Samsung has launched the Samsung S8 and S8 Plus in India and it will be available for purchase either from Flipkart or from Samsung’s official website. The S8 and S8 Plus will also be available for purchase from selected retail stores across the country.
The Samsung S8 is priced at Rs. 57900 and the Samsung S8 Plus will cost you Rs. 64900. There is a price difference of Rs. 7000 between the two models. The smartphones will be shipped from 2nd May 2017 on Flipkart.
Free Samsung Wireless Charger – Samsung this year is offering a free wireless charger (Price Rs. 4499) along with the S8 and S8 Plus on Pre-booking the device. If you will buy the phone later on the wireless charger will not be provided.
Last year Samsung offered a Free VR headset with the launch of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. This year the VR Focus seem to be fading. Samsung has not shared the price for new gear VR and VR camera for India so far. This year Samsung has also upped the game for music enthusiasts by bundling free AKG earphones.
Free AKG Earphones
The AKG earphones if bought separately are valued at Rs 6500.
You can also buy the Samsung Dex which can convert the S8 and S8 Plus into a desktop PC separately priced at Rs. 8999 in India.
The Samsung S8 and S8 Plus is viewed as the most powerful smartphone currently in the market as well as come it with a revolutionary design. The smartphones were unveiled on 30th March 2017 at an event in San Francisco.
The Key Highlight for the Samsung S8 and S8 Plus is stunning display which comes with an unusual 18.5:9 display aspect ratio and an incredible (2960*1440) pixel Quad HD+ display. The Samsung S8 comes with a 5.8 inch screen size and the S8 Plus comes with 6.2 inch screen size.
Lets Talk Performance
The Samsung S8 comes with the latest Exynos 8895 processor for India, while some other countries Samsung is using the Snapdragon 835 Chipset. The Exynos 8895 is also manufactured using the 10Nm process and offers 27% higher performance and 41% lower power consumption compared to the last iteration.
Samsung S8 Exynos 8895 Vs Samsung S8 Snapdragon 835
The were some recent benchmarks posted which shows the Exynos 8895 being faster than the SD 835. Last year the S7 came with 8890 and SD 820, and in our testing and experience the 8890 offered slightly better battery life compared to the SD 820 version.
The Snapdragon 835 is clocked at 2.35 GHz while the Exynos 8895 is clocked at 2.3 GHz. Instead of the Adreno 540 GPU the Exynos 8895 comes with a Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. Infact based on the initial benchmarks the Exynos 8895 seems more promising and SD 835 also looks pretty close.
If you are buying S8 or the S8 Plus my suggestion will be to not bother much about the chipset as both are the greatest chipset with nearly identical performance.
Other Key Features of Samsung S8
Other than the performance numbers and great design and display Samsung S8 and S8 Plus offers great rear 12 MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and a multi-shot technology which selects the best shot from an array of shots automatically clicked by the camera. The smartphone comes with an improved 8 Mega pixel front selfie camera.
The Samsung S8 comes with 4 GB of Ram and 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded by micro-sd card.
The Dual Sim Device comes with 4G LTE as well VOLTE support to work with all operators in India. The new Samsung S8 and S8 Plus comes with 4G LTE (Cat – 16), Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C and of course NFC support.
Reliance JIO is also offering a double data offer on purchase of S8 or S8 Plus with recharge of 309. Users will get 28 GB + 28 GB data for 8 months.
The Samsung S8 comes with 3000 mAH battery which may seem a little less for an 5.8 inch display device, while on the other hand the S8 Plus comes with 3500 mAH capacity.
The Samsung S8 and S8 plus are waterproof and dustproof devices and also comes with a new virtual assistant Bixby.
Additionally, the Android Nougat 7 and improved touch wiz UI makes the user experience much better on the new Samsung smartphone. If You would like to read more about the features and details of the Samsung S8 and S8 Plus would suggest to go through – Samsung S8 and S8 Plus Launched – Future has Arrived