Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus available on April 21

You can preorder Samsung's latest devices starting Thursday.

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Watch this: Samsung proudly shows off the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on Wednesday, and you can get your hands on the new phones starting next month.

The phones will be available on April 21 in the US and other major regions. Preorders start on March 30.

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will come with a pair of AKG earbuds in the box, valued at $99. If you preorder a phone, you'll also get the latest Gear VR and controller and an Oculus game pack. A limited edition bundle, which comes for $99 more, offers AKG over-ear Bluetooth headphones and a 256GB memory card.

Samsung's new flagship phones ditch the bezel with wraparound edge-style displays. The S8 has a 5.8-inch display, while the S8 Plus has a ginormous 6.2-inch display. The phones also feature Samsung's new voice assistant, Bixby.

The Galaxy S8 is priced at $750 (£689) and the S8 Plus will cost $850 (£779). Monthly plans may vary by carriers.

In the US, T-Mobile is offering the devices for $30 a month. It will be available through Verizon for $15 a month for 24 months, with eligible trade-ins. AT&T's promotion is offering customers the Galaxy S8 for $25 a month and the S8 Plus at $28.34 a month for 30 months.

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First published March 29, 8:38 a.m. PT.
Updates, 9 a.m. and 9:52 a.m. PT: To include prices, promotions and more details on Samsung's new flagship phones.

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