Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pre-orders start in India

Samsung kicks-off pre-orders for Galaxy S8 & S8+ in India

Samsung has started accepting pre-orders for their 2017 Android flagship duo – the Galaxy S8 & S8+ across the world including India. Both the phones are listed now at Samsung’s online store for pre-order. In India you can pre-book these phones (upto May 4, 2017) either online via Samsung eStore website or offline via select Samsung outlets. According to the website, pre-orders will start shipping in the first week of May. The pre-order price is as follows for both the devices

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Rs.57,900 (US $890 approx.)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus – Rs.64,900 (US $1000 approx.)

Galaxy S8 plus prebook

Here are other specifics for the Indian variant Galaxy S8 & GS8+ (Unlocked models)

Model Number –
Galaxy S8 – SM-G950FZKD
Galaxy S8 Plus – SM-G955FZKD

Galaxy S8/ S8+ Specifications

SoC – Exynos 8895 Octa (Quadcore 2.35 GHz & Quadcore 1.7 GHz)
64 GB internal memory, upto 256 GB memory card support
5.8 inches (GS8) or 6.2 inches (GS8+), QuadHD+ 1440 x 2960 pixels, Super AMOLED Edge-to-Edge “infinity” display
Gorilla Glass 5 protection
12 MP f/1.7 primary camera with PDAF and Dual-pixel technology, 1.4micrometer pixel size
8 MP f/1.7 Autofocus front camera capable of 1440p@30fps video recording & dual video call
Bluetooth 5.0, USB v3.1 Type-C, Iris scanner, Bixby personal assistant, Android 7.0 Nougat, Dual SIM (Nano + Nano/MicroSD hybrid slot), IP68 certified dust & water resistant
3000mAh (GS8) or 3500mAh (GS8+) non-removable battery
Available colors – For GS8 – Midnight Black & Maple Gold, for GS8+ Midnight Black, Coral Blue & Maple Gold

Premium AKG Earphones in retail box

A new (premium) addition in the retail box of this year’s flagship Galaxy is AKG Earphones worth Rs.6,500 ($100). It will be interesting to see how premium these are once we get the box.

As usual the early birds (those who pre-order before May 4, 2017) will get a freebie in the form of a wireless charger worth Rs.3,499. This is the latest model Wireless Charger Stand (convertible) with model number EP-PG950BBEG. To avail this offer you will have to register and activate the phone before May 8, 2017. Unlike previous years (when the freebie code was generated via My Galaxy app), you will have to register a credit or debit card with Samsung Pay to avail the offer. And then the coupon code will be generated within the Samsung Pay app.

So are you planning to pre-order the new Galaxy flagship?

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