So perhaps you’ve already been entranced by the bevelled edges of the Samsung Galaxy S8and marvelled at its inclusion of a headphone jack — among other things.
The phone’s release is a big test for Samsung, marking its first phone release since the infamous Note 7 explosion which ended in the line’s demise.
In Australia, the Galaxy S8 with a 5.8-inch screen has an outright price of $1,199, while the Galaxy S8+ with its 6.2-inch screen will cost $1,349.
Australians will be able to buy the phone in three colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Grey and Maple Gold.
Both models come with 64GB of onboard storage, with a microSD slot. For comparison, an iPhone 7 with the same amount of storage will cost you $1,229, where as the 7 Plus equivalent is $1,419.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will go on sale in the country on Apr. 28, and are available on plans from Telstra, Optus, Virgin and Vodafone. But if you’re one for anticipation, pre-orders open on Mar. 31, closing on Apr. 27.
Early pre-orders come with a benefit too: Samsung said customers who pre-order in the first few days of the period could receive their bundle as soon as Apr. 21.
But wait, there’s more! If you pre-order either of the phones from Samsung, or one of its telco or retail partners, it’ll come with a complimentary Gear VR with Controller and a $50 Oculus content voucher.
Also on sale from Apr. 28 is Samsung’s DeX dock, which for $199 will convert your phone into a desktop computer. On sale too is the Gear VR with Controller for $199, as well as the Gear 360 camera, priced at $399.
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