After almost two weeks of long wait, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones finally gone on sale in Indian market starting today. Both smartphones were announced in India last month. The Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 57,900 and come in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colour variants, while Galaxy S8+ is priced at Rs 64,900 and comes in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold colour variants. Both smartphones are now available for purchase through Flipkart and Samsung’s official website.
Samsung has also partnered with Reliance Jio to roll out ‘Double Data Offer’ for a monthly recharge of Rs 309 where users will 56GB of 4G data along with free calls and SMS per month which makes it 448GB for 8 months.
In terms of specs, Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch Quad HD (2960 x 1440 pixels) Infinity display which is curved on both sides while the Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.2-inch Quad-HD display. Both the handsets boast a strange display aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The Indian variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ comes with Exynos 8895 chipset which is an Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. 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 and S8+ are 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.
Both of them runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat and the smaller sibling is powered by a 3000mAh battery, while the Plus model boasts 3500mAh battery with fast charging on wired and wireless. On the connectivity front, both the devices support 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 155g, while the Galaxy S8+ measures 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm and 173g.
Apart from the key specifications, readers should note that even though the Galaxy S8 and S8+ comes with the company’s own Bixby personal assistant, the voice commands functionality will be added only by the end of this year. Bixby, which is essentially Samsung’s version of Google Assistant which in itself is a pretty solid personal assistant.