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Watch the unboxing: Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launched in India

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are available for Rs 57,900 and Rs 64,900, respectively

Khalid Anzar  |  New Delhi 

Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, S8, S8+
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Photo: Khalid Anzar

has officially launched the much-hyped and in India. The duo will be available exclusively on Flipkart and Shop. The will retail at Rs 57,900, and the at Rs 64,900. Also, both these smartphones will be available for pre-order at 03:00 PM on Flipkart. The actual sale will begin on 5 May, 2017 across retail stores.

The eighth iteration in the line of the ‘Galaxy S’ series, the and have been some of the most discussed smartphones in the tech community lately. There had been huge expectations from these in terms of the utility they offer and the innovation factor that is known to brings in to its flagship year after year.

The recent Galaxy Note 7 fiasco was another reason why the world was keenly watching the launch of the and smartphones.

Amid high expectations, which can be easily judged by the sheer response and feedback the two smartphones have received in India in the form of pre-registrations, the and were launched on Wednesday.

Here is a quick hands-on video of Galaxy S8+


A quick snapshot of what the and offers:

Display

The and smartphones are built on the same bezel-less curved edge design that had introduced with the Galaxy S6 Edge. However, the new smartphones take the definition of curved screen to another level by using the 'infinity display' that covers the bulk of the front, leaving very little bezels on top and bottom of the

The two premium smartphones differ mainly in their screen sizes. The has a 5.8-inch screen, while the sports a 6.2-inch screen. Both of the screens are of the super AMOLED breed, with an extra wide aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a resolution of 1,440 x 2,960 pixels. Also, the corners are no more edgy; they have been rounded in the new flagship

The support HDR10, which was there in Note 7, too, without Dolby Vision. Also, the display on the and are the first to feature Ultra Dynamic Range (UDR).

The and smartphones do away with the hardware navigation keys below the screen. It has been replaced by a pressure-sensitive on-screen home button. The smartphones get a new key which brings Digital Assistant, Bixby, into play.
is capable of answering voice queries, besides adjusting and learning from the world around. It can recognise things using device camera and make an online search about them.

Camera

On the camera front, the and don't see any major upgrade to the sensor. The smartphones feature at the rear the same 12-megapixel Dual Pixel sensor that was there in the Galaxy S7 but with improved algorithms and software processing. On the front, there is an 8 MP camera that supports autofocus.
Hardware

The and come with two different chipset options – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 – but, according to the company's claims, the performance remains identical irrespective of the chipset. The Indian version of these smartphones makes use of Exynos chipsets. 

These are the first among smartphones to offer a 1 gigabit LTE speed. They get 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage and there is a UFS/microSD hybrid card slot for external memory expansion.

Battery

The is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery, and the bigger is equipped with a 3,500 mAh pack. Both are sealed and feature Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging. Also, the support fast wireless charging, too.

Others

The flagship duo is IP68-certified, which means they are waterproof and dust-proof. Also, they come with a pair of AKG earphones. There is a mono loudspeaker, and the fingerprint scanner has been moved at the back of the new devices, next to the camera. There also are facial recognition and IRIS scanner adding to the overall security of the
We will soon be reviewing the and in greater detail. 

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Watch the unboxing: Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launched in India

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are available for Rs 57,900 and Rs 64,900, respectively

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are available for Rs 57,900 and Rs 64,900, respectively
has officially launched the much-hyped and in India. The duo will be available exclusively on Flipkart and Shop. The will retail at Rs 57,900, and the at Rs 64,900. Also, both these smartphones will be available for pre-order at 03:00 PM on Flipkart. The actual sale will begin on 5 May, 2017 across retail stores.

The eighth iteration in the line of the ‘Galaxy S’ series, the and have been some of the most discussed smartphones in the tech community lately. There had been huge expectations from these in terms of the utility they offer and the innovation factor that is known to brings in to its flagship year after year.

The recent Galaxy Note 7 fiasco was another reason why the world was keenly watching the launch of the and smartphones.

Amid high expectations, which can be easily judged by the sheer response and feedback the two smartphones have received in India in the form of pre-registrations, the and were launched on Wednesday.

Here is a quick hands-on video of Galaxy S8+


A quick snapshot of what the and offers:

Display

The and smartphones are built on the same bezel-less curved edge design that had introduced with the Galaxy S6 Edge. However, the new smartphones take the definition of curved screen to another level by using the 'infinity display' that covers the bulk of the front, leaving very little bezels on top and bottom of the

The two premium smartphones differ mainly in their screen sizes. The has a 5.8-inch screen, while the sports a 6.2-inch screen. Both of the screens are of the super AMOLED breed, with an extra wide aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a resolution of 1,440 x 2,960 pixels. Also, the corners are no more edgy; they have been rounded in the new flagship

The support HDR10, which was there in Note 7, too, without Dolby Vision. Also, the display on the and are the first to feature Ultra Dynamic Range (UDR).

The and smartphones do away with the hardware navigation keys below the screen. It has been replaced by a pressure-sensitive on-screen home button. The smartphones get a new key which brings Digital Assistant, Bixby, into play.
is capable of answering voice queries, besides adjusting and learning from the world around. It can recognise things using device camera and make an online search about them.

Camera

On the camera front, the and don't see any major upgrade to the sensor. The smartphones feature at the rear the same 12-megapixel Dual Pixel sensor that was there in the Galaxy S7 but with improved algorithms and software processing. On the front, there is an 8 MP camera that supports autofocus.
Hardware

The and come with two different chipset options – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 – but, according to the company's claims, the performance remains identical irrespective of the chipset. The Indian version of these smartphones makes use of Exynos chipsets. 

These are the first among smartphones to offer a 1 gigabit LTE speed. They get 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage and there is a UFS/microSD hybrid card slot for external memory expansion.

Battery

The is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery, and the bigger is equipped with a 3,500 mAh pack. Both are sealed and feature Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging. Also, the support fast wireless charging, too.

Others

The flagship duo is IP68-certified, which means they are waterproof and dust-proof. Also, they come with a pair of AKG earphones. There is a mono loudspeaker, and the fingerprint scanner has been moved at the back of the new devices, next to the camera. There also are facial recognition and IRIS scanner adding to the overall security of the
We will soon be reviewing the and in greater detail. 
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Watch the unboxing: Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launched in India

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are available for Rs 57,900 and Rs 64,900, respectively

has officially launched the much-hyped and in India. The duo will be available exclusively on Flipkart and Shop. The will retail at Rs 57,900, and the at Rs 64,900. Also, both these smartphones will be available for pre-order at 03:00 PM on Flipkart. The actual sale will begin on 5 May, 2017 across retail stores.

The eighth iteration in the line of the ‘Galaxy S’ series, the and have been some of the most discussed smartphones in the tech community lately. There had been huge expectations from these in terms of the utility they offer and the innovation factor that is known to brings in to its flagship year after year.

The recent Galaxy Note 7 fiasco was another reason why the world was keenly watching the launch of the and smartphones.

Amid high expectations, which can be easily judged by the sheer response and feedback the two smartphones have received in India in the form of pre-registrations, the and were launched on Wednesday.

Here is a quick hands-on video of Galaxy S8+


A quick snapshot of what the and offers:

Display

The and smartphones are built on the same bezel-less curved edge design that had introduced with the Galaxy S6 Edge. However, the new smartphones take the definition of curved screen to another level by using the 'infinity display' that covers the bulk of the front, leaving very little bezels on top and bottom of the

The two premium smartphones differ mainly in their screen sizes. The has a 5.8-inch screen, while the sports a 6.2-inch screen. Both of the screens are of the super AMOLED breed, with an extra wide aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a resolution of 1,440 x 2,960 pixels. Also, the corners are no more edgy; they have been rounded in the new flagship

The support HDR10, which was there in Note 7, too, without Dolby Vision. Also, the display on the and are the first to feature Ultra Dynamic Range (UDR).

The and smartphones do away with the hardware navigation keys below the screen. It has been replaced by a pressure-sensitive on-screen home button. The smartphones get a new key which brings Digital Assistant, Bixby, into play.
is capable of answering voice queries, besides adjusting and learning from the world around. It can recognise things using device camera and make an online search about them.

Camera

On the camera front, the and don't see any major upgrade to the sensor. The smartphones feature at the rear the same 12-megapixel Dual Pixel sensor that was there in the Galaxy S7 but with improved algorithms and software processing. On the front, there is an 8 MP camera that supports autofocus.
Hardware

The and come with two different chipset options – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 – but, according to the company's claims, the performance remains identical irrespective of the chipset. The Indian version of these smartphones makes use of Exynos chipsets. 

These are the first among smartphones to offer a 1 gigabit LTE speed. They get 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage and there is a UFS/microSD hybrid card slot for external memory expansion.

Battery

The is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery, and the bigger is equipped with a 3,500 mAh pack. Both are sealed and feature Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging. Also, the support fast wireless charging, too.

Others

The flagship duo is IP68-certified, which means they are waterproof and dust-proof. Also, they come with a pair of AKG earphones. There is a mono loudspeaker, and the fingerprint scanner has been moved at the back of the new devices, next to the camera. There also are facial recognition and IRIS scanner adding to the overall security of the
We will soon be reviewing the and in greater detail. 

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