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Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ from Optus

by Online Community Manager
Posted by (Online Community Manager)
30th Mar 2017, 9:39am
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Ready for a ground-breaking smartphone experience?

 

The hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is now available to pre-order from Optus.

 

Available in two screen sizes (5.8” and 6.2”) the latest Galaxy smartphones from Samsung push boundaries like never before with their revolutionary infinity super AMOLED display, advanced cameras and IP68 certification for water and dust resistance.

 

Keen to hear more? Here are the top features and benefits of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+:

 

Infinity display

 

Marvel at the big, beautiful infinity display on the 5.8” Samsung Galaxy S8 and 6.2” S8+. Each handset boasts Samsung’s highest resolution smartphone screens ever and with their stunning super AMOLED display, colours appear brighter, bolder and truly come alive.   

 

Advanced cameras

 

Enjoy a huge 12MP rear camera on both the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The rear lens comes with Dual Pixel technology, allowing you to auto-focus in as little as 0.2 seconds*. On the front, you’ll find an impressive 8MP camera complete with smart auto-focus for spectacular selfies every time.

 

Water and dust resistant

 

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are sealed from the inside so you don’t have to worry if they get wet. Both phones can handle a proper dunk, up to 1.5 metres for 30 minutes to be precise and are dust-resistant too**.

 

Fast charging

 

Both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ come complete with fast-charging capabilities too, so you can quickly juice them up via USB charger or wirelessly*** in no time.

 

For full specs, take a look at the tables below:

 

Samsung Galaxy S8

 

Display

5.8” Infinity display with QuadHD+ resolution

Rear Camera

12MP Dual Pixel camera

Front Camera

8MP

Processor

Exynos 9 Octa-Core Chip 

2.3GHz + 1.7GHz

Colour

Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Maple Gold

Memory

64GB (Approx. 52GB accessible). Expandable up to 256GB with microSD card
Please note: MicroSD card sold separately

Operating System

7.0

 

Samsung Galaxy S8+

 

Display

6.2” Infinity display with QuadHD+ resolution

Rear Camera

12MP Dual Pixel camera

Front Camera

8MP

Processor

Exynos 9 Octa-Core Chip 

2.3GHz + 1.7GHz

Colour

Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Maple Gold

Memory

64GB (Approx. 52GB accessible). Expandable up to 256GB with microSD card
Please note: MicroSD card sold separately

Operating System

7.0

 

Ready to pre-order your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+? Just head to our pre-order page here to check out our plans and pricing.

 

 

 

*Time may vary due to conditions.

 

**Samsung Galaxy S8 provides ingress protection (IP68) against dust and water to a maximum of 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes. See http://www.samsung.com/au/pdf/IP68.pdf2 for details regarding proper care/use of device.

Max of 1.5m/up to 30 mins.

 

***Compatible wireless charging pad sold separately

Comments
Nknk
by Frequent Visitor Nknk
Friday

I think it's pretty poor when you take the time to pre order the Galaxy S8 plus three weeks in advance... arrange to be home for delivery, only to have star track not even bother to try to deliver it to me. It went straight to Australia Post... guess I'll get it Monday or whenever Aus Post decide to deliver it.

 

Takes the shine off it for sure.

AlexRH
by Moderator AlexRH
Saturday

@Nknk Oh no Smiley Sad That's not right at all! I'm so sorry that this happened, did they just leave a missed delivery card stating which Post Office it was redirected to? 

Nknk
by Frequent Visitor Nknk
Saturday

No delivery card Smiley Sad

 

star track tracking says on board with driver for delivery at 10.44am and then delivered at 10.59am, direct to the post office.  We are 20 mins out of the city... I had to find Aus Post tracking to see where it was delivered, and it's a transfer office where you can't pick it up!

 

This has happened before I'm afraid, hubby and I have been with Optus for years, and new phone delivery has never been smooth or fast since we moved to Hobart.  However, I never pre ordered a new phone before so although it was disappointing, it wasn't as annoying as this Smiley Mad

 

For the record, when we lived in Melbourne it was great, just not since we moved to Hobart.

 

thanks for the response Alex, I appreciate that you are listening, even if there is nothing you can do Smiley Indifferent

AlexRH
by Moderator AlexRH
Saturday

@Nknk Can definitely appreciate that this would be more than frustrating, I'm so sorry.

Please let us know if you're needing a hand, we're here to help! 

CHIP11
by New Member CHIP11
Sunday

I did preorder on 1st april at Optus store and expected that my samsung will come on 21st. But what happened was the Optus member, they told me to come on the next day because of several reasons that their products ain't ready yet. so i came on 22nd and ask for my samsung, and the member told me there are currently only 3 samsung and your name is not in it and try to come again on monday for the next shipment. I went really mad in fact that their services are super really sucks and have no loyalty on the customer. Now is 23rd, and i wish my samsung will be coming tommorow, otherwise, i might cancel out my order.

Scott_M
by Moderator Scott_M
Sunday

Hi @CHIP11, the pre-orders are send out in large volumes so sorry yours is not available yet at the store. They were to be delivered from 21st  and are sent out in order of receipt. The Store will call you when they get the batch with your order attached. Sorry for any invconvenience. 

swhibb
by Occasional Contributor swhibb
Sunday

I am sorry but this has been less than alright for me. I have never pre-ordered before and may never again.

 

Star Trak are hopeless! I got a message from Optus saying my phone was in transit at midday on Thursday. Optus then decided to activate my new contract, without me having the phone, and put through activation of music and tv free data. I got sms messages for that so I was confused and rang them, they said my phone would be delivered tomorrow so they were doing it then. Well......my phone progressed to Sydney DFPC at 7.22pm Thursday night.

 

It has been there ever since. I live 9 hrs north of Sydney (yet 2 hrs south of Brisbane), which means they send it to their Star Track depot in Lismore, then to me. Another 1.5 hrs from Lismore. Are you kidding me? I ordered at midnight on the 31st with a temp number and an official email on the 4th April. How the heck would I be left out and not even getting it MONDAY like I thought being classed regional. Yet, Optus activate my new contract Thursday arvo?

 

I am pretty disappointed as Tuesday is a holiday and Wednesday I won't be here as my Hubby has to be at Hospital up the coast in the morning. So unless they haven't updated it in their tracking/scanning, then they didn't send it up north on a totally different truck to deliveries than the courier people. What a disaster. Telstra's modem with the same company came to me within 2 days.

 

AlexRH
by Moderator AlexRH
yesterday

Hey @swhibb, appreciate that this is frustrating and concerning - I apologise for that Smiley Sad

If you can PM us once you've received your handset, we'd be more than happy to look into this further for you from our end. 

DayBlossom
by Member DayBlossom
yesterday

My order has been stuck on this since Friday: We're waiting for your item to arrive at our warehouse. You will receive an SMS when it is dispatched. You can check the status here or call us on 1800 555 295 for anything else.

 

I would like an update,  because I officially preordered on 31st of March but my official order number was 7th of April.  I desperately need the preordered phone soon since my current Sony will be going to my partner who needs a phone since his is broken. Since job agency and his own photography company. 

Jax_K
by Moderator Jax_K
yesterday

Hey @DayBlossom, I've responded to your PM. Just letting you know though we don't have an ETR sorry. Best to monitor the Optus tracking site. Alternatively you're welcome to give the team a call on 1800 555 295.