Samsung first launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in March this year followed by their release in India in April. Starting today, the smartphones will be up for grabs in another colour – Orchid Gray, adding to the two different colour variants (Midnight Black, Maple Gold) of Galaxy S8 and three different colour variants (Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Coral Blue) of the S8+.
Samsung announced that both the Orchid Gray variants of the flagship devices would go for pre-order starting July 5, 12 PM onwards until July 11, 2017, exclusively on Flipkart and the official Samsung shop. In addition to this, the users get an offer of a free Convertible Wireless Charger worth Rs. 4,499 plus a Rs. 3,000 cashback offer on HDFC credit card on purchase of either Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+.
To recollect the key specs, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch QHD (2960 x 1440 pixels) resolution Infinity display which is curved on the sides while the Galaxy S8+ comes with a larger 6.2-inch QHD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. With Samsung selling Qualcomm variant of its phones in selected regions, we can expect the Galaxy S8 and GalaxyS8+ to come with an octa-core Exynos 8895 chipset in India, clocked at 2.3GHz. Both devices pack 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, further expandable via microSD card up to 256GB.
When it comes to the camera segment, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come equipped with a 12MP rear camera with Dual Pixel technology and a f/1.7 aperture along with an 8MP front-facing camera with a f/1.7 aperture and smart autofocus feature.
On the software front, both the S8 and S8+ run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. As for connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ support options like Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, GLONASS, Type-C USB port, and also support 4G LTE. The S8+ boasts a 3,500mAh battery while its lesser sibling comes with 3,000mAh battery with fast-charging on both wired and wireless means. The S8+ feels heavier to hold at 173grams as opposed to the S8 weighing in at only 155grams.
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