It has been just three weeks since the much-talked-about Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage was officially confirmed. The 128GB variant is currently sold in select markets like South Korea and China. Samsung may not be launching the 6GB variant in the US, but the Hong Kong variant of the handset could work with some network operators in the country.

Galaxy S8+ 6GB Hong Kong variant releasing soon

During the launch of Samsung Pay, the company shared that the 6GB model of the Galaxy S8+ would also retail in Hong Kong. The unlocked model of the handset is slated to hit the country on May 25.

The twist in the tale is that consumers in the US would be able to use the handset as well on T-Mobile and AT&T.

That’s right! Samsung confirmed that the 6GB model of the device could be used in other countries. This news will be welcomed by consumers in the United States who were hankering for the higher memory variant of the device. The 128GB option with the 6GB of RAM on board will likely become listed for purchase on eBay soon, which means even if you’re in the US, you could buy the device.

How much will this variant cost?

Samsung has not detailed the pricing for the 128GB with 6GB of RAM variant of the Galaxy S8+. However, the device is not expected to come cheap and will be upward of $850 in all probability. This price may increase further for consumers in the US who will possibly be able to purchase the handset from eBay.

Moreover, consumers may also have to shell out extra for international shipping if they buy the Hong Kong variant of the device from online marketplaces.

Galaxy S8+ US availability

The 64 GB variant of the Samsung flagship is available in three colors namely Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, and Orchid Gray. AT&T’s variant of the device is priced at $850 outright.

Users can purchase the device with a monthly installment of $35.42 for two years.

Those eyeing the Verizon variant of the handset will have to shell out $840 for the unlocked model. Postpaid subscribers can also pay $35 each month for two years. Both T-Mobile and Sprint are offering the unlocked smartphone for $850. The smartphone recently went up for pre-order on B&H and is also available at Best Buy.

The Galaxy S8+ is more popular of the two Samsung flagships, and this is likely due to its bigger screen. The initial sales of the smartphones are promising, and the South Korean OEM shared that the two have already broken pre-sale records of the predecessors.

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