Enlarge / The Samsung Galaxy S8.
Check out those bezels.
Preorders for Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones are available now, and the company is throwing in a gift if you pledge your money before the handsets launch on April 21. When you go to Samsung’s website and preorder either smartphone, you can get a free Gear VR headset and the new motion controller Samsung developed with Oculus.
We mentioned this yesterday when the Samsung Galaxy S8 was announced.
It’s a good deal because you’re getting a $170 bundle (the $130 Gear VR plus the $40 motion controller) for free.
If you do choose the free gift, you’ll also get a content bundle from Oculus that you can redeem as a digital download when you receive your order.
Samsung’s pricing for the Galaxy S8 isn’t surprising: the website says the handsets start at $650, but the base models you can preorder from each major carrier (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint) place the S8 at about $750 and the S8+ at about $840.
Currently you cannot preorder an unlocked Galaxy S8 or S8+ from Samsung’s website.
If you want to splurge, Samsung is also offering a $99 “Gear VR Immersive Bundle,” which includes a Gear VR headset, the motion controller, a pair of AKG headphones, and a 256GB microSD card.
All those items separately would cost about $530 total, so getting Samsung’s bundle for just $99 is a good deal as well. You’ll only be able to pick one of these additional gifts if you preorder the S8 or S8+ before April 20.
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