Samsung Unpack 2017
Samsung Unpack 2017

Samsung had officially unpacked their Galaxy S8 and S8+ series of smartphones on the the 29th of March this year. This was followed by a swift announcement of the devices’ availability in the US and Korean markets. Since then countries like India which have a legion of Samsung fans have awaited patiently for their chance to finally get their hands on Samsung’s latest and greatest. Well that ends today. Earlier today the company officially tweeted that it is launching the devices in India on the 19th,

India, get ready to #UnboxYourPhone! Samsung #GalaxyS8 #GalaxyS8Plus, India launch on 19th April, 2017.

— Samsung Mobile India (@SamsungMobileIN) April 14, 2017

This tweet was rapidly taken down and updated with a follow on,

This confirms that the company plans to mobilise a launch event soon. Which is relevant considering India is one of the strongest markets for Samsung.

The Indian variant of the smartphones will be dual-SIM devices. They will most likely feature the Exynos 8895 SoC coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. On the camera front the devices will be sporting a 12-megapixel “quad-pixel” sensor on the back with an f/1.7 aperture, PDAF and OIS support while selfie duties are dispensed by an 8-megapixel sensor up-front with an f/1.7 aperture. Both are fitted with Super AMOLED panel based quad-HD (1440 x2560) resolution displays and have an IP 68 rating for dust and water protection. The only difference lies in the size of the displays and the battery size. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will also be carrying NFC and MST modules to enable the newly launched Samsung Pay. Out of the box the Galaxy S8 series will be running on a custom skinned flavour of Android, v.7.0, Nougat.

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs
Galaxy S8 specifications

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What we will find out on launch is the availability, pricing and if the company has any special offers for the first wave for buyers. Follow us on our social media to keep up-to date with the latest in the world of Android.