Samsung unveiled its latest and greatest flagship, the Galaxy S8 on March 29th at an Unpacked event in New York. The pre-orders for Galaxy S8 were overwhelming and surpassed those for the S7 device. This is a sign of great success for Samsung after the Note 7 fiasco. Now Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in India following its global release.
According to ‘The Huffington Post‘, Samsung is prepping to launch its newest flagship in India on April 19th. April 19th seems to be a familiar date right? Yes, you are correct. The same day Xiaomi is unveiling its latest flagship, the Xiaomi Mi 6.
Coming back to the Galaxy S8, the official pricing details of the devices in India are not yet out, but as the launch date is just a few days away we might get to know the details before its launch. We will update you as soon as we learn more. For the unaware, let us get into the details of the handset(s).
Samsung made a major update to the Galaxy S8 regarding design language; which it hasn’t done since the Galaxy S6. The radical new design brings a bezel-less display, and also the display comes with rounded corners to increase the screen real estate. The forehead and the chin: the top and the bottom bezels of both Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are very slim, thanks to the removal of the physical home button. Also, the fingerprint sensor is placed next to the camera module on the rear.
The Galaxy S8 comes in two sizes: a 5.7-inch regular S8 and a 6.2-incher called as S8 Plus. Both the displays will offer a 2K resolution, and unlike the S7 series, both the variants will have an edge-to-edge curved screen.
Samsung’s new flagship will offer some bleeding-edge specs, among all Snapdragon 835 chipset is a notable one. However, the Indian variants will be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 chipset. The variants with Exynos chipset outperformed those with Snapdragon 835 SoC in benchmark tests, though.
S8 Plus sports a 12-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 4GBof RAM, an iris scanner, 64GB internal storage which can be expanded through a microSD card. The regular S8 will also share the same specifications. Other notable features include iris scanner, Bluetooth 5.0, dedicated hardware button for Bixby, etc.
Software and Built-in Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant
Both the variants will boot Samsung-skinned Android Nougat 7.1.1 out-of-the-box. Besides, the handsets will be delivered with a baked-in virtual assistant coined as “Bixby” by Samsung. Samsung developed its own assistant to go head-on-head with Apple’s Siri and Google’s Voice Assistant.