Chinese Balloon Shot Down Galaxy S23 Ultra: Hands-On Netflix Password-Sharing Crackdown Super Bowl Ads Google's Answer to ChatGPT 'Knock at the Cabin' Review 'The Last of Us' Episode 4 Foods for Mental Health
Want CNET to notify you of price drops and the latest stories?
No, thank you

You can now order an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus

Available in the US through Best Buy and, the devices can be used on most US and international networks.

Joshua Goldman/CNET

By the end of May, you'll be able to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus in the US without dealing with a carrier or their preinstalled apps.

As of today, you can preorder the two phones exclusively through Best Buy, its retail site or completely unlocked from US carriers. Both are expected to be in store and online on May 31 and can be used on most US and international networks.

The phones, which launched in late April, cost $725 for the 5.8-inch S8 and $825 for the 6.2-inch S8 Plus. Samsung is offering financing for the unlocked devices through its site for qualified buyers, the Galaxy S8 for $30.21 per month or $34.38 per month for the S8 Plus. Trade-in programs are available as well through both Best Buy and Samsung.

In our review, CNET called the Galaxy S8 "the most beautiful phone ever," but dinged it for the annoying placement of its fingerprint reader right next to the camera.