The highly-anticipated moment has arrived! Today, consumers who had successfully pre-ordered the Galaxy S8 or S8+ will get to start collecting their much-awaited Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices, from M1, Singtel, StarHub, Samsung Experience Stores and Galaxy Studio. Consumers who successfully pre-ordered the Galaxy S8 and S8+ online at major consumer electronics stores (Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Hachi, Harvey Norman and Newstead) and Lazada Singapore will also be receiving their new devices which will be delivered to them. These consumers will be the first in Singapore to get their hands on the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices, ahead of its retail launch.
“The response we have seen for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ since we first announced its launch in Singapore has been very encouraging. This is evident from the pre-order and registration of interest numbers for the devices, which have more than doubled as compared to the combined total of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pre-orders and registrations of interest,” said Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore. “We would like to thank all customers for their strong and unwavering support for Samsung, and we hope that the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ will open up new ways for them to experience the world.”
Pre-orders / registrations of interest had started from 12 noon on 7 April at telecommunication operators, Samsung Store online, Samsung Experience Stores and online at major consumer electronics stores (Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Hachi, Harvey Norman and Newstead) and Lazada Singapore, and from 11am on 14 April 2017 at the Galaxy Studio. Upon their respective pre-order collection and full payment, customers will receive a complimentary Wireless Charger Convertible in Black worth $118. Additionally, successful pre-order customers of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ without contract at Samsung Store online, Samsung Experience Stores, Galaxy Studio and online Consumer Electronics Stores will also receive a $100 Samsung Accessories Voucher1 upon collection or delivery of their devices (as applicable), while successful pre-order customers at Lazada Singapore will be entitled to a $100 Samsung Accessories Voucher Promo2.
|Excited Samsung customers collecting their Galaxy S8 and S8+ at the Samsung Experience Store at VivoCity|
|Excited Samsung customer who just received his Galaxy S8+ at M1 at Paragon|
|One of the first customers to receive her Galaxy S8 at StarHub at Plaza Singapura|
|One of the first customers to receive his Galaxy S8+ at Singtel at Comcentre|
|One of the first customers to receive his Galaxy S8+ at the Samsung Experience Store at Paragon|
- M1 at Paragon
“I really like the Galaxy S8+’s Infinity Display! It’s a breath of fresh air from Samsung and having been an iPhone user before, I was really pleased when switching to the Galaxy Note5. Now I’m really excited to try out the new features of the Galaxy S8+!” – Michael, 30s, Manager
“I’ve always been a long-time fan of Samsung and I was especially pleased with the overall look and feel of the Galaxy S8. I must say the removal of the physical home button was an excellent idea as it reduces the chance of wear and tear and mechanical failure from the home buttons, as we see with most other phones.” Randee Ng, 48, Sports Administrator
- Singtel at Comcentre
“The Galaxy S8+ screen is bigger and I love the infinity display. Samsung’s screens are better especially with the rich contrast ratio. The camera’s pretty good as well and the phone is water resistant too. I bought it together with the Samsung Concierge which I think is really beneficial for me.” – Dwayne Ho, 25, Student
- StarHub at Plaza Singapura
“I’m actually collecting on behalf of my sister who is overseas – she is upgrading from her Samsung Galaxy S7 to the new Galaxy S8. She loves the Orchid Gray colour she is getting. She is also excited about the Bixby function and that you can use facial recognition to unlock the phone. Practically all my family members use Samsung – I am a Samsung user myself, and my wife too!” – Mohd Azmi, 46, Grab Driver
“I did a lot of research on YouTube on the features of the Galaxy S8+ before I decided to buy it. I take a lot of photos so the good camera and high-resolution screen display were the most important features that caught my attention!” – Lucy, 61, Retiree
- Samsung Experience Store at Paragon
“I was very impressed with the large screen size of the Galaxy S8+ and yet how it feels so compact in my hands, smaller than the Galaxy S7 edge even. I checked it out in stores when I first heard of it since I needed a new phone, and made up my mind to pre-order it on the same day. Personally, I also think Concierge is a very nice touch for customers buying a phone, it’s such a good deal!” – Jang Aslam, 56, Sales & Business Development Manager
- Samsung Experience Store at VivoCity
“I’ve always been a Samsung user and I particularly like the ones with the wider screens so that’s why I decided to get the Galaxy S8+. I really like how the devices are so user-friendly and customizable. I’m a big Samsung fan, even my home appliances are from the brand.” – Subramaniam Sridar, 40s, Technician
“I have been an Android user for quite a while as I like the interface. I’m currently using a Sony phone but my wife owns a Samsung phone and the device features seems pretty good. I like the slim form factor of the Galaxy S8 and I was particularly impressed with the camera. I’m looking forward to making the switch when I get home.” – Poh Khian Meng, 35, Civil Engineer
Key Product Highlights of the Galaxy S8 and S8+
- See and Experience More – The Galaxy S8 and S8+ build on Samsung’s heritage of creating stunning designs and functional devices. Available in 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+3, the Infinity Display and bezel-less design form a smooth, continuous surface with no buttons or harsh angles. The result is a truly immersive viewing experience without distractions and makes multi-tasking more convenient. Its compact design enables comfortable one-handed operation and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on both the front and back for durability and a high-quality finish.
- The Galaxy Foundation – In addition to the new design innovations, Samsung continues to deliver cutting-edge technology including an advanced camera, enhanced performance and more to the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Equipped with an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ delivers the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing. The devices also pack powerful performance and connectivity, featuring the industry’s first 10nm processor which enables heightened speed and efficiency. In addition, it offers next-level gaming experiences with vivid and superior graphic technology. It is also built on Samsung Knox4, a defense-grade security platform, and the Galaxy S8 and S8+ offers a wide selection of biometric technologies including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition so users can select a secure biometric authentication method that works best for them. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ also comes with the foundational Galaxy features that consumers have come to love, including IP68 water and dust resistance5, MicroSD support up to 256GB, Always-On Display, as well as fast and wireless charging capabilities6.
Open Up New Worlds with Galaxy Plus
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ come connected with a robust portfolio of products, providing users with seamless mobile experiences. The new Galaxy Plus – the connected ecosystem of devices and services with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ at its heart, allows users to discover new ways to explore, experience and interact with their world.
The Gear VR with Controller, when paired with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, unlocks endless entertainment and VR possibilities. With over 600 apps available in the Oculus store, users will be spoilt for choice from breathtaking 360-degree video content and interactive VR education tools to the most immersive games that put one right into the heart of the action.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+, and the Galaxy Tab S3 also support Vulkan API, offering better graphics and lower energy consumption when playing games developed with Vulkan API. The quad speakers on the Galaxy Tab S3, and the earphones that comes with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, are both tuned by AKG by Harman, providing users with superior sound quality to enhance their entertainment experience.
- Live 360°
It is now easier than ever to create beautiful memories to look back on, all with 360-degree videos and images captured in stunning 4K resolution on the Gear 360 (2017), compatible with the Galaxy S8 and S8+. With its 4K video recording feature for immersive and realistic digital content, users can also relive life’s moments and memories more vividly than before on the ultra-immersive Gear VR with Controller. They can also use the Mobile Photo Printer to print their favourite photos right from their smartphone.
- Work X Play
Consumers can now enjoy enhanced productivity with a desktop-like experience from their Galaxy S8 and S8+, with the Samsung DeX Station leveraging the devices to instantly provide desktop-like functionality. Users can now take their work onto a bigger screen, with familiar desktop features like multi-window, resizing windows, and even drag and drop.
The Secure Folder, protected by defense-grade Samsung Knox4 security platform, keeps one’s work and personal files separate on the device, providing users with a secure environment to access their work documents or apps. Users can also easily enjoy their favourite videos on the bigger screen, by simply firing up the YouTubeTM app or access tons of apps via Google PlayTM, enjoying the freedom to balance work and play seamlessly at the same time.
- Secure Shopping with Samsung Pay
With Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, users can now enjoy the seamless convenience from making payments on-the-go. Protected by defense-grade Samsung Knox4 security platform, consumers can pay with a peace of mind knowing that their credit/debit card information are safe while attackers, viruses, and malware are kept at bay. Transactions are also further secured with the Iris Scanner on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. With Samsung’s proprietary Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology, together with Near Field Communication (NFC), consumers can also pay almost anywhere7 with Samsung Pay. Users can also easily make payments on-the-go with the Gear S3 without having to bring their smartphones out with them8.
Local Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available from 29 April at the recommended retail price of $1,148 and $1,298 respectively (inclusive of GST). Available in colour options of Maple Gold, Midnight Black and Orchid Gray, the devices will be available at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores (Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Hachi, Harvey Norman and Newstead), authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore.
Accompanying the Galaxy S8 and S8+, each box will come packed with in-box accessories including:
- High-performance Earphones Tuned by AKG by Harman in Titanium Gray
- Travel Adaptor
- Data Cable
- USB Connector
- Ejection Pin
From 29 April to 31 May 20179, Samsung will be holding island wide launch promotions for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Customers who purchase a Galaxy S8 or S8+ can enjoy 20% off their purchase of any original Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ accessories or purchase a Starter Kit (includes a Wireless Charger Stand, Micro USB Cable, Clear Cover and Screen Protector) at a discounted price of $98 (U.P. $168)10.
The launch promotion will be available at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores (Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Hachi, Harvey Norman and Newstead), authorised mobile retailers and Samsung Experience Stores.
The following Galaxy S8 and S8+ accessories will also be available to complement the devices:
- Clear View Standing Cover, RRP $68
- LED View Cover, RRP $78
- Alcantara Cover, RRP $68
- Starter Kit, RRP $168
- Earphones Tuned by AKG by Harman (Available in Titanium Gray and Burgundy), RRP $148
With the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the devices will be included as the new eligible products for Samsung Concierge, Samsung’s service programme developed specifically for its customers in Singapore. Providing all-round convenience and assurance for Galaxy smartphone users, Samsung Concierge offers customers a suite of premium value-added services, including benefits such as yearly device upgrade, one-to-one exchange, on-site servicing or repair, discounted out-of-warranty repairs and data switching assistance for a one-time payment (per device) of $38 (inclusive of GST).
Consumers who have previously purchased the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge with Samsung Concierge will be eligible for the yearly upgrade to either the Galaxy S8 or S8+ with their upgrade penalty fee waived if they intend to make the upgrade through their respective telecommunication operator11. Users who purchased the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge and Samsung Concierge from Samsung Experience Stores12 will get to enjoy a $350 off when upgrading to the Galaxy S8 or S8+.
Samsung Concierge will be available for purchase at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores (Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Hachi, Harvey Norman and Newstead) and Samsung Experience Stores. For more information on Samsung Concierge, please visit http://www.samsung.com/sg/samsungconcierge/.
For more information on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and Galaxy Plus, please refer to:
1 Voucher terms and conditions apply.
2 Terms and conditions apply, see Lazada Singapore website for details.
3 Galaxy S8: 146.5mm (5.8”) & Galaxy S8+: 158.1mm (6.2”), where screen is measured diagonally as full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners.
4 Samsung Knox received the most ‘Strong’ ratings of any mobile security platform in the report “Mobile Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms” from Garter, Inc. The report, published on April 6, 2016, compared the core of security features built into twelve mobile device platforms as well as enterprise management capabilities. Source of data: https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-knox-receives-most-strong-ratings-of-anysecurity-platform-in-gartner-report-mobile-device-security-a-comparision-of-platforms.
5 Dust & Water Resistant (IP68 rating) means that the device is protected against entry of solid foreign objects, and harmful ingress of static fresh water at up to 1.5 metres, for up to 30 minutes, under certain defined test conditions. According to accredited test results; individual results may vary. Note: IP68 rating does not mean that the device is waterproof.
6 Wireless charger sold separately.
7 Availability almost anywhere is based on compatibility of Samsung Pay on MST and/or NFC payment terminals, with some supported for use only after software upgrades. Samsung Pay is exclusive to selected Samsung Galaxy smartphones and smartwatches only, and available across all participating payment networks, banks, and merchants. Availability may vary, please check www.samsung.com/sg/samsungpay for updates.
8 Use of Samsung Pay on Gear requires installation of Samsung Gear app on compatible smartphone, and certain features may require Bluetooth® connectivity to the smartphone and network connectivity of the connected smartphone. Samsung Pay on Gear does not support all functionality available on Samsung Pay for smartphones.
9 Promotion period may vary between Telecommunication Operators. Please check Operator stores for more details.
10 Launch promotions cannot be used concurrently with other promotions.
11 The yearly upgrade is subject to eligibility and fulfilment of the respective telecommunication operators’ terms and conditions and Samsung Concierge Service Agreement.
12 The yearly upgrade is subject to eligibility and fulfilment of the respective Samsung Experience Stores’ terms and conditions and Samsung Concierge Service Agreement.