Samsung's latest Galaxy phones S8 and S8+ launched in India; on the face of it, it’s all about power and precision

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Samsung launches its new Galaxy phones in India, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. The phones are priced higher than in the US, S8 is prised at RS. 57,900 And S8+ is priced at 64,900. And Samsung will start selling the phones from 5th of May in India. This is going to be a big one for the Korean electronics giant after the fiasco with S7. Although the phones are not very different in terms of features from the S7, but having said that S7 received rave reviews from all quarters.

The much talked about infinity screen is certainly a great feature and it can make a great deal of difference for media viewing, the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ bezel-less design give you 18% more screen says Samsung and the build forms a super smooth surface with home key embedded under the display! The phone of course comes packed with Samsung's AI assistant, Bixby that can be accessed with the new Bixby button. Just like other AI assistants, Samsung's intelligent interface can be accessed with voice, touch and text commands and just like others; Bixby will get smarter with more usage.

The new Galaxy smartphones will also introduce an Iris scanner, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ packs in multiple biometric technologies not just a fingerprint scanner but also facial recognition which can certainly up the security aspect of the new phones. Another feature that really took to our fancy is the multi click feature where the phone can click multiple pictures and combine the best portion from all to make one great picture. Samsung has clearly mastered the water resistant feature over the years and the phones come with IP68 water resistance.

Apart from these top features the Samsung Galaxy phones have Hybrid dual SIM slot, 64GB internal memory with expandable support up to 256GB, Always-on display, Fast and wireless charging capabilities. Samsung says the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+'s 12MP rear camera utilizes Dual Pixel technology for incredibly fast autofocus. It has an F1.7 lens which essentially helps in capturing brighter photos in low-light environments. The 8MP front cameras too are equipped with F1.7 lens and it autofocus. The Galaxy S8 will be available in a Midnight Black and Maple Gold color, while the Galaxy S8+ will also get the Coral Blue variant.

Samsung S7 could not make it to the India market even though the phone was massively pre-booked. The new Galaxy phones are eagerly awaited among Samsung fans here in India. Pre-booking for the new Galaxy phones has started and there is a pre-booking gift for consumers too. Samsung will include a wireless charger too along with in-box accessory AKG by Harman earphones. The flagship smartphones will be available in India starting May 5, 2017 across select retail stores and as for online market, they will be available exclusively on Samsung Shop and Flipkart. And on the face of it the two new Galaxy phones pack in quite a power, wait for our review to know if they actually do!

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