Samsung has officially launched its latest flagship smartphone in India called Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. They come with company’s own Bixby AI assistant (voice feature will be available later) and has dedicated hardware button for it as well.
The Galaxy S8 has 5.8-inch Quad HD+ display while the Galaxy S8+ features in a larger 6.2-inch Quad HD+ screen. Both have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The former has 3000 mAh battery while the latter is equipped with 3500 mAh battery inside. Both of them support fast wire and wireless charging.
The variant launched in India is powered by Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 octa-core processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. They have 4GB RAM, 64GB UFS 2.1 storage and allows further expansion. Other specifications are common like 8MP auto focus camera on the front and 12MP dual Pixel shooter at the back.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Specifications
|Name||Samsung Galaxy S8||Samsung Galaxy S8+|
|Dimensions||148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm||159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm|
|Weight||152 Grams||173 Grams|
|SIM Slots||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano + Nano / MicroSD)|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Display||5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, 2960 x 1440 pixels resolution, 570ppi pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection||6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, 2960 x 1440 pixels resolution, 529ppi pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection|
|Processor||Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895|
|Storage||64GB UFS 2.1, Expandable up to 256GB using MicroSD Card|
|Front Camera||8MP, Auto Focus, F/1.7 Aperture, 1.22µm pixel size, 80-degree wide angle lens, 1/3.6-inch Sensor Size, Auto Focus|
|Rear Camera||12MP Dual Pixel, LED flash, 1.4µm pixel size, 1/2.55-inch Sensor Size, F/1.7 Aperture, OIS, 4K Video Recording|
|Battery||3000 mAh with fast charging on Wired and Wireless (WPC and PMA)||3500 mAh with fast charging on Wired and Wireless (WPC and PMA)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, Geomagnetic Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Hall, Proximity, RGB Light, IRIS sensor, Pressure Sensor|
|Audio||Ultra High Quality Audio Play 0 PCM: Up to 32bits; DSD: DSD64/128|
|Rating||IP68 water and Dust resistance|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth V5.0 (LE up to 2MBPS), GPS/GLONASS, NFC, MST, USB 3.1|
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs. 57,900 and while its larger cousin, the Galaxy S8+ carries price-tag of Rs. 64,900. They are up for pre-order exclusively at Flipkart and Samsung Shop. They will be available from May 5th. Both of these mobiles come in Maple Gold and Midnight Black color options. there is a special Coral Blue color for S8+.
Samsung is also offering a free Convertible Wireless charger for those who pre-order. Buyers will also get Double Data offer on Jio (448GB 4G over 8 Months) with recharge of Rs. 309.