Samsung has garnered some great reviews for the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ that it launched a month ago. The preorders in other regions are apparently skyrocketing and Samsung has now announced that it will unveil the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on 19th of April in India. Those of you interested can pre-register themselves on the Samsung India website.
It will be interesting to see how Samsung prices the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in India. Initial reports suggest that the pricing will be north of Rs 60k to start with. A quick recap, the Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch screen and the S8+ rocks a 6.2 one. Both Super AMOLED and with Quad HD resolutions, of course. In comparison, the iPhone 7 Plus, that sports a 5.5-inch display, measures 158.2mm in height and is 77.9mm wide. The Galaxy S8, on the other hand, comes with a 5.8-inch panel and measures 148.9mm in height and is 68.1mm wide.
India, get ready to #UnboxYourPhone! Samsung #GalaxyS8 #GalaxyS8Plus, India launch on 19th April, 2017. https://t.co/CE3aFcrvL9 pic.twitter.com/v2vKKkVuME
— Samsung Mobile India (@SamsungMobileIN) April 14, 2017
Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+ are powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 (most probably Exynos 8895 in India) Octa-core chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card and underneath, there’s 3000/3500mAh battery packs respectively. Along with the awkwardly placed fingerprint reader on the back, the S8 also features an iris scanner, a new face recognition technology, and is IP68 certified, hence waterproof. Additionally, there’s a USB Type-C port on the bottom and the S8 comes with Bluetooth 5.0. Thankfully Samsung has not been courageous enough to ditch the 3.5mm jack and that according to me is one of the best things Samsung decided to do.
The camera arrangement includes a 12MP rear f/1.7 lens assisted with OIS, LED flash and on the front lies, an 8MP shooter with a soft flash. Unfortunately, Samsung didn’t add a dual-camera setup which is quite bewildering given they’ve always remained one step ahead of the herd. The S8’s sensor features the so-called Dual Pixel technology, which enables for much better autofocusing than the regular PDAF solution. Yet another mention worthy feature on the Galaxy S8 is the dual Bluetooth audio that lets you connect two Bluetooth headsets simultaneously.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be available in five colours including black, orchid grey, blue and maple gold but again the availability of colors differs from one region to another. Needless to say, Samsung is expected to bundle the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ with a bunch of offers and financing options as well.
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