Samsung today launched a 6GB RAM variant of its reigning flagship phone – The Galaxy S8+ – priced at 74,900 INR . Apart from more RAM, the new S8+ variant will also have 128GB of native storage (compared to 64GB in the S8/S8+ variants that were introduced in April for Rs. 10,000 lesser).
Though a 4GB RAM capacity is more than sufficient for the way most (or perhaps all) of us use our phones, however, the added RAM will help the S8+ hold more clout in view of technology enthusiasts who are passionate about owning the latest and greatest in tech. Here is how Samsung justifies this move:
“The resounding success of the recently launched Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+ underscores the unmatched superiority of Samsung in the premium smartphone segment. The new Galaxy S8+ variant with its best in class 6GB RAM & 128GB internal memory, will give our consumers the freedom to do infinitely more. It is the ultimate device for power users who aspire to explore new possibilities, are always on top of their game and for whom multi-tasking is a way of life,” said Mr. Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile
Rest of the hardware remains same. The S8+ has an awe-inspiring Infinity display that’s also HDR 10 compliant. The odd 18.5:9 form factor helps fit a 6.2-inch display in a very manageable form factor. The display is also shielded with Gorilla Glass 5.
The handset further offers best in class 12MP dual pixel AF rear camera and a 5MP front camera with Auto-focus. It’s powered by latest Exynos 8895 processor and is running Android Nougat based Experience UI. The hybrid dual SIM phone also features full set of connectivity options including Bluetooth 5.0 and also has Samsung’s own Bixby assistant (which isn’t much to write home about).
Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S8+:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S8+|
|Display||6.2 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED infinity display|
|Processor||Octa Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor|
|Camera||12 MP rear and 8 MP front camera|
|Dimensions and Weight||159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm and 173 grams|
|Software||Android 7.0 Nougat OS|
|Dual SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM|