Samsung is ready to launch its Samsung S8+ and S8 on April 19, 2017 in India, making one more entry in the list of its flagship devices. This launch will probably be the one after few quarters since its Galaxy Note 7 tragedy. Owing to Galaxy Note 7 tragedy, the South Korean smartphone maker since then didn’t launch any of its devices in the growing smartphone market all over the world.
The pre-registration by the company started from March 29, 2017 in India, when the company made an announcement of the new flagship device. On the other hand, pre-orders started last week in Korea and the US. In South Korea, over 720,000 units of the all new smartphones are pre-booked. However, retail sales will begin on April 21, 2017 in South Korea.
The rumors say that the price of the new Galaxy S8 may be around Rs 50,000 and Rs 60,000 in India; however, there is no official comment on the price from Samsung India. According to Samsung, the new phone features an iris scanner, finger scanner, and facial recognition technologies along with a curved screen providing edge-to-edge display known as infinity display. The new Galaxy phones feature Bixby—context reading virtual assistant—along with Samsung Pay. According to Samsung, Bixby is better than Google’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana.
The Galaxy S8 will feature a 5.8-inch display with no physical buttons. In fact, it will have an invisible home button. The Galaxy S8+ will feature a 6.2-inch display. Both the are available in 5 different colors and are dust, water-resistant and further support wireless charging. The device sports 8 megapixels front camera and 12 megapixels rear camera. Further, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm 10nm processor. This will make the smartphone 10% faster as compared to the Galaxy S7; additionally, the GPU is also 21% faster.
Costing the company a mountain of direct loss, the new Galaxy S8 will come over 6 months after the Galaxy Note 7 launch, which was recalled globally due to some battery issue. The new flagships will provide the required force for the sales of the company. Do you think people will trust Samsung new devices after its worldwide famous Galaxy Note 7 battery issue?