While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is now available to pre-order, if you want to save yourself a bit of money, you can pick up a good deal on last years Galaxy S8. Right now the Samsung Galaxy S8 is available in Midnight Black for $599 on Amazon. That’s $125 off the regular price. Given that the S8 has its Android Oreo update rolling out, complete with Samsung Experience 9 of the Galaxy S9, you really getting close to the same device for a lot less.
The 5.8″ Galaxy S8 is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor running four cores at 2.3GHz and the other four running at 1.9GHz. It is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD card. The display renders at 2960 x 1440 QuadHD with an impressive 571 PPI. Powering all of it is a 3000mAh battery which is charged with inductive charging.
Camera wise, the rear shooter is a 12MP camera with OIS and has a f/1.7 aperture. On the front is an 8MP camera. The S8 is IPS68 rating meaning it is water and dust proof.
As mentioned, the Android Oreo update is rolling out to the unlocked variants of the phone so you should have it available once you open up the phone or within a few days.
There is no indication if this is a temporary price or a permanent price change on the Samsung Galaxy S8. To get more details, head over to Amazon.