Samsung launched its flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, on March 29. Both devices have already received a huge response in Korea, and have broken all-time pre-order records, surpassing the Galaxy S7 duo. The company is now ready to launch both these smartphones in India. It has officially confirmed the launch date for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ as April 19 through Twitter. The firm has already started taking pre-registrations via its official website.
— Samsung Mobile India (@SamsungMobileIN) April 14, 2017
To remind you of the smartphone’s specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ curved Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone is equipped with an Exynos 8895 10nm SoC (which is the version that will be launched in India), while there’s an alternate variant that uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The device packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot. It features a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel camera with 4K video recording, while the front-facing 8-megapixel camera has autofocus and QHD video recording. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and an iris scanner on the front.
The high-end variant of the smartphone i.e., the Samsung Galaxy S8+ sports a larger 6.2-inch QHD+ curved Super AMOLED display. It also houses the same specifications as that of the standard variant (Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 SoC), 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear-facing camera, and an 8-megapixel front-facing. The Galaxy S8 features a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8+ is fuelled by a 3,500mAh battery. Meanwhile, the company has announced a variant of the Galaxy S8+ with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage for the Korean market, and it is said to debut in China soon.
As far as the pricing for the Galaxy S8 goes, it is priced at $720 (₹46,429) in the US, whereas the Galaxy S8+ gets a price tag of $840 (₹54,167). The company has also announced the DeX docking station for the smartphones, which is priced at $149 (₹10,546). India-related price information and special offers for pre-ordering (and the pre-order date) the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will be revealed on April 19. We will bring you more accurate information on the same day.