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Unlocked versions of Samsung's Galaxy S8 are up for pre-order

The handsets start at $725 and will go on sale May 31st.

Want one of Samsung's lithe new S8 handsets but want to pick your own carrier? Awesome, because pre-orders have opened for unlocked versions of the nigh-bezel-free phone. In our review, mobile editor Chris Velazco proposed that the devices could almost make you forget about Samsung's fiery news from last year.

"The S8 siblings are impeccably built, thoughtfully designed devices," he said last month. "It's not hard to look at these smartphones as the first steps on a road to redemption, and after a week of testing, I can confidently say these are two of the best smartphones money can buy."

Speaking of dinero, the unlocked handsets will set you back $724.99 and $824.99 for the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch models, respectively. Pre-ordering from Best Buy and directly through Samsung today will net you a device when it becomes available this May 31st.

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