Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ India launch: All set for today

South Korean consumer electronics firm Samsung is all set to launch its flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ today in India.

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South Korean consumer electronics firm Samsung is all set to launch its flagship smartphone and today in India. These smartphone were launched last month in other region including USA.

According to sources, to be launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India will be available with Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC which is different from what company is offering in US market. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC variants, a slightly up in performance, will only be available in select regions including the US.

Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are identical smartphones. But they have different dimensions, battery capacity, and screen size etc.

While the Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.2-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display. Both have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with 4GB of RAM, with 64GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 256GB.

On the camera front, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones sport a 12-megapixel ‘Dual Pixel’ rear cameras with optical image stabilisation and an f/1.7 aperture and a  8-megapixel front cameras with autofocus on board as well, also featuring an f/1.7 aperture.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 comes with all connectivity options. It has 4G LTE (Cat. 16), Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and GPS.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ support wireless charging as well as fast charging. They are powered by 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries respectively. The Galaxy S8 measures 148.9×68.1x8mm and weighs 155 grams. The Galaxy S8+ measures 159.5×73.4×8.1mm and weighs 173 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 was priced as $720 (about ₹46,700) and the Galaxy S8+ at $840 (₹54,500). The price may be little higher in India.

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