Verizon Confirms Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus Pre-Orders & Pricing


With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus both now official, a number of carriers are now releasing details on how, when and for how much, you will be able to get the two devices through them and one of the first carriers to do so is Verizon. Who have now confirmed that it will be carrying both devices, while also providing initial details on their respective pricing and availability.

If you are hoping to pick up one of the two devices from Verizon, the carrier has now confirmed that both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus will be available to pre-order starting from March 30 with an expected in-store date to commence from April 21. In terms of pricing, Verizon has now confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will be available on a 24-month basis for $30 per month. While the Galaxy S8 Plus will be available on a 24-month basis for $35 per month. Which means the total price payable for the Galaxy S8 is $720 and the Galaxy S8 Plus is $840. In addition, Verizon has also confirmed that it will be offering a wide trade-in program where you can lessen the cost of purchasing the Galaxy S8 down to as low as $15 per month. As well as confirming that Verizon will also be carrying a number of accessories, cases, the new Samsung Gear VR and Gear 360 camera.

If you are in need of a reminder of the specs on offer, then the standard Samsung Galaxy S8 comes loaded with a 5.7-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display. In addition, the Galaxy S8 comes packing 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC in the US. Cameras come in the form of a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Additional and notable features include microSD card support and an IP68 certification, while security-focused aspects include a fingerprint sensor, an iris scanner and Samsung KNOX. This is a device that comes powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and one which comes running on Android 7.0 (Nougat) out of the box. Both Galaxy S8 models are compatible with Samsung's mobile payment solution, Samsung Pay (as well as Android Pay) and both come equipped with the company's latest AI assistant, Bixby.

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