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When and where to buy a Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Everything you need to know about buying Samsung's new phones.

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You can now preorder the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Samsung new smartphones pack a lot of punch. Both the Galaxy S8 and larger Galaxy S8 Plus are equipped with speedy Snapdragon 835 processors (or Exynos 8895 chip) and high-end cameras, but the biggest draw will be the new design.

The phones feature a curved display and nearly edge-to-edge screen with almost no bezel. Samsung somehow managed to squeeze a 5.8-inch (S8) and 6.2-inch (S8 Plus) display into phones that aren't much bigger than last year's models.

Are you excited? Here's everything you need to know about getting your hands on one of Samsung's new phones.

When can I buy them?

Preorders begin on Thursday, March 30 at 12:01 a.m. ET. Customers who preorder the phones will also receive new Samsung Gear VR with Controller plus an Oculus game pack. Orders are expected to arrive by April 21, the same day the phones will be available for purchase in stores.

Where will they be sold?

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be sold in the US, Canada and South Korea on April 21. On April 28, the phone will arrive in the the UK, France and Germany. Samsung said availability will expand to Latin America and additional Asian markets in May.

What colors will they come in?

Both phones will be available in midnight black, orchid gray, maple gold, coral blue and arctic silver, depending on the region. In the US, for example, they will only be offered in midnight black, orchid gray and arctic silver.

How much will they cost?

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be available in only one configuration -- with 64GB of internal storage -- by all four major US carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. A carrier unlocked version of the phone is expected to arrive sometime in May.

Verizon

Big Red will sell the S8 for $30 per month, for 24 months ($720 in total), with the S8 Plus adding $35 per month to your bill, costing $840 in total. Visit this page to learn more.

AT&T

AT&T's pricing breakdown comes out to $750 for the S8 and $850 for the S8 Plus. Those prices break down to $25 and $28.34 per month for 30 months, respectively, on AT&T Next. Visit this page to learn more.

T-Mobile

Both models will set you back $30 per month for 24 months, after a down payment of $30 for the S8, or $130 for the S8 Plus. Full retail pricing is $750 for the S8 and $850 for the S8 Plus. Visit this page to learn more.

Sprint

Sprint's pricing falls in line with other carriers. The S8 will cost $750 or $31.25 per month for 18 months, while the S8 Plus will cost $850 or $35.42 per month. Visit this page to learn more.

Samsung

You can also buy the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus directly from Samsung, although this won't be an unlocked version of the phone. Samsung is selling models from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint for the same price as the carriers. Click here to learn more.

Best Buy

Best Buy is offering up to $100 off of either device for those who preorder through its website. Visit this page to save some extra cash.

Walmart

Walmart has the Galaxy S8 for $659 and the Galaxy S8 Plus for $759 when purchased on the retailer's StraightTalk wireless network. A down payment of at least $50 will be required to reserve the phone.

Walmart will also be offering discounts to customers who purchase either the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus through a monthly installment plan on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, although the offer will only be available in stores. Visit this page to find a Walmart store near you.

Customers who pre-order at Walmart will still be eligible to receive a free Gear VP with Controller.

UK and Australian pricing

In the UK, the S8 and S8 Plus have been priced at £689 and £779, respectively. (The equivalent Australia page has yet to add prices.) You can find more details on UK networks' S8 offers here.

Last updated on Friday, March 31 at 2pm PT: Additional pricing information has been added.