Samsung Galaxy S8+ price slashed by Rs 12000

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 9 is out and about now, making it the perfect time to make its older flagships a bit cheaper. The Galaxy Note 8 has already dropped by Rs 12000 since the Note 9’s arrival and it’s now the Galaxy S8+’ turn.

According to Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom, the Galaxy S8+ is now available at a MOP (Market Operating Price) of Rs 39990, a significant Rs 12000 discount. The seller frequently tweets out cuts ahead of an official announcement, so its claim is probably accurate, at least for offline stores.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Online Price

Samsung’s online shop isn’t reflecting the Rs 12000 reduction at the moment since it’s still vending the Galaxy S8+ at Rs 51990. Flipkart is also offering the handset at Rs 51990. Amazon India is bundling a discount, but still selling it at Rs 44999.

For comparison’s sake, the Galaxy S9+ retails for Rs 64900. The Galaxy S8+ looks very similar to its predecessor, which may be why folks were less-than-enthusiastic about the sequel. There are a couple of major differences though, like the position of the fingerprint scanner in the S9+ moving below the cameras instead of beside them.

Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S8+:

– OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, upgradable to Oreo
– Display: 6.2-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels
– Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 4GB
– CPU: Exynos 8895
– Battery: 3500mAh
– Camera: 12MP rear, 8MP front
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C

Also See: All 3 Samsung Galaxy S10 models to get in-display fingerprint scanner

The Galaxy S8+ at Rs 39990 pits it against rivals like the OnePlus 6. The latter device starts at Rs 34999 and features more recent flagship specs like a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, and a 16MP + 20MP dual camera setup. It also has a notch, so if you’re against cutouts on the screen the Samsung phone is a better bet.