Samsung has announced its latest flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ in India at an event in New Delhi. The latest smartphone from South Korean giant will be available in the Country starting from May 5, while the pre-bookings will start from Wednesday itself. The smartphone will be available in some selected offline stores, and will also be available on Flipkart and Samsung India E-store.
The latest Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs.57,900 (MOP), while the Samsung Galaxy S8+ price in India is Rs.64,900 (MOP). The Galaxy S+ will be available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold colour variants, while the Galaxy S8 will be available in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colour variants. Samsung has brought the dual-sim variants of the smartphone in India. Samsung will be bundling a wireless charger free with the handset, and has detailed a Reliance Jio Double Data offer that provides 28GB+28GB data a month at Rs. 309. As seen in other countries, the smartphones come bundled with AKG earphones in the box.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ India variants are powered by the Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC and no Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. However, the Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC was recently spotted to beat the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC in some benchmarks.
The primary differences between Galaxy S8 and S+ are battery capacity, dimensions, and screen size of the Infinity Display, which is a dual-edge curved display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, complete with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED screen, while the Galaxy S8+ sports a bigger 6.2-inch display with the same resolution and display technology. The displays are certified by the UHD Alliance as Mobile HDR Premium.
The octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC sports a quad-core module clocked at 2.35GHz, and another quad-core module clocked at 1.9GHz. The Exynos 8895 SoC on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is coupled with 4GB of RAM.
For optics, The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones feature 12-megapixel ‘Dual Pixel’ rear cameras with OIS and an aperture f/1.7. On the front, the smartphones bear 8-megapixel front cameras with autofocus, and also bear an f/1.7 aperture. Both smartphones feature 64GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.
Talking about connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ include 4G LTE (Cat. 16), Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and GPS. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. They both support Samsung Pay, with NFC and MST connectivity. The two smartphones come with iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, and facial recognition.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ support wireless charging as well as fast charging. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ pack 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries respectively. The Galaxy S8 measures 148.9×68.1x8mm and weighs 155 grams. The Galaxy S8+ measures 159.5×73.4×8.1mm and weighs 173 grams.
One of the biggest highlight features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is the Bixby virtual assistant. At launch, the virtual assistant will not feature Bixby Voice functionality, but, will offer Bixby Vision, Home, and Reminder features. Another highlight feature is IP68 certification for dust and water resistance.