29/03/2017 9:37 PM IST | Updated 29/03/2017 9:50 PM IST

Samsung Launches Galaxy S8 And S8+, To Be Launched In India Mid April

The new Galaxy phones have 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch infinity displays.

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Samsung launched their new flagship offerings Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ today at a global event. The smartphone will be available on 21 April in the US. The India launch is slotted for mid-April according to the sources familar with the matter.

The flagship phones have 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch infinity QHD AMOLED displays respectively. Samsung has maintained a great design standard even after removing the front button that made space for a bigger screen. The IP68 rating of the phone guards them against water and dust.

The fingerprint sensor is on the back of the phones, situated next to the camera. Additionally, there is IRIS scanning available to unlock the phones through the eyes scanning.

In the US the phones are running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors while in other countries including India it will sport Samsung's own Exynos octa-core chip.

Both the phones have a 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage on board. The rear cameras of the phones sport a 12 MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture and the front cameras sport 8 MP sensor with a similar aperture.

Samsung has decided not to ditch the 3.5 mm headphone jack this time. Galaxy S8 has a battery of 3000 mAh while Galaxy S8+ has a battery of 3500 mAh. Both of them are using USB C type port for charging. The wireless charging is also supported by the flagship duo.

Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be running Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box with Bixby assistant developed by the company.