We’ve already covered the offers of most U.S. carriers when it comes to getting the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, but we’re convinced that there are a lot of you out there who also want to get the unlocked variants of the South Korean manufacturer’s new flagship duo! Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you either.
Apparently, Best Buy is one of the first retailers in the United States that is going to offer this option, as they revealed both the pricing and the released date for the unlocked S8 and S8+.
To be more specific, you will be able to grab an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ starting with May 9, a bit later than most carriers, as they will begin offering the two handsets of April 21, for anybody who initially pre-ordered it.
The unlocked Galaxy S8 will be available for $724.99, while its bigger brother, the Galaxy S8+, will have a price tag of $824.99. Basically, you will be able to save $25 when buying an unlocked version, compared to what most carriers are asking. And this is an excellent offer, if you ask us!
However, opting for an unlocked model has its disadvantages. Even though Samsung promised to improve their update delivery timeframes, we can’t forget how long it took for the S7 and S7 edge to receive them. Even more, the unlocked Galaxy S7 models are still running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, while carrier-branded models are already rocking Android 7.0 Nougat.