Target’s Galaxy S8 pre-order deals will include free Gear VR and coupons, starting April 2

There’s still no stopping the Samsung Galaxy S8 leak bonanza, even though things have gotten a teensy bit repetitive and frankly tiresome of late, with the newest information spill however revealing two important details.

First, while we always figured introductory deals were guaranteed, especially after hearing about a somewhat steep pricing structure, it’s only now that we see a major retailer lay its cards on the table.

According to an unofficial but clearly legit promotional Target flyer, the second-largest discount store in the US will give away free Gear VR headsets, $100 gift cards and additional $150 coupons with Galaxy S8 and S8+ pre-orders.

We’re obviously talking about that recently refreshed Gear VR edition with a separate controller bundled in, typically worth $129.99, while those two Target vouchers apparently require activation on Verizon, AT&T or Sprint device payment plans.

At first glance, the freebie collection may feel underwhelming compared to some of LG G6’s US carrier deals, although it totals a hefty $380 value. What’s important to remember is this is just one retailer’s plan, with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and even Samsung itself likely to offer special savings of their own.

Oh, and by the way, Target will purportedly open pre-sales as early as April 2, which may well be the bigger story here. An April 7 pre-order start was rumored the other day, but we’re guessing it merely applied to Korea. Wait, does this mean actual shipping could perhaps begin before April 18 stateside? It’s definitely not out of the question.

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