Samsung Galaxy S8 launched in India; Can you guess its price?

Bruno Cirelli
Aprile 20, 2017

Samsung released the Galaxy S8 on March 29. Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus goes for pre-orders starting Wednesday on Flipkart The devices go on sale starting from 5th May for a price tag of Rs 57,900 for the Galaxy S8, and Rs 64,900 for the Galaxy S8 Plus. The Galaxy S8+ is simply a larger Galaxy S8 with a bigger battery. Like its predecessor Galaxy S7 Edge, the Galaxy S8 variants also come with curved edge to edge display.

An official from the industry said, "The Galaxy Note7 also had the red screen issue past year, and this is largely due to the characteristics of Super AMOLED displays".

Today was the day the gadget media got their hands on Samsung Electronics's (005930KS) "Galaxy S8", introduced last month, and also the day that iFixit published its "tear-down" of the device, the customary revelation of component suppliers for a new gadget.

Some users in South Korea have reported that the displays of their Galaxy S8 units are a little red than normal.

Samsung, meanwhile, may face hurdles in securing enough inventory to meet the record-beating preorders for the Galaxy S8 smartphones.

Industry watchers said earlier that around 70 to 80 percent of the pre-orders will lead to actual sales. Both the handsets pack 4GB of RAM and come with 64GB inbuilt storage while also supporting expandable storage via microSD card (up to 256GB). The smartphones are running Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box and have a dedicated button on the side for Bixby, Samsung's new AI personal assistant. Bixby, which is essentially Samsung's version of Google Assistant which in itself is a pretty solid personal assistant. There is also an iris scanner thrown in for added security.

Samsung are also launching Samsung Pay, a feature which allows users to pay using their phone. The Infinity Display, battery life, and camera are some of the aspects Samsung India has highlighted at the event.

KGI explains that the full-screen design has offset other concerns relating to the Galaxy S8, such as its rear-facing fingerprint sensor and the lack of a dual-camera. Though the USA variant comes with the Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor.

Kuo explains that the adoption of a dual-camera setup will be "the most important upgrade" in the Note 8. Both the phones support wireless and quick charging technologies (via USB Type-C port).

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