Samsung has decided to make its 2017 flagship phones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, a lot more affordable in India. The change in price comes shortly after the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ made its way to the country, so the reduction should help sales move along.
The 64GB Galaxy S8 has gone from Rs 57900 to Rs 49990, a huge Rs 7910 difference. The 64GB Galaxy S8+ has gotten an even bigger Rs 10910 cut from Rs 64900 to Rs 53990. Lastly, the 128GB Galaxy S9+ has dropped from Rs 70900 to Rs 64900, a Rs 6000 fall.
It seems these new costs are available via physical retailers and Samsung’s official website. Online sellers like Flipkart are still offering the smartphones at its old rates, but that should change sooner or later. Anyone who buys the handsets offline will be eligible to get Rs 10000 as Paytm cashback.
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+:
– OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, upgradable to Oreo
– Display: 5.8-inch/6.2-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels
– Storage: 64GB/128GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 4GB/6GB
– CPU: Exynos 8895
– Battery: 3000mAh/3500mAh
– Camera: 12MP rear, 8MP front
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were in the news last month as the company had begun sending out the Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade for the pair, but abruptly halted the rollout because of random reboots. The update resumed about a week after and is set to hit the US within the next couple of weeks.