Samsung S8, S8 Plus India Launch Set for April 19

Elizabeth Williams
April 21, 2017

Due to that state of affairs, it seems unlikely that the second largest wireless carrier in the country will start selling the Galaxy S8 Active as soon as the regular variants of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus launch.

With Samsung's flagship smartphone launched recently, it is safe to say that things are just starting to heat up for some of its features, particularly its voice assistant.

Samsung will announce the Indian availability and pricing details on April 19. Samsung's brand new Gear VR headset and controller comes free with Galaxy S8.

The fact that pre-orders for the S8 are stronger than the S7 suggests that consumers have not been put off from Samsung products after last year's Galaxy Note 7 scandal.

The company has been heavily promoting the new AI secretary, developed by Viv Labs, an American start-up founded by Siri creators that Samsung acquired previous year, as being able to offer a range of innovative services with voice and image recognition capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have a dedicated button to launch Bixby.

Samsung unveiled the powerful phone with the fastest processor in Qualcomm Snapdragon Series on March 29. The Galaxy S8 is also equipped with fingerprint, iris and facial recognition sensors that will be connected to Samsung Pass, a biometric authentication service.

SamMobile reports that a Galaxy S8 Active is in the works and will likely be an AT&T exclusive. "Bixby Voice will be available in the USA on the Galaxy S8 later this spring". Samsung also added dust resistance, on top of the phone's existing waterproofing.

Samsung Electronics Co. expects the latest flagship Galaxy S8 would not only help it restore its reputation but also make the smartphone smarter thanks to the newest features packed in its new premium phone.

Samsung has used the same 12MP rear camera in the Galaxy S8 duo from the Galaxy S7 but claims that it has made further tuning to the software optimisation and other tweaks to the hardware as well. Both phones have a dual-curved display like we saw on the Galaxy S7 edge. the Galaxy S8+ costs approximately $100 (or Rs. 6,700) more than the Galaxy S8+.

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