It’s official Samsung Mobile Nepal has taken the wrap off one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, the Galaxy S8, and S8 Plus. The duo from Samsung will go on pre-booking from today and will go on sale from 22th of Baisakh — interested users can pre-book the phone at s8prebooking.com or visit the nearest Samsung outlet for more information.
Carrying a flagship tag, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will go on sale in Nepal for Rs. 88,900 and Rs. 98,900 respectively. Users purchasing the phone will also receive a Ncell SIM and a data pack of 8GB for 8 months(1GB per month), while IMS, the authorized distributor of Samsung phones in Nepal has mentioned that pre-bookers will get a free Samsung level box slim and each phone will be insured for 6months covering thefts and damages. Bear in mind, you need to pay Nrs. 5000 at first as a part of pre-book confirmation amount.
The stunning Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with new design innovations alongside cutting-edge technology that includes a revolutionary camera, the industry’s first 10nm processor, a cinematic viewing experience with a bezel-less dual-edge Infinity Display, Bixby and robust Phone+ offerings.
– Mr. Pranaya Ratna Sthapit, Head HHP Division, Samsung Nepal.
As far as specs are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, while the S8+ comes with a bigger 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display — the infinity edge display of both phones offer QHD resolution(1440 x 2960px) with an unusual but satisfying aspect ratio of 18.5:9. There’s also support for HDR10 with Samsung promising more HDR content around the web in coming days.
Samsung, this time, has axed the home button in favor of bezel-less look and instead has opted in for a software button with haptic feedback, giving you a similar feeling of pressing a hardware button. In case you’re wondering, as oppose to previous Samsung phones, the fingerprint now has been shifted to the side of the camera.
Likewise, its predecessor, both phones sport IP68 certification, protecting the phone from water and dust. The phone is also protected with Gorilla Glass 5, both on the front and back.
Talking about the new Digital Assistant from Samsung entitled as Bixby, it can be used to answer voice commands, image recognition which can mark popular landmarks and find products on Amazon. Bixby can also be used as a hub through home screen, much like Google Now. Unfortunately, the software is half-baked for now, since it doesn’t come with voice command support out of the box.
As for the remaining hardware, Nepali users will get to enjoy the Exynos variant of the phone. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 8895 octa-core chipset — the first four core bears a clock speed of 2.3 GHz, while the remaining four runs on 1.7 GHz. Both duos will be aided by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage with an option for expansion via a microSD card slot.
Camera wise, both phones borrows its sensor from its last year siblings, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The Galaxy S8/S8 Plus comes with an older 12MP sensor with f/1.7 dual-pixel sensor. Despite old offering, Samsung has improved the software which now captures multiple exposures, offering an amazing image quality. However, the front camera sees an upgrade from 5MP to 8MP with autofocus for selfies and video chats.
All this thing will be powered by a 3000mAh battery residing inside the Galaxy S8, whilst the S8 Plus boasts a bigger 3500mAh battery — both supporting Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging. As for the software, the phone runs on Grace UX on top of Android 7.0 Nougat, offering a non-stock but minimal UI. You can also convert the phone to a mini desktop, thanks to Samsung DeX dock support. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be available in Maple Gold and Midnight Black, whlist the S8 Plus will also come in Coral Blue color option.
So guys what do you think about the phone? Are you satisfied with the pricing? Will you buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus or pass away? Let us know about your thoughts on the comment box below.