Right after the launch of larger, and probably better Galaxy Note 8, Samsung is seemingly focusing on selling more flagships. The price of the Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB in India was earlier cut by Rs. 4,000 (around $62). The retail price became Rs. 70,900. Weirdly, there is another price cut of Rs. 5,000 in the country making it available for Rs. 65,900 (which is around $1029) now, which is only 1000 rupees more than the 4GB, 64GB variant.
Let’s recall its specs. Samsung Galaxy S8+ India variants is powered by the Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC and the US version come with Snapdragon’s 835 SoC. The processor is an octa-core using that Samsung has clocked at 2.35GHz, and a quad-core module clocked at 1.9GHz. It has an a12-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation and an f/1.7 aperture. And on the front, an 8-megapixel camera set with autofocus. A key feature of the Galaxy S8+ is its Infinity Display with narrow bezels and taller aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
The phone has 4G LTE (Cat. 16), Wi-Fi802.11ac (2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and GPS. And adds an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, magnetometer, and proximity sensor, along with NFC and MST connectivity. The phone also has iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, and facial recognition.
It packs a 3500mAh battery and measures 159.5×73.4×8.1mm and weighs 173 grams. And with IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, it had been amongst the most awaited premium phones in India now available on Amazon and FlipKart. Considering the fact that Apple’s iPhone 8 is very close to the launch, it will be interesting to see how much effect does the price drop can make for the phone.