After months of anticipation, Samsung has finally launched its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, all the eyes are on Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. And why shouldn’t they be, as it is Samsung’s one hope to regain the trust of its customers. There’s no denying that Samsung has tried hard to win back the trust it lost. Can the Galaxy S8 regain the ground Samsung lost due to Note 7? Read on to know more about Samsung Galaxy S8 price, specifications and features.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Price In India
There is a caveat with the price of Samsung Galaxy S8. While it is currently retailing for Rs 57,900, the phone has MRP of Rs 62,600. Perhaps it is the introductory launch price for the Galaxy S8. Also, Samsung is throwing in a wireless charger for all those pre-booking the phone. The shipments of the Galaxy S8 will begin on May 5. After that, expect the prices to go up and wireless charger to be sold separately.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specifications
|Processor||2.35 GHz octa-core 64-bit Exynos 8895|
|Internal Storage||64GB (expandable up to 256GB)|
|Display||5.8-inch, Dual curved, Quad HD (2960x1440p) resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz UI|
|Primary (rear) Camera||12-megapixel with flash|
|Battery||3000mAh with Fast Charging and Wireless Charging|
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a dual-curved display. Previously, it was limited to the Edge models of its flagships. However, this year, there is no Edge model. Samsung has put in its own Exynos chip in the Galaxy S8 that comes to India. Why? The Snapdragon 835 is specific to markets abroad, American included. The only variant available for the Galaxy S8 is the 64GB one. The best part about this phone, after design, is support for Fast Charging and Wireless Charging.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Features
- Dual Curve Display
- 18.5:9 aspect ratio
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- 8-megapixel front camera
- Fast Charging
- Wireless Charging
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Heart Rate Sensor
- Iris Scanner
- Facial Recognition
- USB Type-C
There are a number of firsts to the Samsung Galaxy S8. It is the first flagship smartphone to have Bluetooth 5.0. It also becomes the first smartphone to have fingerprint, iris and face unlock as security layers. The phone does not ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack. The fact that it is waterproof means Samsung pulled out all stops to make this device. The Bluetooth 5.0 will help this device connect to multiple bluetooth devices at once. Summing it up, had Samsung put in any more features, the Galaxy S8 would have just burst.