Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphone at a launch event held in New Delhi, India. both, the smarphone will be available starting from May, 5 whereas the pre-bookings has already began from today. the smartphone will be available online via the company’s E-Store and Flipkart and also on selected offline stores. the company is also offering a free Wireless Charger worth Rs 4,499 for Pre-Booking customers and it is also bundled with Harman AKG earbuds (priced at $99 or approximately Rs. 6,400) for free and the company has further partnered with Reliance Jio to provides a Double Data offer of 28GB+28GB data a month at Rs. 309 for 8 months. the smartphone is priced at Rs 57,900 for the Samsung Galaxy S8 whereas the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is priced at Rs 64,900. the Samsung Galaxy S8 is avaialble in Maple Gold and Midnight Black color whereas the Galaxy S8+ will come in Maple Gold, Coral Blue and Midnight Black color.
To quickly recalled, Samsung Electronics officially launched the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone to the world “Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017” event which was held last month on March 29. at the launch event the company also introduced Samsung Bixby is a digital assistant just like Cortana, Siri and Google Voice Assistant available currently in the market. along with Samsung DeX, which is designed to improve productivity for mobile users by reducing the need to carry multiple computing devices. the Samsung DeX dock when connected with the Galaxy S8 smartphone provides an desktop like Android experience that enables users to seamlessly access apps, edit documents, browse the web, watch videos, reply to messages and more, directly from the smartphone’s internal hardware on a larger display, keyboard and mouse along with Samsung Connect app which allow users to control a number of internet-connected home devices such as TVs or refrigerators and a new Gear 360 camera.
“The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ usher in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy.”
Here are the highlight features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus :
- Premium Camera: The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are equipped with an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.
- Powerful Performance: Packing powerful performance and connectivity, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature the industry’s first 10nm processor, enabling heightened speed and efficiency. It is also gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi ready with support for up to 1 Gbps so users can quickly download files, regardless of the file size.
- Robust Entertainment: As the world’s first mobile device certified by the UHD Alliance as MOBILE HDR PREMIUMTM, Galaxy S8 and S8+ let you see the same vibrant colors and contrasts that the filmmakers intended while watching your favorite shows. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ offer next-level gaming experiences with vivid and superior graphic technology, as well as Game Pack, featuring top game titles, including select titles supported by the Vulkan API.
- Global Standard in Mobile Security: The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are built on Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will offer a wide selection of biometric technologies including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition so users can select a secure biometric authentication method that works best for them.
Coming to the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone sports a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Super-Amoled bezel-less Infinity Display, curved screen design, Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both the front and back for durability and a high-quality finish, 2960 x 1440 pixel resolution, 570 PPI / 529 PPI for the Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ respectively, and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. the smartphone also features an invisible Home button embedded underneath the screen functions just like a physical button which can be activated simply by a long press, along with a customize soft keys for Recent and Back buttons. it is powered by a Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) in the US, while the international version, including India will get the Exynos 8895 SoC (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) coupled with 4GB of RAM. on the storage front, it is packed with 64 GB of Internal Storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card support. the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the first phones which comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and Gigabit LTE speeds.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone features 12 Megapixel rear camera dual-pixel sensor technology, F/1.7 aperture, and fast auto focus to create beautiful photographs even in low-light conditions. it also features a 8 Megapixel front shooter with an F/1.7 wide aperture, enhanced auto focus feature and facial recognition technology that can recognize and track faces to provide clear, focused selfies, in spite of the distance between the user and camera. it also includes Animated stickers and stamps which can applied right from the native camera app with a variety of filters, Auto Filter which automatically selects and optimized the photo.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ runs on Android 7.0 Nougat update and is packed with non-removable 3000 mAh Battery and 3500 mAh Battery respectively. it will also support Wireless Charging as well as Fast Charging. the smartphone also feature Iris Scanner to unlock the phone as well as facial recognition. both, the smartphones are also packed with Finger Print Sensor located at the back.
On the Connectivity front, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ include 3G, 4G/LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Samsung Pay and USB OTG (for Samsung Galaxy S8+ only). it also includes Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer Sensors on-board. the Samsung Galaxy S8 measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm and weighs 155 grams whereas, The Samsung Galaxy 8+ measures 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm and weighs 173 grams.
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