Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have received a price cut in India after the company launched its successors — Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
The previous generation devices are now available at a reduced price through online stores as well as offline stores. The Galaxy S8 now costs Rs. 49,990 for 64GB storage model while the Galaxy S8 Plus for the same storage model is priced at Rs. 53,990.
The 128GB storage model of the Galaxy S8+ is now available for Rs 64,900. The Galaxy S8 has received about Rs 8,000 discount while the 64GB Galaxy S8 Plus has got discount of Rs 11,000. The costliest variant, i.e. Galaxy S8 Plus with 6GB RAM has been discounted by Rs 6,000.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus feature a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch display respectively. The Super AMOLED QHD display comes with 1440 x 2960 pixels screen resolution and is certified by the UHD Alliance as Mobile HDR Premium.
The India variants are powered by the Samsung Exynos 8895 processor. The phones come with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage option, which is expandable up to 256GB using external microSD card. The 128GB variant of the Galaxy S8 Plus features 6GB RAM.
Both the smartphones come with a 12-megapixel rear camera with ‘Dual Pixel’ technology. The camera features include optical image stabilization and f/1.7 aperture. On the front side, there’s an 8-megapixel snapper with autofocus for taking selfies and video calling.
The smartphones are nearly identical in terms of specifications. The primary differences are battery capacity, dimensions, and screen size. Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and GPS.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are powered by 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh battery respectively, along with support for wireless charging and fast-charging.
Last month, Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphones in the Indian market — Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, with a starting price of Rs. 57,900 (approximately $891). Recently, the South Korean giant also introduced the 128GB storage variants in India.