Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones have been launched in India at an event in New Delhi. The latest flagship Samsung smartphones will be available in the country from May 5, while pre-bookings begin from Wednesday itself. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available from select offline retailers, and, will also be available via Flipkart and the Samsung India E-Store.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + aim to distinguish themselves from the crowd on the basis of their design prowess. They come with a radical bezel-less design with an ‘Infinity display’ that covers almost the entire front panel of the device.The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back provides durability and a high-quality finish.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones feature 12-megapixel ‘Dual Pixel’ rear cameras with optical image stabilisation and an f/1.7 aperture. 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.
Connectivity options on 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.Of course, one of the biggest highlight features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is the Bixby virtual assistant.
“These devices will offer our consumers a gateway to a new mobile life where the power of innovation will carry them beyond barriers,” Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, told reporters here.