Samsung Launches Galaxy S8 In India

Confirmed: Samsung S8 Won't Officially Support Remapping Bixby Button

Samsung blocks Bixby button remapping on Galaxy S8

It will be interesting to see if Samsung's positioning of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ models works, given that it has to cover up for the losses from Note 7 fiasco.

Pre-orders start from April, 19 on Flipkart and Samsung Shop. The S8 gets by with a 3,000 mAh battery while the larger sibling gets a 3,500 mAh battery. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will feature a 6.2-inch Quad HD+Super AMOLED display. Apparently, Samsung won't be able to ideal technology that would let it embed the sensor into the display - that was the original plan for the Galaxy S8 series as well. Samsung's new flagship phones are also the first smartphones in the world to support Bluetooth 5.0.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ended up as a disaster for the company, but it seems the company is still confident to launch the successor of the phablet to cover up for the mess created a year ago. With its infinity display and bezel-less design, the device is compact and has a smooth, continuous surface with no angles and curved on both sides, making it convenient for multi-tasking.

With no physical home button to house the finger print sensor, Samsung placed it at the back of the device right next to the camera module.

Samsung S8 and S8 plus devices have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHZ Quad) processor. Apart from this, the device packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

As for security, both the phones offer a wide selection of biometric technologies including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition so users can select a secure biometric authentication method that works best for them. They run on Android 7.0 Nougat and have USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jacks.

Both the phones also have a separate dedicated button to trigger Bixby - Samsung's response to Google Assistant and Apple Siri. They have 8MP auto-focus front shooter.

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