Best Buy has today commenced sales of the unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the United States. The handsets are priced at $724.99 and $824.99, respectively, and are only available in the (slightly boring) Midnight Black hue.

Obviously, there aren’t any differences between the unlocked model of the Galaxy S8 and the version you’d pick up through, say, AT&T. The only thing you’re gaining by opting for this variant is the facility to switch carriers as and when you please.

For those in need of a refresher, the Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch Infinity Display, an Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 processor, a 12MP rear-facing camera, an 8MP front-facing shooter and a 3,000mAh battery.

The Galaxy S8+, which is actually our preferred device, is almost identical to the regular Galaxy S8; however, it has a slightly larger 6.2-inch Infinity Display and a beefier 3,500mAh cell.

On a related note, Best Buy also confirmed that it’s started shipping the unlocked Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to all customers who pre-ordered a unit. Deliveries should arrive by the end of the week.

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