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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ launched: Here is how light it will make your wallet?

Wednesday saw the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones in an event in New York alongside a few other products such as the Samsung DeX, Gear 360 Camera, WiFi Connect Home and new Harman AKG earbuds.

tech Updated: Mar 31, 2017 14:08 IST
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Wednesday saw the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones in an event in New York alongside a few other products such as the Samsung DeX, Gear 360 Camera, WiFi Connect Home and new Harman AKG earbuds.
Wednesday saw the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones in an event in New York alongside a few other products such as the Samsung DeX, Gear 360 Camera, WiFi Connect Home and new Harman AKG earbuds.

Samsung on Wednesday launched its new flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones in a bid to bring back disgruntled customers in its ecosystem post the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

However, the company didn’t announce the price of the product during the presentation but reports now suggest that US prices have been announced and this can lead us to predict an approximate price of the phone that will be available globally from April 21. The company said that pre-orders of the phone will last till March 31.

Specifications:

Samsung Galaxy S8

Size: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm

Weight: 155 grammes

Water/dust resistance: IP68

Display: 5.8-inch QuadHD display (2960 x 1440 pixels resolution) with 570 pixels per inch (ppi)

Storage: 64 GB internal storage with microSD card support to 256GB

Memory: 4GB RAM

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Exynos processor in international editions

Camera: 12-megapixel dual pixel camera with LED Flash, 8-megapixel front camera

Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat

Battery: 3,000 mAh battery with adaptive fast charging

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, USB-C, GPS, 4G and VoLTE support

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Size: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm

Weight: 173 grammes

Water/dust resistance: IP68

Display: 6.2-inch QuadHD display (2960 x 1440 pixels resolution) with 529 pixels per inch (ppi)

Storage: 64 GB internal storage with microSD card support to 256GB

Memory: 4GB RAM

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Exynos processor in international editions

Camera: 12-megapixel dual pixel camera with LED Flash, 8-megapixel front camera

Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat

Battery: 3,500 mAh battery with adaptive fast charging

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, USB-C, GPS, 4G and VoLTE support

According to the company, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will retail for a price of $720 which is approximately Rs 46,000. However, the India edition of the device which will come with an Exynos processor may retail somewhere between Rs 46,000 to Rs 50,000.

The larger-screened Samsung Galaxy S8+ will set you ack for $840 in the US which is around Rs 54,000. This means the Exynos-fitted Indian edition will range somewhere between Rs 55,000 to Rs 60,000.

This makes both the phones much cheaper than the recently released Google Pixel and the Apple iPhone 7, 7 Plus. Additionally, the phone comes with its Bixby assistant and Bluetooth 5 and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.