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Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Launched In India; Latest Updates Inside

By Monica U Santos , Apr 20, 2017 05:43 AM EDT
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Both Samsung flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, have been launched in India at an official price of Rs. 57,900 and Rs 64,900, that is $895 and $1004, respectively. The Galaxy smartphone devices come as the successor of the Korean tech firm's Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7. Both Samsung smartphones are with ‘Infinity Display’ differ in screen size, battery power, and some features.

According to News18, the Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED curved display. It comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1440 x 2960 pixel resolution. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus features a 6.2-inch screen and more similar specifications with the smaller flagship.

Both Samsung smartphones come with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection. Aside from that, the two devices are also powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 SoC processor. That is 2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad. The smartphones come with a 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage option can be expanded up to 256GB using external microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy S8, as well as S8 Plus, will be exclusive to Flipkart India for online sales, as reported by Indian Express. Flipkart is the country's biggest electronic commerce company headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka. The pre-orders of the smartphones will take place from 3 PM on its e-commerce site and will start shipping from May 5.

In addition to that, the fingerprint scanner of both Samsung smartphones has been moved to the rear adjacent to the camera. Samsung Galaxy S8 is said to be IP68 certified for having water and dust resistance feature. It also supports wireless charging just like the previous generation phone. In fact, there’s even a 3.5mm headphone jack, despite the slim frame of the design.

After last year's Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Galaxy S8 will be the first major release from the Korean company. The device was eventually discontinued and recalled the smartphone because the company really suffered from a major embarrassment. And now, Samsung wants fans to trust again their smartphones with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

 

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