The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones were announced earlier this year and the smartphones are already up for purchase in India. Samsung has now announced a new color variant of the smartphones in the country – Orchid Gray. Both the flagship devices are available in the new color option. With the launch of the new Orchid Gray color variant, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices are now available in a total of four colors: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Coral Blue and Orchid Gray. Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE to support 25W charging but will Samsung put it in the box?Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 launch in India next week: Top specs, price around Rs 15,000, more
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are already up for pre-order on Flipkart and also on Samsung Shop. The pre-order registration will continue till July 11 and post July 12, the delivery of the phones will commence. Post July 12, both the smartphones will also be available in select retail outlets. Along with the purchase of the phone, Samsung is also offering a free Convertible Wireless Charger worth Rs 4,499 and Rs 3,000 cashback (only for HDFC credit card users). Samsung Galaxy S8 will be priced at Rs 57,900 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will come for Rs 64,900. Also Read - Apple sells more iPads in early 2021 than ever, grows along with Samsung
To further fuel the unprecedented response to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung is pleased to introduce the all new Orchid Gray colour. Through this stunning colour, our consumers would make a style statement that would set them above and apart from everyone else, said Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, on the launch of the devices in the new color variant. The new color variant of the phones come with the same features and specifications of the originally launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. ALSO READ: Samsung set to overtake Intel as the world’s largest chipset maker: Report
Both the smartphones come with the Infinity Display with relatively slimmer side bezels. The physical home button has made way for under-display embedded pressure sensitive home button. The fingerprint sensor has been shifted to the back of the device and is place right next to the camera setup. The placement has created difficulties for many users in accessing the sensor, with them accidentally placing the finger on the camera lens, leading to smudges. The smartphones come with IP68 certification and are dust and water resistant.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ specifications
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ both come with the dual curved edge Always-on, Infinity display. While the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is larger with a 6.2-inch display. While Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S8 series devices with the Snapdragon 835 chipset as well as the Exynos 8895 processor, only the latter version is available in India. Both the devices come with 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB) and 4GB RAM.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with a 12-megapixel rear camera with the front camera resolution of 8-megapixel. Additionally, the smartphones also support Samsung’s voice assistant – Bixby. However, the Bixby assistant is now available in full on all Samsung Galaxy S8 series devices and recent reports suggested Samsung is facing difficulties in teaching English and Chinese languages to the assistant, leading to further delays in roll out. Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by a 3,000mAh battery while Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes with a larger 3,500mAh juicer.
Recent reports have suggested that Samsung plans to soon announce the Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini, a smaller and more budget version of the flagship smartphone. The phone is expected to feature a smaller 5.3-inch Infinity Display and be a compact device. Additionally, the ‘Mini’ version will also retain the same rear camera setup and the sensors on the device. The processor will most likely be a Snapdragon 821 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM. The internal storage is halved to 32GB. The smartphone is expected to be unveiled soon and be priced in the mid-range segment.
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