Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ coming to the U.S. on July 21

If you were looking for something a bit different in the color of your next phone, Samsung is adding the Coral Blue version of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to their lineup in the U.S. market. We are used to seeing carrier exclusive phones, but in the case of the Coral Blue Galaxy S8 devices, the exclusivity is extended to a retailer – Best Buy – as well as Samsung themselves. The new color will be available for purchase starting this Friday, July 21.

If you pick up the new device from Best Buy, you will have the option of carrier-specific versions for Verizon, AT&T or Sprint as well as the unlocked version. Through their Samsung.com online store, the unlocked Coral Blue version will also be available from the manufacturer.

Sweetening the pot even more, Samsung indicates that purchases made at Best Buy between July 21st and July 29th may qualify a buyer for up to $400 off the retail price. Best Buy has not yet posted the details regarding this special promotion, but with that much of a potential discount it should definitely be something you check into if you are thinking of buying a new phone in the next week or so.

Although not as extensive, Samsung is also offering a promotional deal that can yield savings of $150 off the retail price of the Coral Blue and Midnight Black versions of the Galaxy S8 phones. Samsung will also accept trade-ins to help offset the cost even more.

Samsung says matching cases for Coral Blue will be available as well.

Buy it now: Best Buy, Samsung

source: Samsung


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.