Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were finally launched in India on 19th April with a price tag of Rs.57,400 and Rs. 64,700, respectively. Both the smartphones will be made available from 5th may but pre-booking started on the launch day itself. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be Flipkart exclusives in India for online sales and will be available with a host of pre-booking offers. And if you want to buy these smartphone through offline mode, they will only be available in selected Samsung stores.
As for pre-booking offers, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will come with a free wireless charger (Rs. 4,499) and Reliance Jio is offering ‘Double Data Offer’, providing 28GB+28GB data per month at Rs. 309 and the offer can be availed for 8 months.
What do you get in the box of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
1 AKG earphones
1 USB Type-C to micro-USB adaptor
1 USB Type-C charging cable
1 USB Type-C to USB adapter
1 Charging adapter
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications and Features
- 5.8-inch (2960 x 1440) Quad HD Super AMOLED with 570 ppi
- Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) processor
- Android 7.0 Nougat OS with Google Assistant
- 4GB RAM (LPDDR4)
- 64GB of Internal Storage (Expandable up to 256GB)
- Rear camera: 12MP AF Dual Pixel, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and f/1.7 aperture
- 8MP AF front camera
- Hybrid SIM slot (Nano SIM + Nano SIM or (Nano SIM + MicroSD slot)
- 3000mAh battery with wireless and fast charging
- Iris and fingerprint scanner
- Samsung Bixby personal assistant
- IP68 water and dust proof certification
- Infinity Display: a bezel-less, full-frontal, edge-to-edge screen.
- Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+(WQHD+) in Settings.
- Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners.
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with dual band support, GPS, Glonass, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Except for the 6.2-inch Infinity Super AMOLED curved display with 2960 x 1440 resolution (529 PPI) and 3,500 mAh battery with fast-charging, rest remains the same as the non-plus variant.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were launched globally in Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold colors but it’s still uncertain whether India will receive all the color options.
The one thing we really miss in the Indian version of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is the latest Snapdragon 835 Processor and considering the price, these smartphone will directly go head-to-head with Apple iPhone 7, Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel.
In perhaps one of the biggest recall in the smartphone industry, around 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 users had to return their devices last year and it will be interesting to see whether Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be able to help the Korean company regain its lost ground or not. Moreover, Apple iPhone 7 series and Google’s Pixel series have also been not able to make a dent in the premium smartphone segment and it seems like all is not lost for Samsung and they will most certainly manage to cover those $17 Billion worth of losses that they suffered after the Note 7 fiasco.