In an unexpected move, Samsung has launched the high-end variant of the Galaxy S8+ in India at a whopping price tag of Rs. 74,990. This high-end variant was only available in China and South Korea until now, but the company has now launched it in India as well. The new variant of the Galaxy S8+ comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The premium variant of the Galaxy S8+ would be available only in the Midnight Black colour option and will be up for sale from June 9. Samsung will also bundle a wireless charger worth Rs. 4,499 with the smartphone. However, it might be an introductory offer and will end at any time, which isn’t mentioned by Samsung.
To recall, Samsung also offered a free wireless charger for customers who prebooked the smartphone in India. Besides the bump in storage and RAM, the rest of the specifications are similar to the earlier launched 64GB and 4GB RAM model.
The highlight of the Galaxy S8 series is not the hardware, but its QHD+ Infinity display. The S8+ sports a 6.2-inch QHD+ display with an unusual resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. It is powered by the Exynos 8895 processor, paired with Mali G71 MP20 GPU. The device comes with 64GB/128GB storage, but it also has a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion.
The Galaxy S8+ has a 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, Dual Pixel technology, OIS, PDAF, and LED flash. Up front, the phone has an 8MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and autofocus. The device can be unlocked via various methods- fingerprint scanner, IRIS scanner, and the regular Android locking methods.
The S8+ was the first smartphone to ship with Bluetooth 5.0. Other connectivity options include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, and GPS. The phone also has heart rate sensor, barometer, and it is IP68 certified as well. There’s a 3500mAh battery powering the Galaxy S8+ which also has support for Quick Charging. The device boots Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz UI on top.