As expected, Samsung is gearing up for the launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in India. The company has opened pre-registrations for both the devices through Samsung India website.
Update: Samsung will launch on its new flagship devices on April 19. It must be noted that the Indian variant of the devices will get Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 SoC-based chipset. Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will also miss the AI-powered Voice Assistant ‘BixBy’ at the global launch on April 21.
Samsung galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are very important for the company after the explosive Note 7. The manufacturer has is going all-in with its flagship devices. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was a great phone which turned out to be a disaster incurring a huge loss to the company.
For pre-registration, you have to enter details which include name, mobile number, email id and pin code. This will only give you updates about the devices as they don’t ask for payments.
Samsung also wants to know which Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus feature excites you the most? The list includes Infinity Display, Iris Scanner, Samsung Bixby, Industry-first 10nm chipset or Others. Once you submit all the details, all you get is a “Thank you for submitting your details” message on the screen.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is easily the best Android can offer even better than Google Pixel. The smartphones come loaded with great features and Samsung is betting big on them. Samsung has created a beautiful looking phone, thanks to the infinity display which has already been named as the best display ever on a phone by DisplayMate.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Features and Specs
Let’s have a look at what Samsung’s flagship devices have to offer:
The Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED quad HD display with a resolution of 2960×1440 pixels and pixel density of 570ppi while its elder sibling features a 6.2-inch display with pixel density of 529ppi. The displays are curved from both sides and is termed as Infinity Display by Samsung.
Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be powered by an Octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. The storage is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The indian variants might come with Samsung’s own Exynos 8995 octa-core processor.
Both the devices have a 12 MP rear camera with Dual-Pixel technology, OIS and f/1.7 aperture. The front camera is 8MP with auto focus and f/1.7 aperture. It also has an iris scanner on the front. The rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 30 fps, 1080p HD videos at 30 fps or 60 fps and 720p HD video at 30 fps.
Battery and Others
The Samsung Galaxy S8 packs a 3000 mAh battery while S8 Plus has a larger 3400 mAh battery. Both devices supports USB Type-C charging port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors include Iris sensor, Pressure sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, HR sensor, Proximity sensor and RGB Light sensor.
Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus comes in Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Maple Gold color variants.
Samsung’s new AI-based virtual assistant,Bixby is the highlight of the new flagship devices. Bixby will take your virtual assistant experience to a new level. It is capable of doing everything you can do with a touch. Right now it only works with 10 or so of Samsung’s own Android apps, Samsung said that it will work with Google Play Music and other third-party apps in future. It will also work with Samsung Connect smart home devices.
Bixby understands context, and seemlessly intergrates between voice and touch. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus gets a dedicated Bixby button which will enable you to pull up Bixby anytime, even in between an app. Samsung says you can mix both voice and touch interactions, doing whatever is appropriate to the context of what you’re doing. You can hold the phone up to your ear to have a “more private” conversation with Bixby, or change the gender sound of its voice. Bixby is also seamlessly integrated in the camera and lets you do interesting things. Here is a demo video by showcasing Bixby in the Samsung event by Cnet :
Bixby is very well capable of beating Google Assistant and Siri.