Samsung Ins is expected to launch Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ editions smartphones in Indian on April 19 — three weeks after the global launch.
According to the company, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will retail for a price of $720 which is approximately Rs 46,000. However, the India edition of the device which will come with an Exynos processor may retail somewhere between Rs 46,000 to Rs 50,000.
The larger-screened Samsung Galaxy S8+ will set you ack for $840 in the US which is around Rs 54,000. This means the Exynos-fitted Indian edition will range somewhere between Rs 55,000 to Rs 60,000.
This makes both the phones much cheaper than the recently released Google Pixel and the Apple iPhone 7, 7 Plus. Additionally, the phone comes with its Bixby assistant and Bluetooth 5 and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
In terms of specifications, the smaller 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with a QuadHD Infinity display with 570 pixels per inch (ppi) along with 4GB RAM. The S8 will have an internal memory of 64GB with microSD support upto 256GB. The phone, which will draw power from a 3,000 mAh battery, will run on Android Nougat. In terms of optics, the S8 will sport a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel front shooter.
The larger 6.2-inch S8+ will come with an OLED display with 529 ppi support. The S8+ will come with a higher battery capacity of 3,500 mAh due to the bigger display. Other features of the S8+ are same as the S8.
Both the phones, which are IP68 (dust and water resistant) will come with USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC and MST for Samsung Pay, wireless charging, fingerprint sensor, LTE Cat.16, Bluetooth 5.0 that supports streaming to two devices and Wi-Fi.
Additionally, both the phones will come with digital assistant Bixby that will help the user in interacting with the device. According to Samsung, Bixby also shows contextual info. This means it learns about app usages and throws back info in the form of cards. It simply adapts to the user based on usage, time and date. It also has a basic reminders tool that lets you set geo-location alerts. Bixby is also compatible with Google Play Music.