The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will go on sale in India later this week, but those of you who pre-ordered the phone are in luck, as Samsung is already shipping units your way, and chances are that some of you already received them. Now, Samsung is not the only one who started shipping Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus units to consumers in India, as some third-party retailers are doing the same for consumers who pre-ordered one of the two devices. Now, there’s still time to pre-order your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus unit, as you will get a free Wireless Charger with your pre-order, and the phone will ship your way basically immediately, as long as you live in India.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were introduced at the end of March in New York, and Samsung India decided to unveil India-related details on April 19. These two devices have been available for pre-order for a while now, and they’ll become available for purchase really soon. Now, Indian Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus models are basically identical to global ones, as they ship with the Exynos 8895 64-bit octa-core processor. The Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs. 57,900 ($903) in India, while the Galaxy S8 Plus costs Rs. 64,900 ($1,012), in case you were wondering. It’s not exactly a surprise that the two phones are more expensive in India than they are in the US, for example, it has been that way before as well, and the price difference is actually quite noticeable.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are basically identical in terms of the design, and their internals are almost identical as well. The only difference between these two phones comes down to the size, and as a result of that, the Galaxy S8 Plus sports a larger display and battery. Both phones are made out of metal, they pack in 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage. On the back of the Galaxy S8 devices you’ll be able to find a 12-megapixel snapper, and Android Nougat comes out of the box with Samsung’s custom UI. If you’d like to know more about these two handsets, check out our full review.