Samsung had launched the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in India in April. The Korean smartphone manufacturer had launched the 4GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage variant. Now, it has launched the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage variant in India.
This variant has been priced at Rs. 74,990. The 4 GB variant of the Galaxy S8+ was priced at Rs. 64,990, which means that Samsung has increased the price by Rs. 10,000 for the 6 GB RAM variant.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.2 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 ~531 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. The device comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front as well as the back.
The Indian variant of the Galaxy S8+ is powered by Samsung Exynos 8895 chipset with an octa-core processor and Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. The device comes in two variants. The first variant comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage and the second variant comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The storage on the device can be further expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card.
Coming to the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes with a 12MP Dual Pixel primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.55″ sensor size, Optical Image Stabilization and LED flash. On the front, the phone comes with an 8MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture and Smart Autofocus, helping you to click better selfies.
Samsung has opted for on-screen navigation buttons. In addition to that, the S8 and S8+ come with an “invisible” Home button – essentially, it is placed below the display. The phone will utilise the pressure sensitive display to register input on the Home button.
With the new Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung has also introduced its own virtual assistant called Bixby. Both the phones will come with Bixby pre-installed. With this, Samsung’s Bixby will now compete with the likes of Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistants.
Other notable features include Samsung DeX, a feature that is similar to Microsoft Continuum. This feature allows Galaxy S8 and S8+ users to dock their phones into a monitor, keyboard or mouse, allowing them to be used like a computer.
Rounding off the features of the Galaxy S8+, the device comes 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. The device comes with USB Type C support and is powered by a 3,500 mAh battery.