The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are all set to arrive in India on April 19. The company had initially sent out a tweet confirming the date, but later deleted the post and replaced it with one which confirmed the imminent arrival of the phones but omitted the date.
To recap, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus became official last month and are due to be launched in the US on April 21. Samsung hasn’t fixed a price for the handsets there, letting carriers decide how much to charge. The lowest a person can get the former for is $720 (roughly Rs 46700) and the latter at $840 (about Rs 54500).
Going by Samsung’s history, the company will likely release the Exynos 8895-running version of its flagship phone in India instead of the Snapdragon 835 one. All other specifications will presumably remain the same as the international version.
One of the biggest highlights of the Galaxy S8 is the brand’s new virtual assistant Bixby. Unfortunately, the company recently announced that the tool would be launched without Voice support, meaning users will have to use their fingers to access the AI. The firm plans to roll out the function as a software update in spring 2017.
Common specs of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus:
– Display: 5.8-inch/6.2-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels
– OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
– Storage: 64GB storage, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 4GB
– CPU: Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895
– Battery: 3000mAh/3500mAh
– Camera: 12MP rear, 8MP front
– Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, USB Type-C, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0
Stay tuned for more on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus the moment the two arrive on Indian shores.