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Samsung Galaxy S8 Launched at Rs 57,900: All You Need to Know

News18.com | April 21, 2017, 2:44 PM IST
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Samsung has launched its latest flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in India at its exclusive launch event in New Delhi. Both the smartphones were unveiled globally last month. After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, this is the next big launch for Samsung in the country. In India, Samsung will launch the Exynos variant, meaning both the flagships will be powered by Samsung’s very own Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) processor.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display while the bigger S8+ offers a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy S8 will house a 5.8-inch display powered by a 3,000mAh battery while the S8+ will offer a 6.2-inch screen with a 3,500mAh battery.
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Apr 19, 2017 1:23 pm (IST)

Out of the box you will get: 1 AKG earphones, 1 USB Type-C charging cable, 1 USB Type-C to micro-USB adaptor, 1 USB Type-C to USB adapter, charging adapter. 

Apr 19, 2017 1:16 pm (IST)

The Galaxy S8 and S8+. 

Apr 19, 2017 1:15 pm (IST)

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs

5.8-inch QHD+ (1440x2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display

Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) processor

Android 7.0 Nougat OS

4GB RAM (LPDDR4)

64GB (Expandable up to 256GB)

Rear camera: 12MP AF Dual Pixel, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). F1.7 Aperture

8MP AF front camera

Hybrid SIM slot): one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 256GB)

Supports Reliance Jio sims

3,000mAh battery/ Fast charging

Apr 19, 2017 1:14 pm (IST)

Prices:

Galaxy S8: Rs 57,900

Galaxy S8+: Rs.64,900

Apr 19, 2017 1:12 pm (IST)

The smartphones will be available starting May 5. 

Apr 19, 2017 1:09 pm (IST)

The iris scanner on the Samsung Galaxy S8. 

Apr 19, 2017 1:08 pm (IST)

The rear of the Maple Gold version of the Samsung Galaxy S8. 

Apr 19, 2017 1:07 pm (IST)

The front of the Maple Gold version of the Samsung Galaxy S8. 

Apr 19, 2017 1:01 pm (IST)

Samsung has pushed the fingerprint scanner at the back to make the front almost bezel-less. 

Apr 19, 2017 1:00 pm (IST)

S8 display:

5.8" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED 
(2960x1440) 
570 ppi

S8+ display:
 
6.2" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED 
(2960x1440) 
529 ppi

Common features: 

*Infinity Display: a bezel-less, full-frontal, edge-to-edge screen.
*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+(WQHD+) in Settings.
*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners.

Apr 19, 2017 12:58 pm (IST)

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with a new wireless charger. 

Apr 19, 2017 12:57 pm (IST)

The edge-to-edge display of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ fits all video content accordingly. 

Apr 19, 2017 12:56 pm (IST)

The 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch screens of the S8 and S8+ respectively might sound big. However, the almost bezel-less design makes both of them extremely compact. 

Apr 19, 2017 12:52 pm (IST)

The Samsung Galaxy S8 (5.8-inch display) feels and appears smaller than the older Galaxy S7 edge (5.2-inch display).

Apr 19, 2017 12:51 pm (IST)

Video recordinng capabilities: 

4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization)
Digital Zoom 8x
High CRI LED Flash
Slow Motion video support for 720p at 240 fps
Hyperlapse video with stabilization
Continuous Autofocus video
Face Detection
Tracking AF
Take 9-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
Playback Zoom
Video Location tags

Apr 19, 2017 12:50 pm (IST)

REAR camera specs: 

  • Dual Pixel 12MP AF
  • OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • F1.7 Aperture
  • Pixel size: 1.4µm
  • Sensor size: 1/2.55"
  • FOV: 77
  • Max Zoom: 8x (digital)
  • Pro mode
  • Panorama
  • Slow motion
  • Hyperlapse
  • Food mode
  • Save as RAW file
Apr 19, 2017 12:50 pm (IST)

Front camera features: 

8MP AF

F1.7 Aperture

Pixel size: 1.22µm

Sensor size: 1/3.6"

FOV: 80

Wide selfie

Apr 19, 2017 12:41 pm (IST)

Samsung says that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are made for India keeping in the kind the requirements. 

Apr 19, 2017 12:28 pm (IST)

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ was launched globally in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver and Maple Gold colours. Will India get to see all of them? 

Apr 19, 2017 12:19 pm (IST)

Do you think the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge will receive a price cut after the launch of S8? 

Apr 19, 2017 12:06 pm (IST)

Both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will support Samsung Pay. The digital payments service was recently launched in India. 

Apr 19, 2017 11:58 am (IST)

Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is expected to be available on online on Flipkart. 

Apr 19, 2017 11:57 am (IST)

Samsung is expected to accept pre-orders of both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones from today. 

Apr 19, 2017 11:51 am (IST)

The Samsung GalaxyS and S8+ comes with Face recognition, Iris scanner, Fingerprint scanner along with regular PIN or pattern lock. 

Apr 19, 2017 11:36 am (IST)

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch event is scheduled to begin at 12PM. Stay tuned to this space for live updates. 

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Both the smartphones will feature curved displays with 18:9 aspect ratio, something which was introduced in the latest flagship LG G6. Also, both the S8 handsets will offer an almost be bezel-less design.

Here are the live updates from the launch event.



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