Samsung India has started sending invites for the launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the country. The South Korean company had last week confirmed the two smartphones will launch in India on Wednesday, and now, it has confirmed the launch event will kick off at 12pm IST. For now, India price details of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are not known. Readers should of course, stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for all the launch details on the day.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were launched late last month, and depending on the region, will be available in two SoC options - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Samsung Exynos 8895. The Qualcomm SoC variant will only be available in select regions including the US, while the Samsung SoC variant will be available in most other regions, including India. As we've mentioned in the past, this should not be too much of a deal-breaker for consumers, as the two SoCs were recently spotted to have comparable performance - in fact, the Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC beat the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC in some benchmarks.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are identical smartphones, with the only difference being dimensions, battery capacity, and screen size of what the company calls the Infinity Display - featuring dual-edge curved display, minimal bezels on the top and bottom, and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The displays are certified by the UHD Alliance as Mobile HDR Premium.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch QHD+ (1440x2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy S8+ sports a 6.2-inch QHD+ (1440x2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display. Both bear Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
As we mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will come in two variants powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) and the Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad). Both the handsets pack 4GB of RAM and come with 64GB inbuilt storage while also supporting expandable storage via microSD card (up to 256GB).
Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones sport 12-megapixel 'Dual Pixel' rear cameras with optical image stabilisation and an f/1.7 aperture, while there are 8-megapixel front cameras with autofocus on board as well, also featuring an f/1.7 aperture.
Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ include 4G LTE (Cat. 16), Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and GPS. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. They both support Samsung Pay, with NFC and MST connectivity.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ support wireless charging as well as fast charging. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ pack 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries respectively. The Galaxy S8 measures 148.9x68.1x8mm and weighs 155 grams. The Galaxy S8+ measures 159.5x73.4x8.1mm and weighs 173 grams.