Microsoft Store today starts selling Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones online. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced its partnership with Samsung to sell Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Microsoft Edition devices at Microsoft Store retail locations in the US. The two devices have been available in brick and mortar Microsoft stores across the US since April, but for some reason they’re only now making their online debut.
Microsoft Store is offering both unlocked and carrier devices from AT&T and Verizon networks. We also noticed from the listing that Microsoft is now promoting its new Microsoft Launcher app for Android devices.
Microsoft Launcher, available from the Google Play store, gives you the ability access your calendar, documents, and recent activities in your personalized feed. You can even open photos, docs, and webpages on your Windows PC with a Microsoft account or work/school account, so you can be productive across all your devices. A single tap on a file in the Android home screen feed will trigger it to launch on a PC, allowing you to work seamlessly between your Android phone and Windows computer.
Microsoft store will be offering $150 off the unlocked S8 and S8+ as part of its Black Friday promotion, so if you’re after either of those perhaps you should hold back some more and grab them then.
Microsoft is offering you a choice of unlocked models or ones built for AT&T and Verizon. The unlocked S8 is priced at $724.99, the Verizon model is $720, while AT&T’s iteration will set you back $749.99. The S8+ is $824.99 unlocked, $840 for Verizon, and $849.99 for AT&T.
As part of the customization, Microsoft installed their productivity applications such as Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook and more.