Samsung's Galaxy Studio in Omotesando, Tokyo
Samsung's Galaxy Studio in Omotesando, Tokyo

Samsung has recently launched the flagship smartphones of 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The smartphones have been launched and are available in most parts of the world including US and India. One country where the smartphone remains to be released is in Japan. Now that is also changing as the Japanese carriers have revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be coming to Japan in first week of June. Moreover, the smartphones will be available on Japanese carriers NTT Docomo and KDDI.

Samsung’s market share in Japan isn’t that great right now. But the company hopes to make that change with the launch of its flagships in Japan soon. Japan is the only major market where Samsung hasn’t released the Galaxy S8 yet, so with this launch, the Galaxy S8 will be available at all major markets in the world.

As per the specifications of the phone, the Japanese fans should expect Samsung Galaxy S8 to come with 5.8-inch super AMOLED panel displaying at a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution. At the heart of the device resides either Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 SoC or their in-house Exynos 8895 SoC depending on your region. Both processors are expected to be clocked at 2.35 GHz. The handset features 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD slot.

On the camera front, the smartphone has a 12-megapixel ‘Dual-pixel’ rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture, optical-image stabilisation and LED-flash. The selfie shooter up-front is an 8-megapixel shooter with an f/1.7 aperture. Both camera modules front and rear also support phase detected auto-focus (PDAF). In the battery department, Samsung has endowed the Galaxy S8 with a 3000mAh non-removable power-pack while the S8+ gets a 3500mAh reserve tank thanks to its slightly larger frame.

According to report from The Investor, Samsung has lost its market share in Japan and the company has sold 300,000 smartphones in Japan which equates to just 3.8% market share down from 15%. Samsung hopes to reduce this loss by releasing the Samsung Galaxy S8 in Japan next month. Stay tuned as we know about the release of Samsung Galaxy S8 in Japan.