In the season of deals, mobile phone manufacturers are trying to catch up with e-commerce platforms such as Flipkart, Amazon and Paytm Mall. In this instance, Samsung is selling its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 devices with awesome offers on its own online shop. We’ll show you here what all is on offer and where.
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus: Price in India, Offers
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are being dished out at Samsung eStore as well as Flipkart with some hot offers. The first and best offer is a flat Rs 4,000 off on MRP. Adding to that is another Rs 4,000 in cashback for all HDFC credit card users. There is also a year’s subscription to Netflix for free only on Samsung eStore, but that is not applicable to the Galaxy S8+ 128GB variant.
If you’re buying the Samsung Galaxy S8, it will cost you Rs 45,990 on Samsung’s online shop and Flipkart, instead of the Rs 49,990 MRP. Interestingly, on the Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB edition, there is only Rs 2,000 off on the MRP, so you get the handset for Rs 51,990 instead of Rs 53,990, at both eStores.
The Rs 4,000 flat off is applicable to the Samsung Galaxy S8+ 128GB edition at Samsung eStore, so this handset will cost you Rs 60,900 instead of the MRP of Rs 64,900.
The additional cashback of up to Rs 4,000 on using HDFC debit card via EMI or HDFC credit in any mode is applicable to all handsets.
However, the biggest saving here is on Flipkart, under the Big Shopping Days sale, which ends in a few hours. You can get the Samsung Galaxy S8+ 128GB in Midnight Black color (only) for Rs 53,000, which is a Rs 14,900 saving over the Samsung MRP. Flipkart, for some reason, shows the MRP of the device as Rs 69,000. In any case, this seems to be the best deal on a Samsung S8 variant, but there are no additional offers on this deal.
The Samsung S8 is available in Maple Gold, Midnight Black, and Burgundy Red colors. The Samsung S8+ is available in the same colors and an additional Coral Blue one. The 128GB edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is available only in Midnight Black color.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Price in India, Offers
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can be bought for Rs 55,900 presently at Samsung’s eStore and Amazon.in. Curiously again, Amazon.in shows a retail price of Rs 74,690 and claims to give a 25 percent discount on it, while Samsung shows the retail price to be 67,900 on which it gives a flat Rs 12,000 auto instant cashback. In any case, the selling price is worked out to be the same Rs 55,900 on both platforms. We suggest you take the handset from Samsung eStore if you have an HDFC credit card, as you can get up to Rs 4,000 in additional cashback there, while there is no such offer on Amazon.
The phone is available in Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Midnight Black colors.
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus: Specifications, Features
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ comes with QHD+ Super AMOLED displays, with a 5.8-inch display for Galaxy S8 and a 6.2-inch display for Galaxy S8+. The battery is 3,000 mAh in the Galaxy S8 and 3,500 mAh in the Galaxy S8+. Both handsets pack the same 8MP front camera and 12MP rear camera aided by dual-tone LED flash. The phones come with Android 7 Nougat as they were 2017 launches, and are powered by Exynos 8895 octa-core processor, paired to 4GB of RAM. The Galaxy S8+, however, can be bought in a 6GB RAM variant, with 128GB internal storage. Otherwise, the internal storage on all the handsets is 64 GB and is expandable to 256GB. All the latest connectivity options are bundled in, such as Bluetooth 5.0.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Specifications, Features
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB RAM variants. This handset also boots Android Nougat but has a larger 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display. While the front shooter remains an 8MP sensor, the rear camera gets two 12MP sensors with dual-tone LED flash. This handset is also powered by Exynos 8895 octa-core processor and gets a 3,300 mAh battery. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Galaxy Note 8 gets tele-lens, live focus and optical zoom for its rear camera.