Samsung has launched Orchid Gray colour variant of the company's flagship Galaxy S8 and the S8+ series in India.
"To further fuel the unprecedented response to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung is pleased to introduce the all new Orchid Gray colour. Through this stunning colour, our consumers would make a style statement that would set them above and apart from everyone else," Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, said in a statement.
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With the addition of Orchid Gray, Samsung Galaxy S8 series are now available in four colours in the country. Other three include Midnight Black, Maple Gold and Coral Blue.
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Orchid Gray colour-based Galaxy S8 and the S8+ models will be available for Rs. 57,900 and Rs. 64,900, respectively. Interested consumers can pre-order the devices from July 5 to 11, 2017 on Flipkart and Samsung Shop. They would also be available at select stores from July 12 onwards.
Except for the colour, rest of the internal hardware, such as screen size, RAM, storage, camera and battery capacity, remains the same as in the original models.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 comes in two variants—one, 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and a bigger 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ (or Plus). It comes with an all new design language boasting super AMOLED-based Infinity display, a bezel-less, full-frontal, edge-to-edge screen having WQHD+ (2960x1440p) resolution. With extended display, Samsung has incorporated virtual home button right on the screen.
The phones come with IP68 water-and-dust certifications, meaning it can survive five feet underwater for close to 30 minutes. Device owners can take it for a dip in the swimming pool and also take photos and calls, as well.
Most notable aspect of the Galaxy S8 series is the Bixby digital assistant. It is capable of supporting almost every task the application is capable of performing using the conventional touch gesture command.
In the front display panel, the company has incorporated an 8MP snapper with f/1.7 aperture, wide FoV (Field of View) lens, an Iris scanner with face recognition technology.
On the rear, Galaxy S8 series houses 12MP dual-pixel camera with f/1.7 aperture at the top centre, a LED flash to the left side, fingerprint scanner to the right and a heart-rate sensor below. Under-the-hood, it comes packed with 10 nanometer class Exynos 9985 series processor, Android Nougat OS, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and a 3,000/3,500mAh battery.
The new Galaxy S8 series also boasts Samsung DeX feature. Users, with the help of the display dock, can convert the phone into a mini-computer via DeX. It will offer new adaptive user experience on a big screen with optimised look and behaviour of apps as per user preferences to provide a PC-like experience.
In a related development, Samsung is expected to launch rugged variant of the flagship phone dubbed as the Galaxy S8 Active in the US in coming days.
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Watch this space for latest news on Samsung Galaxy S8 series.
Key specifications of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S8||Samsung Galaxy S8+|
|Display||5.8-inch WQHD+ (2960x1440p) super AMOLED-based infinity display (a bezel-less, full-frontal, edge-to-edge screen)
||6.2-inch WQHD+ (2960x1440p) super AMOLED-based infinity display (a bezel-less, full-frontal, edge-to-edge screen)
|OS||Android 7.1 Nougat with Samsung Bixby digital assistant||Android 7.1 Nougat with Samsung Bixby digital assistant|
|RAM||4GB LPDDR4||4GB LPDDR4|
|Storage||64GB (UFS v2.1)||64GB (UFS v2.1)|
|Battery||3,000mAh with fast and wireless charging ability||3,500mAh with fast and wireless charging ability|
|Add-ons||Iris scanner with Face recognition technology, fingerprint sensor, Single/Dual-SIM (based on region of sale), Bluetooth 4.2 (with apt-X & LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, NFC (Near Field Communication), heart rate sensor, Type C USB port, MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) technology.||Iris scanner with Face recognition technology, fingerprint sensor, Single/Dual-SIM (based on region of sale), Bluetooth 4.2 (with apt-X & LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, NFC (Near Field Communication), heart rate sensor, Type C USB port, MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) technology.|
|Colours||Midnight Black, Maple Gold, and Orchid Gray||Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray and Coral Blue|
|Dimensions||148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm||159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm|
|Price||Rs. 57,900||Rs. 64,900|