The latest offering from the Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S8, and S8 Plus now officially comes in the Nepalese Market. The IMS group authorized distributor of the Samsung in Nepal has launched the phones today at an event. The Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs.88,999 and the Galaxy S8 Plus is priced at Rs.99,999.
The pre-booking for the Galaxy phones has started from www.s8prebooking.com and from the 22nd of the Baisakh the phone will be available. With the Galaxy S8 customers will Ncell SIM card with 8GB of Data monthly for 8 months for free. Along with the Ncell Data, the company will provide 6 months of the insurance of the phones.
The regular galaxy s8 with have 5.8in display whereas the plus variant will have the 6.2in display. The new display will have an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 with 2960×1440 pixels.The physical home button will no longer be part of the gorgeous display of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The fingerprint scanner is also at the rear right next to the camera lens which seems in the odd position. It’s still how the Samsung fan will react to this. And there won’t be Samsung logo on the front. With the removal of the physical button, there will be soft keys. The navigation bar is customizable, even down to the background color and the order of the function keys.
There is a new hard button to activate Samsung’s version Voice assistance, Bixby. Samsung bills Bixby as a multi-modal assistant, that you can interact with using voice, touch and the camera. The goal is to eventually have a panoply of apps that are compatible with Bixby and when that happens, you will be able to complete almost every task you would need just by interacting with Bixby.
There is also a layer of Bixby built into the camera, where Samsung’s own software can scan and translate through dozens of languages or pull up product information for just about any item.
To power the phone, there is a 10 nm octa-core processor that is likely to be a choice of the latest Snapdragon or the latest Exynos depending on the region, 4 GB of RAM, expandable storage, a headphone jack, a 3,000 mAh battery for the S8 and a 3,500 mAh battery for the S8 Plus.
Aside from the Bixby layer, the camera is also quite familiar and sticks to the tried and true setup of previous years. 12 MP for the rear camera at f/1.7 aperture gets some post-processing enhancements that seams together multiple versions of the same frame for better detail. The camera is quite familiar and sticks to the tried and true setup of previous years. The front facing camera is 8 MP at the same aperture, with some smart autofocus capabilities now built-in.