Samsung to launch S8 and S8+ in India on April 19


In a statement made to The Verge, Samsung acknowledged that Bixby Voice won't be available in time for the Galaxy S8's launch in the US.

Remember that this sale of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus handsets will be on sale up to April 28.

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In US, Samsung's own site is throwing mouth-watering discounts right now, until device remains on pre-order, till April 21.

Although its IT and mobile business is presumed to have posted lackluster earnings because of the Note 7, industry watchers said the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus should change this. The standard S8 has a 5.8-inch 1440p sAMOLED "Infinity Display" while the S8+ has to do with a 6.2-inch 1440p version of the same. There is a pent up demand for a large screen Samsung phone after the Note7 was discontinued, and the S8 devices meet that requirement, she added.

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The 720,000 Galaxy S8 phones were ordered in the first 7 days, which is quite a large number considering that South Korea has just over 50 million people. Both the phones feature 64GB of internal storage with support for storage expansion via dedicated microSD card slot. We should have seen that on the Galaxy S 8 series, but what we got instead was a software-enhanced Galaxy S7 Edge camera. In previous years, however, Galaxy Active models have launched in June and Samsung could be looking at a similar time frame for this year as well. However, Android Nougat will be pre-installed on Samsung's new flagships, and topping that, you'll be getting Samsung's custom UI. Expect Samsung to price both the devices above Rs. 50,000 in India.

The rollout in China is expected to be in mid-May when the virtual assistant Bixby in Chinese is ready, he said.

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Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) said Thursday that preorders for the Galaxy S8 are surpassing preorders of the Galaxy 7, which underscores how quick consumers are to forgive the consumer electronics company for its debacle with the disastrous Galaxy Note 7.