Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Galaxy S8 enjoys higher than expected sales


Samsung has said pre-orders for the new flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone have overtaken those of the discontinued and risky S7. 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. "There is a pent up demand for a large screen Samsung phone after the Note7 was discontinued, and the S8 devices meet that requirement". And why not, the Galaxy S8 is the successor to the best phone of the year 2016 after all.

Samsung will unveil Galaxy S8 and S8+ price in India on April 19.

With Samsung's flagship smartphone launched recently, it is safe to say that things are just starting to heat up for some of its features, particularly its voice assistant. But, it also seems to be the most fragile smartphone ever because it is covered in glass all-around. With the Galaxy S8 featuring a radical design with its Infinity display, it will be interesting to see how Samsung adopts that, or if at all it does, into the device.

Also because this is the very first Galaxy S series smartphone where the Korean giant has removed the physical home button, thus, it also becomes an interesting point of observation for the Galaxy S8 Active model. The resolution is for the LG G6 is 1440 x 2880, which is a little lower than the Samsung Galaxy S8. Specifically, the Galaxy S8's almost bezel-less design and big, curved screen, might make it a bit harder to ruggedize and safeguard the handset.

The model to be launched in India is expected to sport the Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC instead of the standard Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. As of now, there's no info whether the Samsung Bixby assistant will be available to Indian market or now. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is also headed to the same network provider as well, and is likely to be unveiled in June, a time frame when the Active lineup gets its refresh every year.

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