Apr 25, 2017 | Updated: 06:11 AM EDT

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus Launched In India: Check Specs & Cost

Apr 20, 2017 04:23 AM EDT

Samsung is set to launch its flagship devices, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on April 19 in India.  It is reported as well that Chinese tech company, Xiaomi will also unveil its 2017 flagship, the Mi 6 alongside the Mi Max 2.

Samsung announced its 2017 flagship devices Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus on March 29. Although Samsung is set to launch its flagship devices in the country, there is still no official update from the developer with regards to pricing and when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus will be available for Purchase. According to India Today, there is also no details as to which variant of the devices will be available in India.

However, it is believed that Samsung will reveal the necessary details at the launch event. Many fans believe that the version of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus with the developer's 3GHz Exynos 8895 processor will be available in several regions, including India. According to Gadgets, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus launch event is scheduled to hold in New Delhi at 12 pm IST. But fans who are interested in watching the live stream of the launch event can do so on the developer's India website.

Reports have it that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are already available for pre-orders in South Korea and the United States and the devices were also set for the pre-registration on the home page of the developer's official India website. The India variant of the Galaxy S8 will be powered by the Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC variants will only be available in certain regions including the United States. However, it is believed that both SoCs have comparable performance.

Recent reports suggest that the MRP of the Samsung Galaxy 8 will be set at Rs. 62,600 (around $969) in India, but Rs. 56,900 (around $880) will be the dealer price. Meanwhile, the MRP of the Galaxy S8 plus will be set at Rs. 69,000 ($1067), and the dealer price will be Rs. 63,900 ($988). It is rumored that both devices will be available for purchase in dual-SIM variants in India on May 5.

The developer is expected to commence pre-bookings of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on April 19. The difference between the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is just in terms of dimensions, screen size, battery capacity,dual-edge curved display, minimal bezels on the top and bottom, and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The Galaxy S8 weighs 155 grams and measures 148.9x68.1x8mm, while the Galaxy S8 plus weighs 173 grams and measures 159.5x73.4x8.1mm.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ with 1440x2960 pixels plus Super AMOLED display, and the Galaxy S8 plus on the other hand, features a 6.2-inch QHD+ with 1440x2960 pixels plus Super AMOLED display. The two devices have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus will feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card slot.

The Galaxy S8 will have a 3000mA battery, while the Galaxy S8 plus will feature 3500mAh batteries. The two devices have 8-MP front shooter with autofocus with f/1.7 aperture, and 12-MP Dual Pixel rear shooter paired with optical image stabilization and a f/1.7 aperture. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus supports Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, NFC, Samsung Pay, and MST connectivity.

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