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You can go pre-order the Galaxy S8 right now

Galaxy S8 pre-order, release date

Samsung might’ve only announced the Galaxy S8 yesterday morning, but that shouldn’t stop you going and handing over all of your money to pre-order one right now. As of midnight today, March 30th, pre-orders are open at all the major carriers and Best Buy. If Samsung’s bold design and massive screen have tempted you over to the Android dark side, it’s time to pay the price.

Pre-orders open at 12:01AM EDT, March 30th. Pre-orders won’t be delivered until April 21st, when carrier-locked phones will be hitting shelves in retail stores. Unfortunately, if you want an unlocked version of the S8, you’ll have to wait until May 9th, as Samsung is delaying the release of unlocked phones until then.

As far as pricing goes, the S8 starts at $750 through all the major carriers, while the S8+ sees a $100 premium and final retail price of $850. Each carrier has its own slightly different promotional pricing and deals, which we’ve gathered below:


Samsung Galaxy S8 preorders start at 12:01am ET on March 30 and both Galaxy S8 models will be available in Verizon stores and online on April 21.

Pricing for the Galaxy S8 is $30 per month for 24 months ($720 retail price) and pricing for the Galaxy S8+ is $35 per month for 24 months ($840 retail price).


On AT&T Next you can get the Galaxy S8 at $25 or the Galaxy S8+ at $28.34 for 30 months with eligible service. Or, on AT&T Next Every Year you can get the Galaxy S8 at $31.25 or the Galaxy S8+ at $35.42 for 24 months with eligible service. Business customers can purchase either device on Enterprise Installment Plans (EIP) over 36 or 24 months.


The Galaxy S8 will have a $30 down payment and cost $30/month for 24 months on the T-Mobile Equipment Installment Plan (FRP: $750). JUMP! On Demand customers can snag the device for $0 down and just $33/month.

The S8+ will be available for $130 down and $30/month for 24 months on EIP (FRP: $850), with the same down payment and monthly payment amount for JUMP! On Demand customers.

Best Buy is also going to be selling carrier-locked devices with the same deals as those carriers are offering, but with “up to $100 savings” bundled on top of that. Based on previous orders, those savings are likely to be extra accessories or Best Buy gift cards, rather than a cash discount.