Samsung is going to launch the much-awaited flagship duo Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in India on 19th April, which is two days ahead of the global launch. Samsung India confirmed the same on its official Twitter handle.
Samsung has recently started pre-registrations on its official website. Those who have already pre-registered are receiving communication from the company that the device will be available for pre-order soon. The message from Samsung reads ” The new Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming soon. Get ready to pre-order”. However, we need to wait till 19th to know more details about price and availability. We will keep you updated if we learn any developments regarding the launch.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Specifications
To recap, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8 inch Quad HD+ Infinity Super AMOLED display, with a new pressure sensitivity feature. Quad HD+ resolution is 2960 x 1440 pixels, giving you a pixel density of ~568 PPI. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Samsung has also worked to refine the TouchWiz custom UI to a great extent.
As for the Galaxy S8+, the only difference between the two phones is that the Galaxy S8+ comes with a bigger 6.2-inch display. It features the same design and resolution like the Galaxy S8. Both the phones come with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front as well as the back.
The S8 and S8+ will come in two variants – the US variant will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, with an octa-core processor and Adreno 540 GPU. The international variants, on the other hand, will feature Samsung Exynos 8895 chipset with an octa-core processor and Mali-G71 MP20 GPU.
In terms of memory, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will come with 4GB and 6GB RAM, with 64GB and 128GB internal storage respectively. The internal storage can be expanded with a microSD card.
One of the biggest areas of improvement on the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ is the camera department. Both the phones come with a 12MP Dual Pixel camera with a LED flash, Optical Image Stabilisation and a range of other features in the app. The rear camera can record up to 4K resolution videos.
On the front, both phones come with an 8MP camera with a f/1.7 aperture and Smart Autofocus, helping you to click better selfies.