Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launched in India

Samsung launched two smartphone Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India. The price of Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 57,900 and the price of Galaxy S8+ is Rs 64,900. Both the smartphones are available for pre-orders exclusively on Flipkart and will start shipping on May 5.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with the company's home-brewed Bixby digital assistant, rival to Apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana.

Both Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have edge-to-edge curved displays, something that the company calls 'Infinity display'. When watched in landscape mode, 21:9 movies fill the Galaxy S8's 18.5:9 display, while the black bars above and below the picture are minimized, increasing the viewing area by 36%, compared to the Galaxy S7.

The Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch QuadHD+ (2960x1440) 'Infinity Display' with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 570ppi pixel density. It is powered by an octa-core Exynos Series 9 processor along with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage. The US model comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors.

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On the optics front, the Galaxy S8 sports the same 12MP dual-pixel camera with f/1.7 aperture and OIS that was used in the Galaxy S7. There is an upgraded front-facing 8MP autofocus camera with f/1.7 aperture. Some of the connectivity features included is Wi-Fi, NFC, USB Type-C, GPS and Bluetooth 5.0. The bigger-screen variant, Galaxy S8+ sports a 6.2-inch QuadHD+ (2960x1440) 'Infinity Display' with 529ppi pixel density. Powered by the same processor, the Galaxy S8 Plus comes with the same RAM and inbuilt storage. It is backed by a larger 3500mAh battery supporting the same wireless fast-charging technology. The camera specifics also stay similar to that of the Galaxy S8.

Galaxy S8 and S8+ have pressure-sensitive home buttons built right into the phones' screens. The fingerprint sensor is at the back besides the rear camera. There's also an iris scanner with facial recognition functionality. Both smartphone also sport Samsung Pay digital payment system.


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