It seems that the relations between Microsoft and Samsung are very good as the software giant has received a Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Microsoft Edition.
Specs-wise, the two Samsung Galaxy smartphones are the same. Microsoft just made some changes at the software level. They still run on Android, so no Windows Phone if you wondered. It’ll come with the Microsoft Launcher, so an interface made by Microsoft.
Microsoft also pre-loaded several productivity-oriented tools including Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, as well as the Cortana virtual assistant powered by AI, which is pretty important, because Bixby is not as good as Microsoft’s assistant.
Price-wise, the unlocked Microsoft Edition Samsung Galaxy S8 can be acquired for $724, while Verizon and AT&T’s variants cost $720 and $749, respectively. Meanwhile, the unlocked Microsoft Edition Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has a price tag of $824, whereas the two carrier models cost $840 and $849.