Galaxy S8 pre-order

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ pre-orders in Malaysia start 11 April, prices from MYR3,299

As revealed by Lee Jui Siang, Samsung Malaysia Electronics Mobile and IT Business Unit VP, in New York, Samsung Malaysia has officially announced that pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Malaysia will start on 11 April 2017. Prices for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are MYR3,299 and MYR3,699 respectively.

Three colour variants will be available, namely Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Maple Gold. Samsung will likely introduce other colours further down the line as a sustenance strategy for the device, until the next flagship.

The global release date of the S8 flagship is slated for 21 April. For Malaysians, we’ll have to wait just a little longer – 5 May to be exact.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Pre-order special

Alongside the official pricing, Samsung also announced mouth-watering bundles as part of the pre-order promo. The bundle includes a Limited Edition Starter Kit (clear screen protector, clear cover, wireless stand and USB Type-C cable); a 5,100mAh Battery Pack and Samsung Protection Plus. The Samsung Protection Pack gives you 1-year screen crack warranty (a one-time replacement) and an additional 1-year warranty. The pre-order bundle is worth over MYR900.

Galaxy S8 pre-order bundle

Comparatively, the Malaysian bundle is different from the ones offered by telcos in the US though, as I covered here. For example, Verizon offers a free Gear VR with Controller and Oculus content pack. You can also opt for a USD99 Experience Box with Gear VR and Controller, Harman Kardon headphones, and a 256GB microSD card.

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The absence of the new Gear VR with Controller might also mean it won’t be coming to Malaysia at the same time as the S8 flagships on 5 May.

How to pre-order

Pre-order starts from 10AM, 11 April till 11:59PM on 13 April. You’ll need to drop a MYR300 deposit via debit or credit card on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 pre-order page. Select your preferred colour and pick-up location of your device. As a pre-order customer, you’ll get your device a day earlier than the official launch – 4 May.

Telcos and participating retailers online and offline, have pre-order offers incoming too. Already, Maxis and Senheng have a register-for-interest page up-and-running.

Samsung Galaxy S8

As a refresher, the stunning new Galaxy S8 and S8+ boast the all-new Infinity Display. A bezel-less, edge-to-edge design that also marks the first time ever Samsung has done without a physical home button. The Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch QHD+ display. Those wanting more will love the 6.2-inch QHD+ display on the S8+.

Both share identical underpinnings. This includes the top-of-the-line 10nm 64-bit Exynos 8895 processor or Snapdragon 835 (region dependent). Memory-wise, both get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. Storage expansion is made possible through microSD (up to 256GB) via its hybrid dual-SIM tray.

In the optics department, Samsung pretty much left everything intact from the S7/S7 edge. The excellent 12MP f/1.7 Dual Pixel camera is retained. On the front though, Samsung upgraded the selfie shooter a couple of notches to 8MP f/1.7.

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The Galaxy S8 and S8+ pack 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh non-removable battery respectively. Both feature IP68 dust- and water-resistance, Adaptive Fast Charging over USB Type-C, as well as wireless charging.

Impressed? Convinced? Pre-order here.

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