HPUE-capable GS8 and GS8 + bring better network coverage and faster data speeds

March 31, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 31, 2017 - To celebrate this week’s launch of Samsung Galaxy S8, Sprint (NYSE:S) is bringing back the innovative Galaxy Forever annual upgrade program. With every preorder, Sprint gives customers the ability to easily upgrade to the latest Galaxy after just 12 monthly lease payments with Galaxy Forever.

Participating in Galaxy Forever is flexible, simple and easy:

  1. Preorder GS8 at www.sprint.com/GS8 by selecting to lease GS8 for $31.25 per month or GS8+ for $35.42 per month1
  2. After 12 monthly payments, upgrade to the latest Galaxy, exclusively from Sprint. No need to sign up or pay extra – Galaxy Forever is included in all preorders.
  3. Customers have several choices at the conclusion of the 18-month lease term – they can upgrade to any smartphone, buy their current phone with Sprint’s convenient purchase option or simply continue paying month-to-month.

“Our customers tell us they want the ability to have the latest, most popular smartphone in their pocket every year,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “Sprint is incredibly excited to offer Galaxy Forever making it easier than ever to get Samsung’s newest technology without any fuss or hassle. No other carrier makes annual upgrades this simple.”

Preordering is available now and is best way to secure GS8 and GS8+ at launch. Both new smartphones will be available in stores, at sprint.com and 1-800-Sprint1 on April 21. Sprint offers three color options – Midnight Black, Arctic Silver and Orchid Gray. Plus, when you pre-order, get a FREE Gear VR bundle including a Gear VR w/ Controller, Oculus Bonus Content and Samsung Rewards Experience (valued at $179).2

Sprint Amazing Sweepstakes

Here’s another great reason to buy GalaxyS8 and S8+ from Sprint – for a limited time, enter the Sprint Amazing Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Samsung home entertainment package (valued at $6,300) or one of 22 daily Galaxy S8 accessory packages (valued at $230).3

  • Grand prize: 65-inch Q8C Curved QLED TV and Dolby Atmos sound bar
  • 22 daily prizes: Fast Charge Battery Pack (5.1A), Samsung Wireless Charging Pad, and a Level U Active Noise Cancelling headset

Go to sprint.com/s8sweeps for all the details.

Sprint’s Network Gets Even Better

Samsung GS8 and GS8+ are both HPUE-enabled (High Performance User Equipment) smartphones. HPUE makes the Sprint network experience even better with increased coverage, more capacity and faster speeds on capable devices. HPUE-enabled smartphones are designed to give customers a better overall experience with streaming videos, mobile gaming and other online apps and services. HPUE can extend Sprint’s 2.5GHz coverage by up to 30 percent to nearly match its midband 1.9GHz spectrum performance, including indoors where the majority of wireless traffic is generated.

With an average of 204MHz of spectrum and more than 160MHz of 2.5GHz spectrum in the top 100 U.S. markets, Sprint has more spectrum than any other carrier across the nation, allowing Sprint to keep adding the capacity and speed needed to serve customers’ increasing demand for unlimited data.

Infinity Screen, Smart Camera

Samsung’s new flagship smartphones come packed with must-have features including a stunning infinity screen with near bezel-less design providing a large screen in the least amount of space. They are the first HDR-certified smartphones, providing superior color, contrast and brightness which means you can watch shows and films the way they were meant to be seen. The big screen allows users to easily open multiple windows and truly multitask.

GS8 and GS8+ also feature Bixby, an intelligent interface that enables users to navigate through services and apps easily. Featuring an advanced autofocus front and rear camera, GS8 and GS8+ produce clearer, more detailed selfies and the ability to take great photos even in low light. Additional features of GS8 and GS8+ include offline-to-online shopping, integrated QR code reader, text translator, IP68-water resistant, 10NM processor, 64GB internal memory, and micro SD card support.

For more details, please visit www.sprint.com/gs8.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 59.5 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2016, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1 For 18 months for well-qualified customer with new-line activation or eligible upgrade. GS8 SRP - $750; GS8+ SRP - $850. Early termination results in remaining balance due. Monthly lease payment excludes taxes. Subject to $30 activation fee. Early Upgrade: Requires active line thru time of upgrade with minimum 12 consecutive monthly service plan payments, new phone Lease Agreement, account in good standing, and give back of current eligible device in good and functional condition. After upgrade, remaining unbilled lease payments are waived. Upgrade does not include same generation model Galaxy, must be next generation Galaxy.

2 From March 30, 2017, through April 20, 2017, purchase a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ and follow the instructions to submit Offer Claim Form and purchase receipt online. While supplies last. Additional restrictions apply.

3 No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. CT Thursday, March 30, 2017, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT Thursday, April 20, 2017. For complete Official Rules, including entry instructions and prize details, visit www.sprint.com/S8sweeps. Sponsor: Sprint Communications Company L.P.

4 Savings until March 31, 2018; then $60/mo. for line 1, $40/mo. for line 2, and $30/mo. lines 3-4. Compared to Verizon Unlimited and AT&T Unlimited Plus rate plans. HD video streams at up to 1080p, music at up to 1.5Mbps, gaming streams at up to 8Mbps. Data deprioritization during congestion. Pricing shown with $5/mo./line AutoPay discount applied within two invoices. Requires eBill and new account activation. Taxes, surcharges and restrictions apply.

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Media Contact:
Michelle Leff Mermelstein
703-592-8357
michelle.leff@sprint.com