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Samsung Galaxy S8 reportedly starts shipping in India ahead of May 5 release

Announced on April 19th, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is priced at Rs 57,900 and 64,900 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ though launched last month is all set to go out in stores this week on Friday i.e. May 5th. However, according to a report from Sammobile, some users who happen to have ordered initially have started receiving their device, claims one of the authors from Sammobile. Further, the report says that some of the retailers have also started selling out the device.

Announced on April 19th, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is priced at Rs 57,900 and 64,900 respectively. Available exclusively via Flipkart online and other stores, you can pre-order the device till 5th May and get yourself treated with a free wireless charger along with the device.

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+ will ship 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.

Meanwhile, as impressive as the device looks, the Galaxy S8 has already been plagued with several issues including the red display tint, random restarts and Wi-Fi connectivity issue which Samsung claims that it will be fixed via software update.

 

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