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Hours left until Samsung S8, S8+ pre-orders with free Gear VR end

If you want to claim Samsung’s free Gear VR headset when you pre-order its S8 and S8+, there’s now less than 36 hours before the deal ends.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones have proven to be, in Samsung’s terms, smash hits with pre-orders reportedly breaking records set by the S7 models.

With glowingly solid reviews, alongside a video speedtest showing more powerful performance than Android competitors, there’s no question that the Galaxy S8 is the Android handset of the moment.

With its ‘infinity’ screen proving its most powerfully visual feature, along with three quarters of the Bixby Intelligent Assistant, USB-C, headphone jack, octa-core processor, IP68 protection and tons more, Samsung still has one more tempter up its sleeve in the hope you’ll decide it’s worth upgrading NOW.

That, of course, is Samsung’s Gear VR headset, which finally adds the same style of Wii-like controller seen with Google’s DayDream VR headset that initially only paired with its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

At approx 2.21pm AEST, I took a screenshot from Samsung’s email to those on its smartphone email list showing 33 hours, 37 minutes and 57 seconds to go before the "pre-order" timeframe ends, and you can simply go into most appropriate retail phone stores and simply buy one at retail.

S8 pre order

Samsung clearly wants to give you every chance possible to not just get the G8 and G8+ goodness, but also to grasp to reality of a free Gear VR headset for your soon-to-be goggled noggin.

The Gear VR headset will otherwise sell for $199 once the promotional period ends, so if you see a G8 or G8+ in your near future, you may wish to go google-eyed over the free Gear VR promotion so you score one, rather than having to pay extra.

The offer ends at “11.59PM (AEDT) 27 April 2017,” with full details at this Samsung PDF file here

Gear VR


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Alex Zaharov-Reutt

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