Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Launch Event In India

Posted April 20, 2017

This is the Reliance Jio Double Data offer where the users would be getting 28GB+28GB data a month at Rs. 309, for 8 months.

The devices will go on sale in India from 5 May, but can be pre-ordered from today. Samsung might sell the phones in India, both via online and offline retailers.

The reports also suggests that 1 million pre-orders is the highest ever for a new smartphone in South Korea. The device features a 5.8 inch Quad HD+ display screen. This will feature curved dual-edge display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels present on the bottom and top.

Under the hood it runs the Exynos 8895 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz. Apart from this, the device packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

While Google has already released its Android security update for April, many manufacturers and carriers are still scrambling to get the March update out to their devices.

These smartphones are no slouch in camera performance either. LCD panels usually have three sub pixels (red, blue, green) but with the Galaxy S8's OLED panel, you have two sub pixels - red-green and blue-green. The device is IP68 rated, meaning it is water and dust resistant.

While the Galaxy S8 is powered by a 3000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a larger 3500 mAh battery.

Interestingly, there is also a dedicated thread on Reddit now where the "Red tint" issue on the Galaxy S8 is being discussed. The 12 MP rear camera lens remains the same as in the previous Galaxy S7, but Samsung has said that the camera software has been improved. On the connectivity front, both the devices support Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, GPS, GLONASS and 4G LTE. However, why has Samsung removed the ability to remap the Bixby Button on its flagship smartphones?