All eyes are on the South Korean electronics giant's follow-up to last year's ill-fated Note 7. The Galaxy S8 and are available for preorder from March 31 ahead of a street date of April 28.
The Galaxy S8 is packing in water resistance, an edge-to-edge screen design, expandable storage and an option for wireless charging. Also announced overnight was the S8 Plus, the bigger-screen sibling of the S8. You can, and our here ( . Before you do that, though, scroll down for the quick and dirty details and local pricing for Aussies. As an added bonus, the S8 will be capable of 1 Gbps speeds, which with Australian mobile networks, makes it the fastest phone in the world. Goodbye data limits.
- Water-resistance rating IP68
- Wireless charging
- 64GB storage, microSD expansion to 2TB
- 5.8-inch screen on S8, 6.2-inch screen on S8 Plus
- Android 7.0
- Bixby virtual assistant
The phones will retail outright for AU$1,199 (the Galaxy S8) and AU$1,349 (the Galaxy S8 Plus). Those are both the 64GB storage models, and the local range includes midnight black, orchid gray and maple gold by way of fancily named colour options.
If you're looking to pick up the Samsung Galaxy S8 on plan, it will be available through Telstra, Virgin Mobile, Optus and Vodafone. Check out the telcos for more details on their ranges of plans, but if data's your game, the top-tier options from Telstra and Optus look like this:
- Telstra's top package includes unlimited calls and text and 35GB of data per month over 24 months for AU$195 (minimum cost of AU$4,680). That also bundles in unmetered streaming of music, AFL, NRL and Netball.
- Optus gets you 100GB of data for AU$160 per month on top of talk and text. New and returning customers who preorder the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will also pick up Optus Mobile TV streaming for the life of the plan.