Samsung finally announced their official retail price and availability of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy 8+ flagship smartphones. The news came along with a slew of pre-order details for users who are either getting a unit through their preferred telco, or through a no-contract alternative. We’ve also distilled and categorized each promotion and bonus for easier reference. It’s all below.
Pre-registration of interest through telcos
Pre-registration of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ starts on 7th April 2017 (Friday), at 12 P.M. For your convenience, the telco URLs are listed below:
Pre-order at Samsung stores (online and offline)
You can head down to a physical Samsung Experience Store from 12 P.M. onwards on 7th April 2017 (Friday) to place a pre-order for the smartphones (during typical opening hours. Participating stores are listed below:
- 313@somerset #B2-24/25/26 Tel: 6836 1809
- Bugis Junction #01-54 Tel: 6338 7911
- Chinatown Point #01-48 Tel: 6222 7911
- Great World City #02-39 Tel: 6235 1134
- Paragon #B1-27/27A Tel: 6735 5926
- VivoCity #02-28/29 Tel: 6376 9150
- Bedok Mall #B1-07 Tel: 6785 1118
- Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 #02-23 Tel: 6241 4125 (Open to transit and departing passengers only)
- Parkway Parade #03-30F Tel: 6440 7969
- Tampines Mall #02-29 Tel: 6782 9575
- Causeway Point #03-12 Tel: 6891 1011
- nex #04-42 Tel: 6636 7392
- Jurong Point #B1-09/10 Tel: 6791 2272
- Westgate #01-01 Tel: 6369 9175
You can also try to pre-order at Samsung’s pop-up store, Galaxy Studio (here’s a look at last year’s setup). The Galaxy Studio will be active starting from 14th April 2017, 11 A.M. – you can find it at Civic Plaza, in front of Ngee Ann City.
All physical pre-orders require a S$50 deposit at the preferred locations listed above.
Online pre-orders are also available, starting from 7th April 2017, 12 P.M. at the following websites.
If you successfully pre-order a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, you will receive complimentary Wireless Charger Convertible in Black (worth S$118) upon full payment and collection of said device on 22nd April 2017.
For users who pre-order non-contract Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+
If you pre-ordered a no-contract Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ through the following locations:
- Samsung Store online
- Samsung Experience Stores
- Galaxy Studio
- Consumer Electronics Stores
You will also receive a S$100 Samsung Accessories voucher during collection/delivery of your chosen device, upon full payment. You will still get the above-mentioned charger, too.
For folks pre-ordering through Lazada.sg, they will instead receive a S$100 Samsung Accessories Voucher Promo. We strongly suggest that you check with Lazada Singapore for this unique arrangement.
Default accessories that come with the phone and box
Besides the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the following accessories are already provided for, out-of-box:
- High-performance Earphones Tuned by AKG by Harman in Titanium Gray
- Travel Adapter
- Data Cable
- USB Connector
- Ejection Pin
Promotion for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ accessories
From 29th April to 31th May 2017, there’s a 20% discount for any of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ accessories. They can also opt to purchase a Starter Kit at S$98 (U.P. S$168). The Starter Kit consists of a Wireless Charger Stand, Micro USB Cable, Clear Cover, and Screen Protector.
Available accessories for purchase are listed below. Note that the prices are RRPs, before any discounts:
- Clear View Standing Cover (S$68)
- LED View Cover (S$78)
- Alcantara Cover (S$68)
- Starter Kit (S$168)
- Earphones Tuned by AKG by Harman (Available in Titanium Gray and Burgundy) (S$148)
You can partake in this promotion in any of the above-mentioned stores and telcos, but Samsung Singapore advises buyers to check their preferred telco’s promotional period as it may vary between different outfits.
Remember the Singapore-only Samsung Concierge program that debuted last year? Here’s a recap for those who missed out on it.
Samsung Concierge now applies to Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices. Folks who previously purchased a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge (along with Samsung Concierge) are now eligible for that yearly upgrade. The penalty fee will be waived when they are switching to the S8/S8+ at their current telco. No-contract S7/S7 Edge buyers from 2016 will get S$350 off when getting the new Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ through non-telco alternatives.
You can also purchase the Samsung Concierge program with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ too. To understand what you’re getting for a single S$38 payment, check out our coverage here.