Samsung Galaxy S8 launched in India at Rs 57,000

Unbox your Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone!

The wait is over as you can finally ‘unbox you galaxy’ in India. Ending the Indian consumers’ wait, Samsung India on Wednesday brought its flagship devices Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ for Rs 57,900 and Rs 64,900, respectively.

Packed with a voice assistant, the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ were listed on a Flipkart banner ad for pre-orders, starting at 3 PM on Wednesday. However, the devices will be available on Flipkart and Samsung’s online store from May 5, 2017.

“With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung is unboxing smartphones that transcend the boundaries of meaningful innovations. Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ extend our trust, our heritage of great innovation and stunning design and our ‘Make for India’ promise,” said H.C. Hong, President and CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia.

Despite the significantly larger screens on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the reengineered design with rounded edges and symmetrical sides make them compact and comfortable for one-handed operation. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back provides durability and a high-quality finish.

“These devices will offer our consumers a gateway to a new mobile life where the power of innovation will carry them beyond barriers,” Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, told reporters at the launch event.

The two smartphones have a bezel-less curved edge “infinity display”, covered with pristine glass and a 12MP rear camera with multi-frame processing and optical image stabilisation. They have 8MP auto-focus front camera.

Both the devices are IP68 rated, making them resistant to water and dust. Samsung also upped the security feature with an iris scanner, face recognition and fingerprint scanner — moved to the back of the device — to unlock the device. The home button has been shifted beneath the “infinity display”.

The two devices are powered by an Exynos Octa-core (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHZ Quad) processor and run on Android 7.0 Nougat.