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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launched in India

In a press conference in New Delhi today, Samsung launched their newest flagship devices - Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus - in India.
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April 19, 2017

In a press conference in New Delhi today, Samsung launched their newest flagship devices – Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus – in India. As was expected, the company has launched the devices with the octa-core Exynos 8895 processor in India instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 variant launched in the US.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus review: Almost to Infinity
Reviews
The stunning Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with new design innovations alongside cutting-edge technology that includes a revolutionary camera, the industry’s first 10nm processor, Bixby and robust Phone+ offerings. These devices will offer our consumers a gateway to a new mobile life where the power of innovation will carry them beyond barriers.
– Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President – Mobile Business, Samsung India
Samsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8+
Display
Samsung Galaxy S8
5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
2960 x 1440 resolution
570 ppi
18.5:9 aspect ratio
Samsung Galaxy S8+
6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
2960 x 1440 resolution
529 ppi
18.5:9 aspect ratio
Processor
Samsung Galaxy S8
U.S.: 64-bit octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10 nm process

Global: 64-bit octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) Samsung Exynos 8895, 10 nm process
Samsung Galaxy S8+
U.S.: 64-bit octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10 nm process

Global: 64-bit octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) Samsung Exynos 8895, 10 nm process
RAM
Samsung Galaxy S8
4 GB
LPDDR4
Samsung Galaxy S8+
4 GB
LPDDR4
Storage
Samsung Galaxy S8
64 GB
USF 2.1
Samsung Galaxy S8+
64 GB
USF 2.1
MicroSD
Samsung Galaxy S8
Yes, up to 256 GB
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Yes, up to 256 GB
Cameras
Samsung Galaxy S8
Rear: 12 MP Dual Pixel sensor, f/1.7 aperture, OIS

Front: 8 MP sensor, f/1.7 aperture
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Rear: 12 MP Dual Pixel sensor, f/1.7 aperture, OIS

Front: 8 MP sensor, f/1.7 aperture
Battery
Samsung Galaxy S8
3,000 mAh
Fast charging
Samsung Galaxy S8+
3,500 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy S8
Yes, Qi and PMA
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Yes, Qi and PMA
Water resistance
Samsung Galaxy S8
IP68 dust and water resistance
Samsung Galaxy S8+
IP68 dust and water resistance
Connectivity
Samsung Galaxy S8
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO,1024QAM
Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps)
ANT+
USB Type-C
3.5 mm headphone jack
NFC
Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO,1024QAM
Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps)
ANT+
USB Type-C
3.5 mm headphone jack
NFC
Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
SIM
Samsung Galaxy S8
Nano SIM
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Nano SIM
Software
Samsung Galaxy S8
Android 7.0 Nougat
Samsung Galaxy S8+
Android 7.0 Nougat
Dimensions and weight
Samsung Galaxy S8
148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
155 g
Samsung Galaxy S8+
159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
173 g

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at ₹57,900 ($897) while the S8 Plus is priced at ₹64,900 ($1004) and the smartphones are available in two color variants – Midnight Black and Maple Gold – starting from May 5. The S8 Plus also comes in Coral Blue color variant.

Pre-bookings start today, and all those who pre-book the devices will get a free Convertible Wireless Charger. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus users will also get a Double Data offer on the Jio network. On a monthly recharge of ₹309, users will enjoy 448 GB of 4G data over 8 months. While the devices will be available across offline retail stores, Samsung has partnered with Flipkart to sell them online. What are your thoughts on the pricing of the two smartphones, and would you be looking forward to pick one up?