Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are officially official, the US carriers are coming out with their launch details and prices for the new Android flagships.
First up, AT&T will begin taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ online and in stores tomorrow, March 30. Both phones will launch on April 21, but AT&T will have a “sneak peek” of the GS8 in select stores on March 31.
AT&T’s pricing for the Galaxy S8 will be set at $25 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next, $31.25 for 24 months on AT&T Next Every Year, or $750 full retail. The Galaxy S8+ will cost $28.34 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next, $35.42 per month for 24 months on AT&T Next Every Year, or $850 full retail.
AT&T customers can get up to $750 in credits toward another Galaxy S8 when they buy one and add a new line of service.
Next up is T-Mobile. T-Mobile will begin taking pre-orders for the GS8 and GS8+ at 12:01 am ET on March 30 and will launch both devices on April 21. Galaxy S8 pricing will be set at $30 down and $30 per month for 24 months ($750 full retail), or $0 down and $33 per month on JUMP! On Demand. The Galaxy S8+ will be $130 down and $30 per month for 24 months ($850 total), or $130 down and $30 per month on JOD!.
MetroPCS will sell the Galaxy S8 starting on April 21 for $729.
Verizon will also begin taking pre-orders for both GS8 phones at 12:01 am ET on March 30, with a launch happening on April 21. Pricing will be $30 per month for 24 months ($720) for the Galaxy S8 and $35 per month for 24 months ($840) for the Galaxy S8+.
Verizon is offering special trade-in prices for the GS8 and GS8+ that’ll get you the new phones for as low as $15 per month when you sign up for Verizon Unlimited. You can get either the GS8 or GS8+ for 15 per month when you trade in the iPhone 6 or newer, Galaxy S6 or newer, or Galaxy Note. Trading in the iPhone SE, Note 4, Galaxy S5, LG G4, LG V10, HTC One M9, Moto Z Play, or Moto Turbo 2 will get you either GS8 phone for $20 per month.
And then there’s US Cellular, who will begin taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on March 30. Customers can get the Galaxy S8 for free with qualifying trade-in or the Galaxy S8+ for $3.64 per month for 30 months. Customers without a trade-in will pay $726 for the Galaxy S8 and $835.20 for the Galaxy S8+, and they'll receive a $100 promo card at the time of their purchase.
At the time of publication, Sprint hasn’t announced its Galaxy S8 launch plans.
One other detail worth noting is that all four of the carriers that’ve announced their Galaxy S8 launch plans will give you a free gift if you pre-order the GS8 or GS8+. That gift includes a free Samsung Gear VR with controller and Oculus content to use with the headset.