Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ has been making rounds in the press and few days ago the specs were also leaked. This is the flagship offering from the biggest Smartphone vendor in the world and this year the brand does away with the Edge series and the first in line in the newest S will be a large-sized device and comes along with arrays of unique and most talked about features such as Bixby (to take on iPhone’s Siri), super slow motion video mode, iris scanner and much more.
In an event in New York the brand finally unveiled the S8 and S8 + just hours before the Indian consumer durable titan Micromax launched the flagship Dual 5 for Rs. 25,000 which sports an astonishing 3 13 MP rear-camera setup (only device in the world with such a powerful camera sensors), the model stunned many and received thumbing reviews from many experts in the country.
Also read: Micromax Dual 5 review
Samsung also made headlines this week after they released the Samsung Pay in India.
The South Korean giant had set the hopes high ahead of this launch as quite a few of the specs were making rounds especially the Bixby artificial intelligence integration.
Note: The company made no remark on the date of launch in India and of course the price in INR.
S8 and S8+ features a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch bazel-less ‘infinite display’ respectively with curved design and Gorilla Glass 5. With these models the firm has bridged the gap between a TV and Smartphone in terms of pixels per inch. It has a breathtaking 500 million pixels for a YouTube lovers.
The IP68 certification makes both of them dust and water proof.
Both have 4 GB of RAM, 12 MP dual primary shooter, 8MP selfie snapper and Android v7.0 Nougat.
The bigger one will boast a 3500mAh cell while its smaller sibling will house a 3000mAh battery, both comes handy with fast charging and USB Type c-port technology. Two more interesting specs includes an iris scanner which takes the privacy level ahead and a face recognition. Both are unique to S8 and S8+.
The storage space can be expanded using a microSD card up to 256 GB and both will have 64 GB of internal memory.
Under its hood we have a 10nm Samsung Exynos 9 chipset with an octa-core processor.
We’ll have more details once it arrives in India which might be somewhere in April. So, stay connected.
Updated on April 17th: After receiving a ravishing response from the experts across the world the company is set to launch both the devices in India on April 19th.
S8 is priced at INR 49,990 whereas the bigger sibling the S8 Plus will be available for INR 59,990.
There has been a huge buzz in the developed market as many calls these Smartphones as the best innovation for the year 2017 but due to its expensive price tag we might not see many Indians getting their hands on to it.
But those who wants to upgrade to a branded model with high-end features, this could well be the opt for this year.
Difference between Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus
|Display||5.8″ (1440×2960 Pixels)||6.2″ (1440×2960 Pixels)|
|Battery||3000mAh (20 h talktime on 3G)||3500mAh (24 h talktime on 3G)|
|Dimensions||148.9 (H) × 68.1 (W) × 8.0 (T) mm||159.5 (H) × 73.4 (W) × 8.1 (T) mm|
|Weight||155 grams||173 grams|
|Pixels density||568 ppi||531 ppi|
|Screen to body ratio||84.57 %||83.7 %|
Rest all the specifications from software to hardware are similar.
Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus Pros and Cons
|Eye catching design and build|
|Fast processors (CPU and GPU)|
|Crystal clear display|