This is what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will cost in Australia, and it’s obviously not cheap

This is what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will cost in Australia, and it’s obviously not cheap

Australian prices for Samsung's Galaxy S8 are here.
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So perhaps you’ve already been entranced by the bevelled edges of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and marvelled at its inclusion of a headphone jack among other things.

The phone’s release is a big test for Samsung, marking its first phone release since the infamous Note 7 explosion which ended in the line’s demise.

In Australia, the Galaxy S8 with a 5.8-inch screen has an outright price of $1,199, while the Galaxy S8+ with its 6.2-inch screen will cost $1,349.

Australians will be able to buy the phone in three colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Grey and Maple Gold.

Both models come with 64GB of onboard storage, with a microSD slot. For comparison, an iPhone 7 with the same amount of storage will cost you $1,229, where as the 7 Plus equivalent is $1,419.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will go on sale in the country on Apr. 28, and are available on plans from Telstra, Optus, Virgin and Vodafone. But if you’re one for anticipation, pre-orders open on Mar. 31, closing on Apr. 27.

Early pre-orders come with a benefit too: Samsung said customers who pre-order in the first few days of the period could receive their bundle as soon as Apr. 21.

But wait, there’s more! If you pre-order either of the phones from Samsung, or one of its telco or retail partners, it’ll come with a complimentary Gear VR with Controller and a $50 Oculus content voucher.

Also on sale from Apr. 28 is Samsung’s DeX dock, which for $199 will convert your phone into a desktop computer. On sale too is the Gear VR with Controller for $199, as well as the Gear 360 camera, priced at $399.

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/03/29/samsung-galaxy-s8-australian-pricing/

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