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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to be launched in India on 19 April; sends out media invites

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to be launched in India on 19 April; sends out media invites

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By tech2 News Staff / 18 Apr 2017, 11:35

UPDATE: Samsung India has sent out official invites to the media for the launch of its flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone in the country. We have updated the copy to include the media invite.

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch India Invite

It’s as good as official: Samsung will launch the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in India on 19 April.

It’s been mere weeks since Samsung announced the launch of its latest flagship smartphones and we’ve been waiting on tenterhooks for an official release date and price tag.

Reports in The Huffington Post and International Business Times, citing “reliable sources” confirm that the device’s official launch date is 19 April. We’ve attempted to confirm the dates ourselves, but no information has been forthcoming. There isn’t even an official invitation for the event yet.

The launch event is expected to happen in New Delhi.

No other details of the event are available. We do not know the price of the device nor its availability.

We expect the price to be in the Rs 50,000 range at launch.

The S8 and S8+ both feature a brand new design and a display that’s Samsung is calling the “Infinity Display.” The phone will be available in either a 5.8-inch variant or a 6.2-inch one. The front features no buttons and vanishingly small bezels. The front home button has also been removed and the fingerprint sensor has been pushed to the back of the device.

Samsung’s much-touted voice assistant Bixby is also unlikely to make an appearance just yet. The in-house developed assistant will only be available in Korea and the US, but even the US release has been pushed back owing to Bixby’s inability to fully understand English just yet.

Full details of the devices can be found here.

The specifications of the two phones are as follows:

Smartphone Samsung S8 Samsung S8+
Display Size (inches) 5.8 6.2
Resolution (pixels) 1,440 x 2,960 1,440 x 2,960
Pixel Density (PPI) 570 529
Display Type Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Dimensions (mm) 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1
Weight (gm) 155 173
Dual SIM Yes (Variant) Yes (Variant)
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Connectivity Types GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 83, Exynos 8895 Qualcomm Snapdragon 83, Exynos 8895
CPU Cores Octa-core, Octa-core Octa-core, Octa-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz) 4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo and 4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz 4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo and 4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz
GPU Adreno 540 Adreno 540
RAM 4GB RAM 4GB RAM
Ruggedness IP68 IP68
On-Board Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Yes, upto 256GB Yes, upto 256GB
Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart-rate, SpO2 Iris scanner, fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart-rate, SpO2
Primary Camera 12MP, f/1.7 12MP, f/1.7
Optical Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Camera Array Single Camera Single Camera
Autofocus System Phase detection Phase detection
Secondary Camera 8MP, f/1.7 8MP, f/1.7
Video Capture 4K 4K
Flash LED LED
OS Version Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat
AI (Smart Assistant) Yes, Bixby Yes, Bixby
GPS Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared No No
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, Rear button Yes, Rear button
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Radio No No
USB Type Type-C Reversible connector Type-C Reversible connector
USB Standard USB 3.1 USB 3.1
Battery (mAh) 3,500 3,500
Quick Charge Yes Yes
Colors Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
Prices in India TBA TBA

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