Samsung has launched its latest flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in India at its exclusive launch event in New Delhi. Both the smartphones were unveiled globally last month. After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, this is the next big launch for Samsung in the country. In India, Samsung will launch the Exynos variant, meaning both the flagships will be powered by Samsung’s very own Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) processor.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display while the bigger S8+ offers a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy S8 will house a 5.8-inch display powered by a 3,000mAh battery while the S8+ will offer a 6.2-inch screen with a 3,500mAh battery.
Both the smartphones will feature curved displays with 18:9 aspect ratio, something which was introduced in the latest flagship LG G6. Also, both the S8 handsets will offer an almost bezel-less design.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are powered by 1.9GHz and 2.35Ghz octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processors and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with a new wireless charger.
What do you get in the box?
Out of the box, you will get 1 AKG earphones, 1 USB Type-C charging cable, 1 USB Type-C to micro-USB adaptor, 1 USB Type-C to USB adapter, charging adapter.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
Video recording capabilities:
4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization)
Digital Zoom 8x
High CRI LED Flash
Slow Motion video support for 720p at 240 fps
Hyperlapse video with stabilization (yes, you read that right!)
Continuous Autofocus video
Take 9-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
Video Location tags
REAR camera specs:
Dual Pixel 12MP AF
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Pixel size: 1.4µm
Sensor size: 1/2.55"
Max Zoom: 8x (digital)
Save as RAW file
Front camera features:
Pixel size: 1.22µm
Sensor size: 1/3.6"
Say Hello to Bixby
Just like Apple's proprietary artificial intelligence software, Samsung has come up with a Siri of its own- Bixby!
It is fun to interact with and is fully loaded with witty and valid suggestions. This personal assistant will make your search a lot more easy (that's what Samsung claims).
There are even more features
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were launched globally in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver and Maple Gold colors. Hopefully, India will get to see all of them.
The Samsung GalaxyS and S8+ comes with Face recognition, Iris scanner, Fingerprint scanner along with regular PIN or pattern lock.
Galaxy S8: Rs 57,900
Galaxy S8+: Rs.64,900
Samsung is expected to accept pre-orders of both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones from today.
The smartphones will be available starting May 5.
The only two problems that you may find in this device are a rapid discharge of the battery ( because Samsung has not improved the storage capacity of its devices and has provided a higher resolution and a bigger display. Although that can not be ascertained without using this device) and the position of the fingerprint scanner is a bit inconvenient and difficult to navigate (because it is not in the middle but next to the camera). Apart from it, this device is not there to disappoint.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will drain your wallet, but it’s worth every penny!
Written by Shivam Tiwari for WorldPhotographersClub.com
All photographs were taken from www.samsung.com