Samsung has officially dropped prices of its flagship smartphone from 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The company has listed revised prices of the two smartphones on its online store, where the Samsung Galaxy S8 is now priced at Rs. 49,990, while the Galaxy S8+ is priced at Rs. 53,990. Both the smartphones are available as 64GB internal storage variants at the moment, and prices for their respective 128GB storage variants have not yet been revealed. The same prices should reflect soon across offline retail stores and Samsung outlets across India.
The price drop of the Samsung Galaxy S8 lineup can be attributed to the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup. The Samsung Galaxy S9 (64GB) is priced at Rs. 57,900, while the 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 61,900. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ (64GB) is priced at Rs. 64,900, while the 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 68,900. With the new prices for the Galaxy S8, Samsung will hope to keep up sales of its previous generation flagship. The Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup maintains similar looks from its predecessor, and has upgraded in terms of processor, camera and a few other elements. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are powered by the Exynos 8895 SoC in India, which still remains to be a fairly able proposition.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were the first to introduce the wide-aspect ratio Infinity Display on phone, with dual-edge curved Quad HD+ AMOLED displays certified by Mobile HDR Premium. The Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch display panel, while the Galaxy S8+ houses a 6.2-inch display. Both the phones being sold from Samsung's official online store are 4GB RAM/64GB native storage variants, and both feature 12-megapixel Dual Pixel cameras, which have already been hailed as one of the best smartphone cameras of 2017. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 3000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8+ has a 3500mAh pack. Both the smartphones run on Android 8.0 Oreo.
The price cuts would help those looking for the experience of Samsung's Infinity Display to get the same at a lesser price. The company is also offering Paytm cashback of Rs. 10,000 against purchase of any Galaxy S8 smartphone from offline stores, although this may well be a limited duration offering.