As it had revealed a few days back, Samsung today formally launched its flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in the Indian market. The Galaxy S8 has been priced at Rs.57,900 ($897) in the country, while the bigger Galaxy S8+ carries a price tag of Rs.64,900 ($1005). Both handsets go up for pre-order today via Flipkart as well as Samsung Shop. Wider availability is slated for May 5th, which means the duo will be available in India roughly two weeks after their global debut. In terms of color options, the Galaxy S8 will be available in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colors while the Galaxy S8+ will additionally be offered in Coral Blue. Those who pre-book the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ in India will be receiving a free convertible wireless charger. They will also be eligible for a Double Data offer on Jio network when recharging Rs.309.
The prices do seem to be on the higher side when compared to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, but that’s usually how it is with every manufacturer. Newer devices are more often than not priced higher than their predecessors. And the new Galaxy S8 could very well be considered to be the direct successor to the Galaxy S7 Edge and not the regular Galaxy S7, as it features a significantly larger 5.8-inch sized dual-curved Super AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution. The Galaxy S8+ on the other hand is the biggest Samsung Galaxy flagship handset yet, sporting a huge 6.2-inch display.
As we mentioned in our previous post, Samsung has launched the Exynos 9 8895-powered variants of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ in the Indian market. Both models come with Dual-SIM card slots, which is a very popular feature in the country. However, it is a Hybrid SIM slot that Samsung has used, which means you can either use two Nano SIM cards or just a single Nano SIM card and a microSD card to expand the storage further. If you cannot live without two SIM cards, you will need to live with the 64GB of internal storage on offer.