Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have finally been unveiled, the next thing everyone is looking forward to is the sale. At the event last night, Samsung announced that the smartphones will be going up on sale on April 21 in select markets. While there s no official word on when Samsung s flagship smartphones will come to India, the Galaxy S8 is surprisingly listed on eBay India, and is available for purchase. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A02s allegedly spotted on Geekbench, key specifications tippedAlso Read - Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is listed on eBay for a whopping Rs 89,999, and the listing claims that it has already sold more than 49 percent of the devices. The eBay seller will be shipping the smartphones from Punjab, and promises delivery by April 3 or April 4. It accepts credit card, EMI, debit card, and netbanking payments. However, as much attractive this deal sounds, we would strongly recommend that you do not buy it. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy F12 launching in India soon: Will it be another renamed Galaxy M device?
To begin with, the fact that Samsung itself has announced that the smartphones will go on sale only on April 21, should be reason enough to not trust this listing. Second, the device is exorbitantly priced. In the US, the Galaxy S8 will be available for around $750 (Rs 48,700 approximately), while the Galaxy S8+ will be available for around $850 (Rs 55,170 approximately). In comparison, the listing price on eBay is almost double. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: Hands-on and first impressions roundup
Besides, when you buy a product online, the first thing most of us check to ensure the credibility of the seller and the quality is to check the reviews. On this post, however, if you scroll down there is not even a single review. And if you check the seller s (who goes by the name smartphone2017) rating, he has only 20 reviews on his profile, with a feedback of 88 percent, which is not good enough to trust. Also do read the feedback on his profile, one of which claims The seller contacted us to buy another imported model – fraudulent seller. Therefore, we recommend that you be patient for just few more days, and book your device as soon as Samsung makes it official — on April 21.
Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ specifications, features
To recap, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD resolution and 586 ppi. On the other hand, the Galaxy S8+ features a bigger 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD resolution and 531 ppi. Display of both the devices are protected by Corning s Gorilla Glass 5. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: Social media has given its verdict
Under the hood, both Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are powered by Samsung s Exynos processor or Qualcomm s top-end 835 processor, which varies according to markets. Accompanying the processor on the both the devices is 4GB of RAM, and 64GB storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card.
The two run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box with TouchWiz UI on top. Fuelling the Galaxy S8 is a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8+ gets a larger 3,500mAh battery. On the photography front, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with an 8-megapixel smart auto-focus front camera, and 12-megapixel dual-pixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture.
You Might be Interested