Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus To Launch In India Today

Highly respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed in a new investor note that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet could be the company's first flagship handset to feature a dual-camera setup at the back. You can pre-order Samsung S8 to reserve one for you today.

The report suggests the Note 8 will feature 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED display, according to Kuo.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus would also be available starting from May 5 with price tag of Rs 69,000, while dealers may sell it at Rs 63,900. While the former will have a 3,000mAh battery, the latter will come with a 3,500mAh battery. The Galaxy S8 and S8+, which are successors to last year's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, come with a near edge-to-edge design, an unusual 18.5:9 "Infinity" display and Samsung's proprietary Bixby virtual assistant.

Inside are a 10nm octa-core Samsung Exynos processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal memory. It gets even worse when it comes to separating the two glass panels - the adhesive that holds them in place is so strong and taking it apart might damage the device. There is an option to clean out unnecessary background apps, while another button lets you choose from various power modes, which includes optimized, game, performance, and entertainment.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at $720 (around Rs 46,700) and Galaxy S8+ at $840 (around Rs 54,500) in the US. However they note that things like tough adhesive especially in the battery area and a glued on rear panel makes it quite hard to replace certain parts of the phone. The company has used the old Galaxy S7 camera module for this years' flagship, a 12-megapixel sensor with OIS. Other features of the camera are Pro Mode, Selective Focus, Filtered Moments and a Food Mode. Both the devices are IP68 rated dust and water resistant and have Android Nougat operating system out of the box. There is a dedicated button below volume rocker keys to launch Samsung's new voice-assistant "Bixby".

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