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Galaxy S8, S8+: Samsung launches new flagship phones in India

20 April, 2017, 11:23 | Author: Nadine Todd

Samsung is calling it as the "Infinity Display". Both the handsets boast a odd display aspect ratio of 18:9.

Comparing the newly launched Galaxy S8 with its predecessor will show you some major changes this time. "Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ extend our trust, our heritage of great innovation and stunning design and our "Make for India" promise", said H.C. Hong, President and CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia.

Optics include a 12MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture on the back having "Dual Pixel autofocus" technology for snappy autofocus speed, and an 8MP front camera with "Smart autofocus" a first on any smartphone.

The devices have an Exynos Octa core (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHZ Quad) processor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC variants will be available only in selected regions of the United States. Apart from this, the device packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. He also claims that the Note 8 will have a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED display - all of which is believable, since the Galaxy S8 Plus already has a 6.2-inch QHD+ OLED screen.

Having said this, it is worth recalling that these two smartphones are definitely of great importance for the company, especially after its much expected Galaxy Note 7 failed miserably following the battery incident. Powering the S8 is a 3000mAh battery, whereas the S8 Plus is a slightly larger 3500mAh battery.

Samsung has done away with the physical home button and replaced it with a touch sensitive button underneath the screen. Moreover, Samsung's AI based virtual assistant "Bixby" has made its place in the smartphone this time.

Speaking of its security option, it not only provides fingerprint scanner but its offers face and iris registration for three different biometric security options. You can also watch the live stream of Samsung Galaxy S8 here. It supports USB Type-C charging port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Samsung had also started a pre-registration page earlier, but the pre-bookings could only start from today.

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