Samsung Galaxy S8 now available in ‘Microsoft Edition’ as well

Posted 30 March 2017 18:19 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Microsoft today announced it will sell customized versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. The software giant will sell the phones only in its brick and mortar stores in the United States. The phones come with customizations from Microsoft that are applied when the device is unboxed and connected to Wifi inside the store.

According to Microsoft it will add a “best-in-class productivity experience with Microsoft applications such as Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook and so on”.

Likely the phones are regular Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones that have something installed that automatically downloads Microsoft’s Android apps. Regular Samsung Galaxy S8(+) already have Office, OneDrive and Skype installed, the Microsoft Edition phones will at least add Cortana and Outlook.

The Microsoft Edition phones are available for pre-order now and start shipping on April 21, only in Microsoft store locations within the United States. The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be sold at $749.99, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ will cost $849.99.

It’s unclear whether the Microsoft Edition of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will also become available in other countries. settings

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