Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Gear VR with Controller Now Available

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – April 21, 2017Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today that the award-winning Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, as well as the new Gear VR with Controller, are now available for purchase from AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Sprint, Straight Talk Wireless, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are available at all Best Buy retail stores,, and the ShopSamsung app, as well as Target and Walmart.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Midnight Black

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Midnight Black


Available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Arctic Silver colors in both 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch models, the Infinity Display and near bezel-less design form a smooth, continuous surface without harsh angles. Building on the Samsung Galaxy foundation, the S8/S8+ delivers some of the most advanced technology in the industry.


Beyond the Phone Experience: The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are at the center of the new Gear VR with Controller, powered by Oculus. The new controller combines motion sensors, touchpad controls and a dedicated trigger to offer an even more intuitive, convenient and expressive way to interact and immerse in Gear VR.

Samsung Gear VR with Controller

Samsung Gear VR with Controller

Bixby: A New Way of Interacting with Your Phone: Bixby is an intelligent interface that makes your phone more helpful by assisting in completing tasks, telling you what you’re looking at, learning your routine and remembering what you need to do. Key features of Bixby, including Vision, Home and Reminder, are currently available, with more features coming later this spring.

Samsung Premium Care is the highest level of Samsung customer care designed to provide support to consumers. Premium Care provides one-on-one, 24/7 technical support and assistance for everything from the set-up of your device to device training to hand delivery of a replacement should something happen to your phone with our extended warranty. Samsung Premium Care is free for the first 30 days with your new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+1. For more information, please visit:

Pricing information is available from individual wireless carriers. All photos and press materials can be found here.

1Samsung Premium Care is free for the first 30 days. Samsung pays for Premium Care during this period. After the first 30 days, you must provide a credit card to continue this coverage at its regular price of $11.99 per month.

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