Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Launched in India

Goes on sale on May 5th

by: - Last updated on: April 19th, 2017

Samsung has launched the much awaited Galaxy S8 and the S8+ at the Unboxing event in India. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 62,600 while the S8+ is priced at Rs 69,000 (MRP). Although, the MOP is Rs 57,900 and Rs 64,900 respectively. Samsung had opened up the pre-registration a week back. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+ will be available across online and offline sales channels starting from 5th of May.

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A quick recap, the Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch screen and the S8+ rocks a 6.2 one. Both Super AMOLED and with Quad HD resolutions, of course. In comparison, the iPhone 7 Plus, that sports a 5.5-inch display, measures 158.2mm in height and is 77.9mm wide. The Galaxy S8, on the other hand, comes with a 5.8-inch panel and measures 148.9mm in height and is 68.1mm wide.

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Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+ are powered by the octa-core Exynos 8895 processor with 4GB of RAM. On the storage front, both the devices are offered with internal storage starting from 64GB and expandable up to 256GB via the microSD card slot. The Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch screen and the S8+ rocks a 6.2-inch one. Both are Super AMOLED and with Quad HD resolutions.

Fingerprint reader on the back, the S8 also features an iris scanner, a new face recognition technology, and is IP68 certified, hence waterproof. Additionally, there’s a USB Type-C port on the bottom and the S8 comes with Bluetooth 5.0. Thankfully Samsung has not been courageous enough to ditch the 3.5mm jack and that according to me is one of the best things Samsung decided to do.

Also Read:9 Key Features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ You Should Know About

The camera arrangement includes a 12MP rear f/1.7 lens assisted with OIS, LED flash and on the front lies, an 8MP shooter with a soft flash. Unfortunately, Samsung didn’t add a dual-camera setup which is quite bewildering given they’ve always remained one step ahead of the herd. The S8’s sensor features the so-called Dual Pixel technology, which enables for much better autofocusing than the regular PDAF solution. Yet another mention worthy feature on the Galaxy S8 is the dual Bluetooth audio that lets you connect two Bluetooth headsets simultaneously.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED QHD display with Corning Gorilla 5
  • Octa-Core Exynos 8895, 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal storage expandable up to 256GB
  • 12-Megapixel Primary camera with f/1.7, PDAF, OIS
  • 8-Megapixel Secondary sensor, f/1.7, auto HDR and Dual video call
  • Fingerprint Sensor, Iris scanner, heart rate sensor and Sp02
  • 3000mAh Battery with Fast Charging
  • Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C, Samsung DeX, and A-GPS

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Specifications

  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED QHD display with Corning Gorilla 5
  • Octa Core Exynos 8895, 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal storage expandable up to 256GB
  • 12-Megapixel Primary camera with f/1.7, PDAF, OIS
  • 8-Megapixel Secondary sensor, f/1.7, auto HDR and Dual video call
  • Fingerprint Sensor, Iris scanner, heart rate sensor and Sp02
  • 3,500mAh Battery with fast charging
  • Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C, Samsung DeX, and A-GPS

Those who will pre-book the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be eligible to get a free wireless charger. Samsung has partnered with Flipkart to sell the devices online (although available across stores offline). In addition, Reliance Jio users will be offered double data when they buy the S8. On a monthly recharge of INR 309, users will enjoy 448 GB of 4G data over 8 months.

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