have the chance to both trade in a previous Galaxy device (between the Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, S7, S7 Edge) and pick up the new Gear 360 camera for just $49. That's not a bad offer, seeing as it went on sale last week for $229.

Check out the phones at Best Buy and Samsung via the links at the bottom of the page. 

The unlocked versions of Samsung’s flagship devices have finally arrived in the US. You can now pre-order the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on the company’s online store or at Best Buy. The S8 will set you back $724.99, while its bigger brother retails for $824.99. The two devices will officially be released on May 31 and only come in the Midnight Black color option.

If you plan on getting the unlocked version of the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, we advise you to buy it from Samsung rather than Best Buy. At least for now. The tech giant is still giving out what it calls an Entertainment Kit for free with every purchase, which includes three things: an S-View cover, a 64 GB Samsung EVO+ microSD card, and a six-month subscription to Netflix. The deal won’t be available for much longer, as it expires on May 16.

How to enable one-handed mode on the Samsung Galaxy S8

As a refresher, the Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch AMOLED display with small bezels surrounding it, the Snapdragon 835 chipset, and 4 GB of RAM. The waterproof device is equipped with a 12 MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture, a selfie snapper that has an 8 MP sensor, and sports a 3,000 mAh battery.

The Galaxy S8 Plus is more or less the same, with the exception of a bigger screen (6.2-inch) and a larger battery (3,500 mAh). To learn more about the devices, check out our review of the Galaxy S8 series.