If you’ve been meaning to purchase a Galaxy S8 but don’t want to buy it from a carrier, you’re in luck. Samsung started selling the officially unlocked variants of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the United States a couple of weeks ago. The units are unlocked and off-contract so they don’t contain any bloatware that you find on carrier variants. Interested customers will be delighted to know that the unlocked Galaxy S8 price has been cut.


Samsung launched the unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the United States a couple of weeks ago, the handsets were priced $724.99 and $824.99 respectively.

For what appears to be a limited time, retailers selling the handsets have cut the unlocked Galaxy S8 price. Customers can now purchase either device at a $100 discount. Best Buy is selling the unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ for $624.99 and $724.99 until the end of this week.

These unlocked units have support for both CDMA and GSM networks in the United States so customers are free to choose their carrier after they pick up their unit.

There have been some concerns about unlocked units not receiving major software updates in the United States as frequently as their carrier-locked counterparts, Galaxy S7 owners have had to suffer this, but hopefully, Samsung will not let that sully the experience for unlocked Galaxy S8 owners in the country.

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Product NameGalaxy S8Galaxy S8+
Diagonal (inches)5.8"6.2"
Battery Capacity (mAh)3000 mAh3500 mAh
Processor NameSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
RAM Options4GB4GB
Street Price$369 Galaxy S8 on Amazon$435 Galaxy S8+ on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy S8 Full specs and detailsGalaxy S8+ Full specs and details
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