Samsung this year’s flagship device, the Galaxy S8, has been awarded as ‘Smartphone of the year’ in the premium category during Device World 2017 conference. The smartphone garnered maximum votes in the Consumer Devices Survey 2017, which was jointly released by The Mobile Indian and TeleAnalysis.
In the nation-wide survey was done taking into account the feedbacks from Indian consumer device users in five zones –east, west, north, south and central – of the country. The sample size was over 1.5 lakh spanning 30 cities. The Samsung Galaxy S8 was rated as the most preferred device in the premium smartphone category.
The award was presented at Device World 2017 by Rajan Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI). The event saw participation from top consumer brands in the country and eminent industry stalwarts including Sunil Dutt, President, Devices, Reliance Jio; P Sanjeev, Josh Foulger, MD, Foxconn India, VP -Sales, Huawei, Vikas Agarwal, GM, OnePlus, Sanjay Kalirona, CEO, Comio, Suneet Singh Tuli, co-founder, DataWind shared their views and ideas during the event.
To recollect some key specifications, Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch Quad HD (2960 x 1440 pixels) Infinity display which is curved on both sides. The handset boasts a display aspect ratio of 18:9. The Galaxy S8 arrives with Exynos 8895 chipset which is an Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz in Korea. Apart from this, the device packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.
On the camera front, the Galaxy S8 is equipped with a 12-megapixel rear camera with Dual Pixel technology and aperture f/1.7 and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with smart autofocus and aperture f/1.7.MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera.
The smartphone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by a 3000mAh battery. On the connectivity front, both the device supports Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, GPS, GLONASS and 4G LTE. The Samsung Galaxy S8 measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm and weighs 155 grams.