Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ debut in India with price starting at Rs. 57,900
Samsung has moved a step ahead and launched its flagship models Galaxy S8 and S8+ in India. The new smartphone range comes at a starting price of Rs. 57,900 and is designed to upgrade your experience with features such as Infinity Display and Bixby integration.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available in the Indian market beginning May 5 through select retail stores. The company is also set to sell the new flagship Galaxy family via Samsung Shop and Flipkart.
Samsung has partnered with Reliance Jio to bundle a Double Data offer for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ users. Through the exclusive partnership, the telco is offering 448GB of 4G data for eight months at a monthly recharge of Rs. 309.
“Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ extend our trust, our heritage of great innovation and stunning design and our ‘Make for India’ promise,” said HC Hong, president and CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia, in a statement.
While the Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960×1440 pixels (QHD) resolution, the Galaxy S8+ has a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED QHD display. Besides the display panels, both the Galaxy S series handsets have the same hardware. There is a 12-megapixel rear camera sensor with an f/1.7 lens and proprietary Dual Pixel technology. An 8-megapixel secondary camera sensor is available on the front with an autofocus, f/1.7 lens.
The Indian Galaxy S8 versions have a 10nm Exynos 8895 chipset that includes an octa-core CPU, Mali-G71 MP20 GPU and 4GB of RAM. There is 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB.
In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy S8 has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and NFC. Samsung has provided a USB C port with fast charging support. Additionally, the smartphone supports wireless charging based on Qi standard and comes preloaded with features such as an Iris scanner and a fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8+ specifications:
- 5.8-inch / 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display
- Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz UI
- Octa-core Exynos 8895 processor
- 4GB of RAM, Up to 64GB expandable storage
- 12MP rear camera with Dual Pixel technology, 8MP front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, NFC, USB C port
- 4G LTE support with dual-SIM option
- 3000mAh / 3500mAh battery
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with defence-grade security platform Samsung Knox and host Samsung DeX that offers a PC-like multitasking experience. The smartphones also come along with earphones tuned by AKG by Harman.