Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ has been launched in India. Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 57,900 while the Galaxy S8+ costs Rs 64,900. Reliance Jio is offering ‘Double Data Offer’ to Samsung galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ users with 28GB data per month at a monthly recharge of Rs 309.
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ will be Flipkart exclusive in India for online sales, and pre-orders of the phone will take place from 3 PM on the e-commerce site. The smartphones start shipping from May 5.
The company formally announced the Galaxy S8 in New York last month, alongside the Galaxy S8+. The device comes in two models with different screen sizes – the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+. Unlike the S7 lineup, there’s no flat screen model now, instead both phones have the dual curved edge display. The screen resolution is 2960×1440 on SAMOLED display.
Samsung likes to call them as “Infinity” display due to the increased screen size. The unusual shape of the Galaxy S8’s display is due to its ultra-wide display, which has an aspect ratio of 18:5:9 instead of 16:9. There’s no physical home button, moving to a pressure sensitive display arrangement for the home button, with customisable navigation controls on the screen.
Meanwhile, the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the rear alongside the camera. Samsung Galaxy S8 is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance; like the previous generation phone these also support wireless charging. There’s even a 3.5mm headphone jack, despite the thin frame.
In India, the Galaxy S8 is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 8895 processor built using the latest 10nm processor. In the US, the Galaxy S8 is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor. Both the phones come with 4GB RAM and run Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung’s improved TouchWiz UI.
These devices also feature 64GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card slot. One major difference between the Galaxy S8 and S8+ you should know is the battery size. The Galaxy S8 gets a 3,000mAh battery, whereas the Galaxy S8+ offers a 3,500mAh battery.
On the camera front, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature a 12-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilisation (OIS). On the front, the phones include an 8-megapixel shooter with f/1.7 aperture and autofocus.
The Galaxy S8 also debuts Bixby, the company’s latest smart AI assistant. With a dedicated button on the side of the phone, users will be able to ask Bixby to perform any task, from placing calls to recommending restaurants nearby to changing the device’s settings.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will be the first major release from the company since last year’s Galaxy Note 7, a flagship phone that was plagued by overheating issues. The device was eventually discontinued and recalled. Samsung suffered a major embarrassment due to the Galaxy Note 7.