Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is launching on April 19: Confirms Samsung

The Qualcomm SoC variant will only be available in select regions including the USA, while the Samsung SoC variant will be available in most other regions, including India.

Nearly three weeks after its initial launch in the US, South Korean giant Samsung will launch its flagship device Galaxy S8 in India on April 19.

The S8 will have a 5.8 inch display with no physical phone button, rather an invisible home button, while the S8+ will have a 6.2 inch screen.

That's a likely explanation, because the "SM-G8" part of the model number refers to a Galaxy S series "Active" variant.

Considering that the fingerprint sensor is absent in the leaked Galaxy S8+ image, it appears that Samsung was really looking into the idea of embedding the smartphone's biometric sensor directly into its display.

The two smartphones are protected by water and dust resistant IP68 technology and feature support for iris scanning technology along with face recognition and fingerprint recognition technology to keep your smartphone safe from the prying eyes. Samsung's brand new Gear VR headset and controller comes free with Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S3 may not need Nougat to work well, but the latest update is crucial for the Galaxy S6 to rectify its frustrating problems. The company does the same with S8 smartphones as well.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 faced a rotary saw, the refurbished Note 7 and the upcoming Note 8 have been leaked, and Bixby's problem are what made Android headlines this week. After that, there is a huge drop off as the next unit, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, makes up 5.8% of the company's installed base in the U.S. In the previous year, 28% of those using a Samsung handset have upgraded to a new phone.

Galaxy S8 and S8+ sports 12MP shooter at the back with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture and 8MP shooter on the front with f/1.7 aperture and 80-degree wide-angle lens. They will be powered by an octa-core 10nm processor, paired with 4GB of RAM. Good job, Samsung! You can now rest easy knowing that Samsung's done everything in its power to make sure Galaxy S8's don't blow up like the Note 7.

It's still unclear whether Samsung will consider an Active key on the Galaxy S8 Active, in addition to the dedicated Bixby button.

Stay tuned for details.

  • Patricia Jimenez