Following its last year’s partnership, Redmond is offering the latest Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ devices via Microsoft Store. The Android flagship is now available for pre-order.
Called Galaxy S9/S9+ “Microsoft Edition,” these devices come pre-loaded with Microsoft applications. In recent past, the company has really pushed forward its cross-platform app development plans and this move is a part of the same. This strategy becomes even more important as the company’s own Windows Phone efforts have tanked.
The store listing is offering the unlocked versions of both the devices. They come with the famous Microsoft Launcher that lets you access documents, calendar, and activities through a personalized feed. Moreover, tapping on a file in Android screen opens it on a PC.
The other Microsoft apps available are Office 365, Cortana digital assistant, Skype, Edge browser, Outlook, etc.
Apart from the Microsoft apps, the rest of the phone remains the same. There are no additional branding and hardware changes.
While Galaxy S9 is available for $719.99, S9+ costs $838.88. Microsoft is also offering an exchange off up to $350 for your old smartphone.
These devices are expected to launch on 16th March. You can also grab them at Microsoft’s brick and mortar stores as well.