The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally coming to Malaysia. Retailing at RM3,299 and RM3,699 respectively, the pre-order for these devices will start tomorrow, 11 April 2017 from Samsung Malaysia and selected retailers. If you who do not wish to pay the full price, you may pre-order these latest smartphones from our local telcos – Maxis, Celcom, Digi and U Mobile, at a subsidised price.
All four major telcos in Malaysia have already started teasing the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Maxis’ teaser only say “coming soon”, but since Celcom, Digi and U Mobile have already stated that the preorder will start on 11 April 2017, Maxis’ one should be the same too.
Sadly, none of the telcos have unveiled their plans yet, but it should be similar to what they are currently offering for existing Android smartphones. Maxis usually offers smartphones with Zerolution, or with a 24 months contract plan tied to its MaxisONE plan 98/128/158/188 postpaid plans. Celcom’s phone bundle plans are usually tied to a 24-month contract under its First Platinum or First Gold Plus plan. U Mobile offers phones under a 24-month contract tied to its Ultimate Device plans, or a UPackage Instalment plan, and finally, Digi usually offer phones tied to its Digi Postpaid 78/108/138 postpaid plans.
Both Celcom and U Mobile have stated that their pre-order will offer the same freebies as Samsung Malaysia, including a Starter Kit, a 5100mAh battery pack, and Samsung Protection Plus, worth RM900 altogether. The Starter Kit consists of a clear cover, screen protector, a wireless charging stand, and an additional USB Type C cable. The Samsung Care Plus package covers electrical and mechanical breakdowns, accidental damage, and offers an additional one-year extended warranty. On top of that, there is also a one-year screen crack protection that allows for one time replacement for accidental damage claim.
If you wish to pre-order from our local telcos, do stay tuned to their website stay updated – Maxis, Celcom, Digi and U Mobile. Meanwhile, check out our hands on post to find out more about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.