Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ With Infinity Display and Exynos 8890 Launched In India starting Rs. 57,900

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The wait is over. After making a grand debut at Unboxed Event in New York, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have finally been unleashed in India at a press event in New Delhi. The new Samsung flagship in online space will be a Flipkart exclusive for which pre-booking has already started.
The Galaxy S8  is priced in the vicinity of  Rs 57,900, while the S8+ will cost Rs. 64900. All those who prebook the new S-series flagships get a free fast wireless charger. Sales start on May 5. Reliance Jio will also offer double data offer to S8 and S8+ users.galaxy-s8_design
Also Read: A Complete Guide To Bixby, Samsung’s Very Own Voice Assistant

The major different between the two phones is the screen size – the Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch display while the Galaxy s8+ has a 6.2-inch screen. Samsung has done away with the flat display variants and both of these new phones have the dual curved edges to the display. The Galaxy S8 duo screen shares same resolution of 2960×1440 and come with curved Super AMOLED Infinity display.
CaptureSamsung’s this new Infinity display appear out of shape due to its ultra-wide aspect ratio of 18:5:9 instead of the standard 16:9.

Unlike, the Galaxy S7 there is no physical home button on the phone. For these two new phones Samsung’s switched to a pressure sensitive display arrangement for the home button and customisable on-screen navigation buttons. The Samsung Galaxy S8  is water and dust resistant and also supports wireless charging.gsocho-bixby-06
Samsung continues to keep Qualcomm Snapdragon variant exclusive to very few nations.  In India, the Galaxy S8 duos are powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 chipset developed by using 10nm processor. Both of them comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung’s revamped TouchWiz UI.
What sets both phones apart (other than screen size) is the battery size. The Galaxy S8 gets a 3,000mAh battery whereas the Galaxy S8+ offers a 3,500mAh battery.
On the optics front, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ features a 12-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization (OIS). Up front, both phones include an 8-megapixel shooter with f/1.7 aperture and autofocus.
 The  Galaxy S8 gets its own Bixby – a smart AI assistant. It has a dedicated key on the left edge of the phone. The company claims that it can perform various task,  from making calls to recommending restaurants nearby to changing the device’s settings.
Samsung’s  had a tough second half of 2016 with Galaxy Note 7 as its exploding battery become an embarrassment for the company. The S8/S8+ is expected to pull it back on track.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Specifications

Model Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8+
Display 5.8-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels), AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5, HDR 10 6.2-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels), AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5, HDR 10
Processor Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor
Internal Storage 64GB 64GB
Software Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary Camera 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture
Secondary Camera 8MP, F/1.7 aperture 8MP, F/1.7 aperture
Dimensions and Weight 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm and 152 grams 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm and 173 grams
Battery 3,000 mAh, fast charging 3,500 mAh, fast charging
Others 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack, Iris scanner, Fingerprint sensor 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack, Iris scanner, Fingerprint sensor
Starting Price Rs. 57,900 Rs. 64,900


Deepak RajawatDeepak Rajawat
Experienced technology journalist with over 7-years of experience. Before embracing online journalism, he has worked with several legacy publications including print editions at Hindustan Times and The Statesman. He also has a keen interest in Sports, which he used to cover with equal enthusiasm in his early career.

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6 years ago

Is this the new ‘bomb’ from samsung? if not the battery, the display will surely kill you. Awesome display.