Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be available for pre-orders starting tomorrow. Samsung has partnered with Flipkart for its latest flagship. As such, you will be able to place your pre-orders for the latest Samsung flagships exclusively on Flipkart. The pre-orders start at 12 noon tomorrow. Neither Samsung nor Flipkart have revealed the price yet, but we can expect the Galaxy S8 to cost around Rs. 60,000 in India.
Earlier last week we had reported that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in India on April 19th. After this, LG entered the fray and started taking pre-registrations for the LG G6, launched at the MWC earlier this year.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Specifications
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. Both the phones are powered by an 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 RAM, and 64GB internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded with a microSD card up to 256GB.
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 an LED flash, , Optical Image Stabilisation and a range of other features in the app. The rear camera can record up to 4K resolution videos.
Rounding off the features of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the two phones come with IP68 certification. There’s support for a wide range of 4G LTE bands, VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Smart Lock, Mirrorview, Smartlink, GPS and aGPS support. Both the phones come with USB Type C support.
The Galaxy S8 will come with a 3000 mAh battery while the Galaxy S8+ will come with a 3500 mAh battery. Both the phones support fast charging as well as wireless charging.