Samsung’s flagship the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are now being sold on Microsoft’s online store. The Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition is exactly the same you would buy from a retailer or wireless carrier but there is a small difference.
The difference between the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition is that it brings a variety of Microsoft Android apps.
Seven months ago, Microsoft announced that it would start selling the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus at its retail stores across the United States. Now, they’re available through the website as well.
The prices are exactly the same as on Samsung’s website. The unlocked Galaxy S8 has a price of $725 while the S8 Plus costs $825. The website also offers a Verizon variant.
Here are the specs for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus:
– 5.8 dual edge Super AMOLED display.
– 8MP front camera and 12MP rear camera.
– 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. The storage can be expanded up to 256GB with a microSD card.
– 3,000mAh battery.
The specs remain nearly the same for the Plus version, with the small differences being a 6.2-inch display and a 3,500mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 became the first Android phone ever sold in a Microsoft store and now, it is also available online. If you’re looking to buy an unlocked Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you might want to wait a few days as Microsoft has also announced its Black Friday deals starting on November 23. The unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will have a $150 discount, which means they’ll be available for $575 and $675. Best Buy will also have a similar deal, with a $150 discount on unlocked Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8.
Microsoft’s deals will start on November 23 but the company has already revealed many of them. Here are some of the deals:
Xbox One S 500GB ($189): The console comes with a free game of choice and one month of Xbox Game Pass.
HP Laptop ($299): $200 discount on a 15-inch HP Laptop with Intel Core i3 and 1TB of storage.
Xbox Games: 50 percent off on select Xbox games.
Those are just some of the deals starting later this month. Here is the full catalogue: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/b/black-friday?icid=topstripe_BFPreview_171116