Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Electronics | By Lorenzo Hawkins

Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders eclipse S7

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ pack top-notch hardware in the form of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, Adreno 540 GPU, and 4GB of RAM.

With the Note 7-debacle on its back, Samsung chose to not only unleash a new design and AI called Bixby with Galaxy S8 - and it bigger sibling, Galaxy S8 Plus - but has kept the pricing reasonable too.

"The economically priced, high-performing Galaxy J series sustained Samsung's shipments and contributed significantly to the expansion of the brand's overall smartphone production volume", TrendForce reported.

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Reports past year suggested Samsung was working on two separate bendable smartphones.

A foldable concept was also demonstrated by Samsung in a 2014 video that showed a device featuring a single flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) display. In a new post on Twitter, Samsung Mobile India has teased the launch of its flagship phones in India on April 19, 2017. It said last week it expects its operating profit in the first quarter was 9.9 trillion won (US$8.8 billion), up 48 percent from 6.7 trillion won in the same period past year, helped largely by growth in its components business. The upcoming Galaxy S8 Active is also likely to follow suit, and could sport a more generous battery, compared to the Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery found inside the Galaxy S8. Other features of Bixby like Vision, Home and Reminder will be available at the global launch of Galaxy S8 on April 21, Samsung said. Both the phones come with Alway On display and IP68 water and dust resistance capabilities. Samsung has confirmed to Time that Bixby Voice will not be ready to join the debut of Galaxy S8 this month.

For those, who don't know, Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display. We'll have to wait and watch how Samsung decides to price its flagship smartphones in India. The Galaxy S8 has a sleek design and going for an active variant is definitely going to make it look more rugged than it looks right now.

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