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Press Release -- March 29th, 2017
Source: Sprint Nextel

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ Available April 21; HPUE-enabled Smartphones Boast Best-Ever Sprint Network Coverage and Faster Data Speeds

Pre-Order and Receive Special One-Time Deals

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ from Sprint beginning tomorrow, March 30 at

The new smartphones will be available in stores, at and 1-800-Sprint1on April 21. GS8 has a 5.8” display while GS8+ has a 6.2” display and both devices will be available in Midnight Black, Arctic Silver and Orchid Gray.

Looking for flexibility and a new phone in a year? Lease GS8 for $31.25 per month for 18 months or lease GS8+ for $35.42 per month for 18 months. For a limited time, pre-order Samsung Galaxy S8 with Sprint and upgrade any time after 12 lease payments to the latest Galaxy smartphone.[1]

Samsung Galaxy S8 will also be available from Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA on April 21.

Special Offer from Samsung Just for Pre-Ordering
Pre-order customers can choose from one of these offers from Samsung:

  • Get a FREE Gear VR bundle (valued at $179): includes a Gear VR with Controller, Oculus Bonus Content and Samsung Rewards Experience.
  • Or, choose an Immersive Gear VR Experience bundle for $99 that comes with premium headphones and 256GB memory card.[2]

Sprint Amazing Sweepstakes
For a limited time, enter the Sprint Amazing Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Samsung home entertainment package (valued at $6,300) or one of 22 daily Galaxy S8 accessory packages (valued at $230).

  • Grand prize:65” Q8C Curved QLED TV and Dolby Atmos sound bar
  • 22 Daily Prizes:Fast Charge Battery Pack (5.1A), Samsung Wireless Charging Pad, and a Level U Active Noise Cancelling Headset

Go to for all the details.[3]

Sprint’s Network Gets Even Better
Samsung GS8 and GS8+ are both HPUE-enabled (High Performance User Equipment) smartphones. HPUE makes the Sprint network experience even better with increased coverage, more capacity and faster speeds on capable devices. HPUE-enabled smartphones are designed to give customers a better overall experience with streaming videos, mobile gaming and other online apps and services. HPUE can extend Sprint’s 2.5GHz coverage by up to 30 percent to nearly match its midband 1.9GHz spectrum performance, including indoors where the majority of wireless traffic is generated.

HPUE-enabled smartphones, including Samsung Galaxy S8 and
Samsung Galaxy S8+, are designed to give customers a better overall experience with streaming videos, mobile gaming and other online apps and services.

With an average of 204MHz of spectrum and more than 160MHz of 2.5GHz spectrum in the top 100 U.S. markets, Sprint has more spectrum than any other carrier across the nation, allowing Sprint to keep adding the capacity and speed needed to serve customers’ increasing demand for unlimited data.

Infinity Screen, Smart Camera
Samsung’s new flagship smartphones come packed with must-have features including a stunning infinity screen with near bezel-less design providing a large screen in the least amount of space. They are the first HDR-certified smartphones, providing superior color, contrast and brightness which means you can watch shows and films the way they were meant to be seen. The big screen allows users to easily open multiple windows and truly multitask.

GS8 and GS8+ also feature Bixby, an intelligent interface that enables users to navigate through services and apps easily. Featuring an advanced autofocus front and rear camera, GS8 and GS8+ produce clearer, more detailed selfies and the ability to take great photos even in low light.

Additional features of GS8 and GS8+ include offline-to-online shopping, integrated QR code reader, text translator, IP68-water resistant, 10NM processor, 64GB internal memory, and micro SD card support.

For more details, please visit

[1] For 18 months for well-qualified customer with new-line activation or eligible upgrade. GS8 SRP – $750; GS8+ SRP – $850. Early termination results in remaining balance due. Monthly lease payment excludes taxes. Subject to $30 activation fee. Early Upgrade: Req. active line thru time of upgrade with min. 12 consecutive monthly service plan payments, new phone Lease Agreement, acct. in good standing, & give back of current eligible device in good & functional condition. After upgrade, remaining unbilled lease payments are waived. Upgrade does not include same generation model Galaxy, must be next generation Galaxy.
[2] From 3/30/17 – 4/20/17, purchase a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ & follow the instructions to submit Offer Claim Form & purchase receipt online. While supplies last. Additional Restrictions apply.
[3] No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. CT Thursday, March 30, 2017, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT Thursday, April 20, 2017. For complete Official Rules, including entry instructions and prize details, visit Sponsor: Sprint Communications Company L.P.

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