Samsung Galaxy S8 Launched in India Starting Rs. 57,900, Available From May 5: Highlights

As latest news would have it, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have been released in India with the price tag Rs. 57,900 and Rs. 64,900 respectively.

The handsets are now up for pre-booking and are expected to be made available for sale on May 5. Some of the major highlights of the smartphone is its Infinity Display, battery life, and camera.

Samsung India has disclosed that users can make use of the iris scanner feature on both smartphones when authenticating transactions via Samsung Pay even in India.

Further, reports have revealed that the Galaxy S8 India version will be powered by the Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC. On the other hand, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC variant is said to be made available only in select regions including the US.

In line with specs, Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy S8+ features a 6.2-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display.

Both devices pack Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The handsets offer 4GB of RAM and come with 64GB internal storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

As per optics, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handset bears 12-megapixel ‘Dual Pixel’ rear cameras with optical image stabilization and an f/1.7 aperture, while at the front, sports 8-megapixel cameras with autofocus inbuilt as well, with an f/1.7 aperture.

The connectivity options on both smartphones include 4G LTE (Cat. 16), Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and GPS.

It comes with sensors on board including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. They both come with a support functionality for Samsung Pay, with NFC and MST connectivity.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets support wireless charging as well as fast charging. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are backed by 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries respectively.

Measured at 148.9×68.1x8mm, the Galaxy S8 weighs 155 grams. The Galaxy S8+ measures 159.5×73.4×8.1mm and weighs 173 grams.

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